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Introductions were provided by Dr. Winston Isaac, the program’s Director. followed by Dr. Michael M. Rachlis speaking on a re-organized medicare focusing on prevention to improve wait times and chronic disease management.
Shelagh Maloney of Canada Health Infoway addressed the issue of implementing e-health in Canada. Dr. Alan Hudson closed with a discussion on the Ontario Health System.
Ryerson University provides a unique second-entry Bachelor in Health Administration in Health Services Management (HSM) or Health Information Management (HIM), comprising largely of students with previous education and work experience in the health sector.
The flexible delivery format and the expertise among instructors and students means the school positions a considerable number of health care practitioners in the province for mid to upper level management positions in health institutions.
Ronald Reagan once said,
Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.
A lot has changed since Reagan’s time, specifically the use of technology to transmit information through mediums such as the Internet.
But what is the impact on politics?
Renowned technology expert and journalist, Jesse Hirsh, moderated a panel of speakers on the subject which included:
- Omar Ha-Redeye – First-year law student at the University of Western Ontario
- Gillian Moody – PR Professional
- Andrew Coyne – National Editor of Maclean’s magazine
- Andrea Moffat – President and owner of Divercity Consultants
- Stephen Taylor – The Blogging Tories
Jesse Hirsh has provided an overview of the event.
Omar Ha-Redeye was invited to attend the 2007 convocation for undergrad graduates of Faculty of Community Services.
Omar graduated from the Ryerson Health Services Management (HSM) program with a Bachelor of Health Administration (Hons.) in 2005, the only one graduating with honours in his class. He was also awarded the Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award for his contribution to the Ryerson and larger community.
Omar served on the Ryerson HSM Alumni Association for several years, including a position as chair.
At the 2007 convocation, he served as the Alumni representative. Chris Drew, a long-time member of the Ryerson community, was the student representative.
A webcast of the event can be found on the Ryerson website.