Examining big data analytics for e-health, via Google PaaS

Recently I’ve been lucky to meet with the CTOs of two important Canadian public sector organizations, Canada Health Infoway and the Province of Ontario.

Indeed Dennis Giokas kindly presented on Cloud Computing in Healthcare at our recent seminar in Toronto.

This presentation was about the recent CHI Cloud white paper, which is quite visionary in its description of how Cloud will evolve and grow in E-Health.

In particular, and this was the common theme for Ontario as well, was the forecast of increasing use of SaaS (Software as a Service) as a delivery model.

This is a simple and logical part of the Cloud trend of course, but exciting to see it described in both strategy and real-world terms – The Province for example has recently a numbed of SaaS-specific tender RFPs.

E-Health Big Data PaaS

It’s exciting because both Dave and Dennis also describe it in terms of …