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Welcome to 2019! As we collectively jump into an exciting new year, eager to explore all its potential, let’s pause for a moment and reflect on the year we’re leaving behind – on our successes and challenges and the valuable lessons we learned along the way.
One of the things I’m most proud of as CEO of this dynamic organization is all the work we did in 2018 and will continue to do in 2019 to realize our mission: to enable a healthier world.
As digital health care initiatives such as electronic medical records become an increasingly common element of health care delivery world-wide, many of the same challenges that exist in the real world are manifested in the virtual one as well. A common challenge in the digital world is to ensure that everyone is speaking the same language and using common terminology.
On May 29, 2018, at the Digital Health Canada Annual General Meeting in Vancouver, I completed my two-year term as the association’s President, and welcomed a new Board of Directors who will continue to build bridges across and beyond health care and push the boundaries of the organization’s efforts to date.
I had the pleasure of attending the FHIR North Education and Connectathon event held at Mohawk College on April 26. Given the requests I’ve received for my thoughts on the event and FHIR itself, I thought I’d share them with others:
#1. There's a lot of interest FHIR. 238 people registered for the event. That’s on par with the numbers we would see in the US and they have 10 times our population and are way head of Canada in terms of FHIR implementations.
On April 21, 1864, William Sellers launched the first standardization battle of the industrial era. He addressed a room full of engineers and machinists in the lecture hall of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia to gather support for standardizing thread counts on screws.
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