karim @ infoclin.ca
Dr. Karim Keshavjee is a Family
Physician with a part-time practice and a full-time health informatics
consultancy practice. He spent five
years in the pharmaceutical industry managing clinical trials and managing an
electronic drug utilization project. He was
the Clinician-Project Director for the COMPETE series of research studies. The COMPETE research program studies the
impact of e-health technologies on the management of patients with diabetes and
Dr. Keshavjee was the physician subject
matter expert to Canada Health Infoway for the pan-Canadian electronic
prescribing project (CeRx) and the inter-operable electronic health record (iEHR)
project. He was also the physician
subject matter expert for the EHR Blueprint 2015 project which updated the
EHR architecture to accommodate the consumer health record and other recent
innovations in e-health.
Dr. Keshavjee is currently the Research Data Architect and EMR Consultant for Canada's Chronic Disease Surveillance Network (www.cpcssn.ca). He designed the system which currently extracts primary care data from 10 different EMRs from the offices of over 350 physicians from across Canada. The CPCSSN database currently holds anonymized data on over 350,000 patients.
Dr. Keshavjee is an associate
member of the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, a think-tank and research
institute which takes an interdisciplinary approach to use of medications in
the community setting. He is also an
Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria and is vice-chair of
the Advisory Board for the McMaster program in e-Health.
Since 1996, Dr. Keshavjee has
conducted numerous continuing medical education accredited seminars attended by
over 700 physicians from across North America.
Topics include Best Practices in EMR selection, Best Practices in EMR
implementation and Best Practices in Information Management in EMR. He has also
co-authored several papers on best practices in electronic medical record
Dr. Keshavjee has done design
work on several clinical decision support systems and has extensive experience
in converting human readable guidelines into computable guidelines to provide patient-tailored advice to providers and patients.
Dr. Keshavjee completed his MBA at
the Rotman School of Business in 2004 in technology commercialization, Dr. Keshavjee is an experienced primary care
health informaticist who consults to a wide variety of organizations on change
management, information management and chronic disease management in EMRs in
primary care, including several Family Health Teams, the College of Family
Physicians of Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, a variety of EMR vendors
and Canada Health Infoway. Dr. Keshavjee
has received the CPHIMS certification.
Paul AielloPaul has over 17 years experience in healthcare, developing
patient education programs for patients and training programs for healthcare
paul @ infoclin.ca
Paul has been working with InfoClin for over 6 years where his
role is in operations, project management, business development, customer
relations, sales and marketing. Paul has been instrumental in introducing
eHealth programs to the pharmaceutical industry including CME programs and
expanding InfoClin's services.
founder of HEAT Inc. (formerly MAVC Group), Paul has
worked with leading Nursing Faculties including The University of Indiana and
The University of Calgary to develop over 20 nurse education programs. These
programs along with hundreds of other licensed programs have been sold through direct mail and now through HEAT Inc's ecommerce
website to a network of nursing schools and health organizations throughout the
Paul has developed unique programs for major pharmacy chains such as the
Diabetes Foot Screening Clinics for Wal-Mart and Shoppers Drug Mart's
Diabetes Counseling program in French and English which is used nationwide.
Paul also works with major pharmaceutical companies such as Bayer to develop
innovative programs such as the Pharmacy
Technician eLearning platform www.bayereducation.ca with 6 custom courses.
Paul is the Co-Founder and President of The Board of CAVE www.communitycave.com which also oversees the Laser Eagles
Art Guild www.lasereagles.net . CAVE was founded 6 years ago and is
a registered charity. Paul has also coached various sports teams, was on The
Board at The Gatehouse www.thegatehouse.org , has worked with Caritas Community
Against Drugs for over 20 Years and has been involved in numerous, community
and school organizations. Paul has received a number of awards including the
Distinguished Community Capacity Builder Award from the Government of Ontario.
Vassanji is an experienced health professional with a proven track in managing
healthcare organizations in both private and public sectors with a special
interest in process design and clinical architecture.
Vassanjis clinical background as a dentist both in the United Kingdom and
Portugal has provided him with the necessary skills to understand information
requirements in the healthcare setting and the ability to integrate information
technologies for the betterment of the care provided while avoiding disruptions
to existing workflows.
is currently working with InfoClin as a Health Informatics Associate where he
is actively enrolled as a business analyst and clinical architect in projects
ranging from Electronic Medical Records integration to data extraction and
analytics. His software and systems designing skills have been key in areas
such as computable clinical guideline development in the areas of diabetes,
congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Vassanji holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Health Services Management from ISCTE
Business School (Lisbon, Portugal) where he was also awarded with the Top
Executive Master award in 2009. He also holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree
from ISCSEM (Portugal).
Health Informatics Associate
sue @ infoclin.ca
Sue has over 15 years of experience in managing EHR|EMR related clinical trials. She has implemented clinical decision support tools into EMRs and managed randomized controlled trials to evaluate their effectiveness. She has helped many practices improve their administrative and clinical efficiency to support improved patient care.
Sue previously held positions at McMaster University, where she conducted randomized clinical trials and participated in furthering the goals of evidence-based medicine.