Day: July 23, 2010

Upcoming important Healcare IT Events in Canada


September 8, 2010

1. ITAC Health / MEDEC Patient Management Software Conference

Given the recent Health Canada’s rules on medical device classification rules  and the requirement for all patient management to be certified as class II has an impact on vendors/distributors selling products in Canada.

This is quite an important event for both the customers and vendors to understand the new requirements and network with others who are undergoing the process.

October 4-6, 2010

IT Healthcare Canada conference and exhibition

This event is organized by Ontario HIMSS chapter and the first time the chapter is organizing an event of this size, which is quite an amazing feet.  Kudos to the organizers and I wish them all the success.

Plus: Low registration fee and you can network with regional health leaders to understand where eHealth is marching towards in Canada.

Saravana Rajan

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Microsoft quits EMR/HIS market in US


Here is the latest from Microsoft, the horizontal heavyweight, who entered the healthcare vertical with the acquisition of Global2000’s HIS product.

Microsoft is to stop selling its Amalga HIS and John’s @ Chilmark analysis and why its the right move for Microsoft.   I agree that EMR / HIS  is a mature market with healthcare vertical heavyweights like Cerner, McKesson , Meditech and industry darling Epic.

EMR / HIS market entry through acquisition from a foreign player looked never feasible given how healthcare delivery is unique to each country with the regulations,  structure ( public versus private), clinical workflows and business processes associated with it.  Even between US and Canada there is quite a difference though Meditech has significant presence in both countries due to various reasons.

Saravana Rajan