Ontario Chapter of HIMSS

Sponsor "flattening the curve" during this Covid-19 pandemic

HIMSS Ontario Chapter has heard that many of our members and corporate partners are struggling to find ways they can meaningfully contribute to "flattening the curve" during this Covid-19 pandemic. There is an opportunity to sponsor howsmyflattening.ca, the project that is providing near real-time data on where we stand in Covid-19 counts and predictions of care need in Ontario at this time. The project is combining the data analysis with advice from countries like China, Italy, and Spain. The Trillium Hospital Foundation is managing donations so tax receipts are supplied. For more information or to donate, please click here. For information on other ways to donate such as expertise or in-kind resources, please contact Dr. Darren Larsen at dr.darren@me.com  Thank you and please reach out to us if you have any questions at ontario.info@himsschapter.org




Membership Engagement Survey

As part of our ongoing efforts to provide increasing value to our members, we have just completed a survey to better understand what we're doing well and how we can continue to improve. The survey has now closed and results will be shared with members in the near future. Also, if you were the lucky winner of the draw, a member of the team will be in touch soon with more information.



Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 2nd Annual Ontario Health IT Conference - Mark your calendars!

Plan to attend our largest annual event!  Held in Toronto and sponsored by the HIMSS Ontario Chapter

Location: Toronto Congress Centre. Agenda details to be available soon.

For more information to attend, exhibit, or sponsor, please contact conference organizer Robert Glanville via email robert@healthitconference.com

Photos from the 2019 conference:



HIMSS Rebrand Launch

We are please to share that HIMSS Global has refreshed its brand. Visit the HIMSS website to see the new look and feel. Sign up for HIMSS TV for the latest videos from HIMSS.



October 2, 2019 launch and invitation to participate in ELF-HIMSS Ontario Mentorship Program

The Ontario Chapter of HIMSS and Emerging Leader Forum (ELF) have partnered to bring a new mentorship program to the Ontario health technology sector. This program looks to pair seasoned health technology leaders with emerging healthcare leaders. Through experiential learning, grounded in the mentors own professional context, mentees gain powerful new techniques for navigating their careers. As we move into 2020, those who are 5+ years into their career are encouraged to enroll as a mentor.



New July 2, 2019 publication by Member, Greg Horne, Principal Health Analytics Strategist, SAS.  In his article, Greg discusses the potential for AI to augment clinical decisions, forecast the impact of potential disease outbreaks, and establish patient safety protocols. To read more and comment please visit  Can AI Propel Us Towards Universal Health Coverage?

If you have recently published an article, please email us at ontario.info@himsschapter.org



International Patient Summary for Computable Care Guidelines explained...

March 2020 - watch Derek Ritz's HIMSS20 bite-sized video below as he explains the International Patient Summary (IPS) for Computable Care Guidelines (CCG) in 200 seconds or less...



July 11, 2019 - watch Derek Ritz's and Bryn Rhodes' bite-sized 200 second video below as they explain a new specification being developed to operationalize “computable care guidelines”:


Or copy and paste the link into your browser:  https://vimeo.com/347427025



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For questions, please contact us at ontario.info@himsschapter.org