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including Technical Papers, professional opinions as well as a location for members to publish their BCS Profile
Since inception members could store their biographies in "My Profile". Now members can publish their professional history. A great opportunity to share experiences and find experts (Who's Who)
Why IT is not the answer to innovation in Healthcare & other fields
We had a good turnout to hear Professor Anthony Wensley provide a multi-dimensional view of the various factors that contribute to successful, high value IT implementations. A retrospective account of the trials and tribulations of some of the well known healthcare implementations was discussed. 38 people were in attendance, which was good considering competition with the World Cup and Toronto Blue Jays games on the same evening.
The Power of Social Media in Healthcare
We had an excellent turnout for this first event in our new ”C’est What” location. 33 attendees (incl. 9 BCS Members) were present to hear Colin Hung provide a very informative insight into healthcare social media. Attendee organizations present included Sick Kids, Cancer Care Ontario, Med-e-care, RL Solutions - so a real healthcare vibe.
Our presenter Glenn Lanteigne CEO Tectonic Advisory Services Inc. Provided an excellent insight into Ontario's eHealth strategies and opportunities. Glenn's light hearted, yet very informative style engaged the audience. Glenn provided an overview of COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association and the professional career paths and opportunites that are in demand across Canada.
The audience was made up of BCS members and also members from IMechE and the IET. 27 professionals in attendance. All in all a great event. The presentation is located under Meeting & Events, Chinese New Year.
A great first lecture in our IT in Healthcare Program
Our speaker Sheila Carroll, CEO for MED e-care Healthcare Solutions provided an excellent overview of IT in healthcare. It was great to see the comparison with banking and the potential of Health IT to come.
You'll be very pleased to know that we bettered our previous attendance record (47 attendees) of which 22 were BCS Upper Canada branch members, 2 attendees from IET and the remaining guests made up largely of IT and Finance professionals.
The Vintage Conservatory is proving to be an excellent venue, thanks to Ian Kay of the Mirillion Group - the lovely Vintage Conservatory in downtown Toronto.
One last thank you to Voitek Pendrak of Faulty Pixel for taking the wonder pictures.
Keep an eye on Event schedule for our Chinese New Year lecture updates.
One of the highlights of visiting the National Museum of Computing at Beltchley Park is to see a placard highlighting the "firsts" in computing. The very first entry, looks like a bowling ball amongst some electronics. Probably because that is what it is!
This was the very first trackball. Built by Canadians:)
For those who attended the October lecture, you will remember how the speaker referred to humans as being the only species able to capture and pass along knowledge.
Bletchley Park is a testament to how knowledge can be buried and forgotten. As can the accomplishments of some extraordinary people. Catch the TVO series on Bletchley Park to see how extraordinary people did extraordinary things, such as create the first electronic computer.
Now, ask yourself: how do you capture and pass along knowledge? And how do others pass along knowledge to you?
Great way to end the lecture series - our first year of a three year program.
Attendance: 42 (incl. 11 BCS Members)
We hope to see the Professor again in our next series of Lectures...
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