Webinar Wednesday – Northwest Territories Health Information Nexus

Ewan Affleck – Canada’s best-kept e-health secret may be the successful deployment by the Northwest Territories of a patient-centric single charting system for all health services in the jurisdiction. Presenter Ewan Affleck has worked and lived in northern Canada since 1992. He is the long-serving Medical Director of the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority and Clinical Director of Family Medicine at Stanton Territorial Hospital. A digital health information systems expert, he pioneered the implementation of an enterprise electronic medical record system in the Northwest Territories. He is passionate about developing sustainable health services for northern communities. A member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Association and a faculty member of the University of Calgary, he maintains an active clinical practice, teaches, and provides both hospital-based and community services. In 2013 he was appointed to the Order of Canada for his contribution to northern health care.