Canadian Healthcare Technology
launches IT survey
Canadian Healthcare Technology magazine has launched its fourth-annual
survey of I.T. usage, trends and challenges in hospitals and health
regions across the country.
The study will widen the scope of knowledge developed in previous
studies, providing a valuable source of strategic information for
healthcare planners and policy makers in Canadas hospitals, health
regions and governments.
research study is under the direction of Richard Irving, PhD
(pictured at left), a professor of management science at York
University in Toronto. Over 200 hospital and health region CIOs and IT
directors have been invited to participate.
The online survey is currently under way preliminary results are
expected by July, and an executive summary will be sent on a
complimentary basis to participants. They will be able to use the
findings in their own IT planning.
As confidentiality is of the utmost importance, all data will be
aggregated and anonymous; as in previous studies, Canadian Healthcare
Technology is seeking to identify broad issues and trends.
A comprehensive analysis of the results will be available in September,
at a low cost, to interested organizations and individuals. The
leading-edge survey will determine:
the current installed base and investment plans of hospitals and
health regions for 30 different clinical and administrative systems;
the current installed base and investment plans of hospital and health
regions for important types of IT infrastructure;
trends and challenges in IT security;
political viewpoints how CIOs and IT directors view public sector
programs such as Infoway, and in Ontario, the Smart Systems for Health
whether Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) has gained ground
to what extent hospitals are connecting
electronically with community care providers.
For 10 years, Canadian Healthcare Technology magazine has been a trusted
provider of information to
the hospital and healthcare community. It has established a rapport with
its readers across Canada, who regard it as a leading
source of news and analysis.