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The program will be led by Dr. Tom Rosenal, Associate Professor Emeritus, Alberta Health Services and Director, National Institutes of Health Informatics. Dr. Rosenal will be collaborating with Dominic Covvey, President, National Institutes of Health Informatics and Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo and University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Dr. Tom Rosenal

Tom Rosenal BSc, MSc (Computing Science), MD (Calgary). Tom is an Associate Professor Emeritus  –  Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary; Honorary Medical Staff  – Department of Critical Care Medicine, Alberta Health Services; Founding Medical Director – Clinical Informatics, Alberta Health Services (Calgary Zone) and Adjunct Assistant Professor  –  School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria. He  is a critical care physician with 27 years of clinical experience who has been involved in clinical informatics projects, research and education. In his most recent role as Medical Director of Clinical Informatics at the Calgary Health Region, Tom’s largest project was the implementation of a clinical information system that now supports all 2000 patients in Calgary’s four hospitals. Activated starting in 2006, this system is used by over 1,600 physicians and 12,000 staff and is characterized by an order management rate of over 20,000 orders daily, voluntary rates of direct order entry by all physicians in excess of 70%, has an integrated electronic Medication Administration Record and provides sophisticated decision support to enhance access, safety and quality of care. This project won the 2007American Medical Directors of Information Systems organizational award for Calgary. Tom is currently engaged in consulting, education and research in clinical system design, change management, adoption and evaluation.

Dominic Covvey

Dominic Covvey is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the President of the National Institutes of Health Informatics. He was the Founding Director of the Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research at the University of Waterloo (2003-2010). His research is in the representation and analysis of healthcare workflow, the definition of competencies and curricula in Health Informatics and the design of the Electronic Health Record. He has published hundreds of articles, presented at many conferences and produced 6 books and several book chapters. Dominic is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a senior member of the IEEE, and CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional.

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