“The best leaders are people who are smart in this way. It’s not so much book smart as practical intelligence, the ability to manoeuvre in pursuit of a goal”
– York University political scientist Stephen Newman describing Barak Obama
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it. They just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while; that’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people. Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences.”
– Steve Jobs, 1995 Wired Magazine article
We have a strong, established Digital Transformation Practice serving a wide cross section of clients from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Our Digital Transformation Healthcare clients can be found here – as a strong testament to our reputation, all of the Healthcare organizations with whom we partner have become clients through word of mouth referrals.
Our Particular Niche (Primary Care & Pharmacy)
GEF has been intimately involved in Drug Information System (DIS), Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Pharmacy Management System (PMS) integration across Canada and has developed relationships and industry knowledge of numerous EMR vendors (QHR/Accuro, Nightingale/Telus, OSCAR and others); PMS vendors (Telus, SDM, ProPharm/Rexall); clinical leaders (mostly Ontario); relevant clinical colleges and associations (CPSO, NPAO, CAN, CPhA); numerous jurisdictions (NL, SK, ON, PEI, BC); local and international eHealth standards organizations (Canada Health Infoway, HL7 Int’l); all Ontario Government based entities central to eHealth / Digital Health in Ontario (Ministry of Health, OntarioMD, eHealth Ontario, Canada Health Infoway, CCO, OTN); knowledge of results and failures in other jurisdictions (Canada: NL, SK, ON, PEI, BC, Int’l: UK, US, Denmark, Australia); has a deep understanding of the impact on pharmacy workflow and business operations; has direct first hand knowledge of the applicable eHealth standards (CeRX 1.4.x, 2.x, FHIR etc.); and has first-hand relationships with many other eHealth experts (and competitors) across Canada.