Health Care Reports Now Available: Patient Care and Sales Cycle
July 05, 2006


Date: July 5, 2006

Subject: Report on Executive Panels and             
Roundtable Discussions-- Aligning People, Processes
and Technology to make an impact on patient care

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­CATAAlliance members can now obtain a copy of the Executive Report from the 5th Annual Executive Roundtable Summit designed to help healthcare leaders impact patient care by finding alignment between existing technologies, people and processes.

The Executive Report was based on the views of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), and VP's of Patient Services, Information Technology, Privacy, Human Resources, and Clinical Services, and conducted in collaboratin with CATAAlliance member company, The Access Group, using their dynamic kitchen table roundtable format.

We wish to thank Jenny Cockram, of J. Cockram & Associates, for her assistance in compiling this report.

Key Topics addressed:

  • In year 2015, how is technology being utilized to make a real impact on the patient?
  • Implementing wait times into measuring systems. What are the challenges? What are the best practices?
  • The changing role of the CIO in the healthcare sector. How are CIOs executing better and enabling strategic partnerships between IT and business units?
  • How can healthcare leaders innovate the culture of our institutions in order to align our activities to better serve our communities and our real stakeholders?

A second report, titled Best Practices - For Selling into the Health Care Market is also available and is the result of an executive roundtable hosted by CATAAlliance this past April. The discussions sought answers to a number of key issues addressing how to best shorten the sales cycles in health care.

Thought leadership research is directed by CATA’s Technology for Life Network and Governing Council.

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Health care reports are on Best Practices – For Selling into the Health Care Market and Aligning People, Processes and Technology to make an impact on patient care now available to CATA members, please verify your membership status and then contact John Reid at to obtain a copy.

Technology for Life Network

Technology for Life is an alliance of companies, public sector organizations, associations and professionals, concerned with optimizing the use of technology to provide a better quality of life for Canadians. Our mission is to boost the awareness of the sector's contribution to Canada, and to promote the sector's own healthy growth. Our agenda is to advance the adoption of health care and biotech technologies to serve Canadians and Canada's innovation agenda. The Technology for Life program will create a critical mass coalition among stakeholders, and achieve their goals through advocacy, mentoring, networking, professional development and consensual growth planning. Our vision is to be Canada's premier "go to" forum that is committed to the advancement of health care and biotech technology, with the support of the CATAAlliance umbrella.