Jean-François Ethier, Université de Sherbrooke
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
10 – 11:30 am
Presented by the BC Academic Health Sciences Network
Learning Health Systems require common, connecting infrastructure in order to operate at scale. This talk will describe the development of technology in Quebec that puts the patient at the centre of integrated research, knowledge transfer and care delivery. Fundamental features of this federated approach include semantic interoperability between health and research infrastructures, supports for complex health data queries, and formal models (ontologies) to link care, research and connected personal devices.
Dr. Jean-François Ethier is a clinician-scientist and associate professor in the departments of Medicine as well as Computer Science of the Université de Sherbrooke and is an attending physician at the Sherbrooke University Health Center. He is also the co-director of the Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en informatique de la santé (GRIIS.ca). Professor Ethier has extensive collaborations in Europe and is an associate researcher at the INSERM UMRS 1138 in Paris. He received his medical training from McGill University where he graduated MD CM in 2006 and completed his residency in internal medicine in 2011. He subsequently completed a Master STS (public health) and a PhD in health informatics in Paris at Paris IV (Université Pierre-Marie Curie). His research duties include the direction of the Data Access Group of the Quebec SPOR Support Unit and of the development of health information technologies in the SPOR Canadian Data Platform funded by CIHR.