Health Industry

EMR Success in the Northwest Territories

In 2011, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) engaged Sierra Systems to assist with the selection and deployment of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solution for its 33 primary care clinic sites.

Sierra Systems resources worked closely with the GNWT team to select the vendor, negotiate the contracts, identify enhancements, install the application, develop operations standards, lead the implementations, […]

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HL7 FHIR heats up in the U.S. and Canadian Health Market

In the U.S. Health Market, HL7 FHIR is gaining more and more traction, with profiles from IHE and through adoption from product vendors. In a recently published interview, Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess, explains how FHIR has recently been added by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to the regulation of […]

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Breaking Down The Barriers – Health IT COACH-BCHIMPS Spring Symposium

Following in the footsteps of another successful joint COACH-ANHIX Conference in February, the COACH – BCHIMPS Spring Symposium, Breaking Down the Barriers: Getting Health IT Done, was held in Vancouver on March 27th. The diverse panel of presenters captured a broad range of topics related to health information management.

The first speaker of the day, Colleen McGavin, Patient Voices Network Representative, […]

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HL7 FHIR Burns Brighter

For those of you following the discussion on FHIR, this video from HL7 Austria 2015, featuring Ewout Kramer, one the developers of the FHIR specification will be of interest. Ewout gives an update on recent enhancements and coming focus areas over the past twelve months.

Highlights of the video include:

  • Community Building
    1. The demand […]

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HL7 FHIR and Argonaut in Canada

I am Canadian, so for me, Argonauts play football, and by football, I don’t mean soccer. The Argonaut Project is also the subject of a recent announcement from the HL7 Policy Conference hosted in Washington, in response to the latest JASON Report. There appears to be a mythological theme emerging in Health IT, and I’m looking forward to an […]

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