Call for expressions of interest in the activities of our Mobile Health Advisory Board (MHAB) from the desk of David Farnes, CATA Executive in Residence and Health Care Spokesperson
September 27, 2013

Background:

At the inaugural meeting of the Mobile Health Advisory Board on Thursday, CATA’s President & CEO John Reid stated, “We believe that the quality of health care services delivered to Canadians would be enhanced significantly through increased use of mobile technology to deliver those services; and this would drive cost savings throughout the health care system”.

The mandate of the Board is to identify barriers, obstacles, opportunities and enablers, impacting the use of mobile technology in the delivery of health care; and develop strategies to drive adoption of mobile technology through collaborative work with public and private sector partners.

It is comprised of representatives of Bayer Inc., CGI Group, the Information and Communications Technology Council and TELUS Health, among others.

CATA prides itself in identifying objectives that can be realized.

In that vein, the Board identified two key priorities amid other opportunities to foster innovation in the health care system; namely, the development of guidance and best practices for mobile health apps in Canada and a need to align the provinces on a baseline subset of EMR data that would enable national EMR interoperability. 

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To get involved in advancing this important work and/or recommend other priorities for Mobile Health Advisory Board action, please contact David Farnes, at 1-613-769-3283 or dfarnes@cata.ca