Health IT

Cognaissance has been focused solely on providing services in support of Healthcare Information Technology implementations since 2003. This dedication to the healthcare field results in critical insights into the way technology must be planned and managed in order to support priorities that are unique to healthcare, i.e.: providing the best care possible for the patient.

Our Mission

Cognaissance’s mission is to provide world class expertise in:

  • Health Informatics Standards
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Risk Management
  • Research and facilitation

To Healthcare Providers, Governments and NGOs and Health IT Vendors across the globe.

What do we do?

Cognaissance offers an array of professional consulting services; from product inception to hospital integration. You can focus our health information technology expertise towards your specific solution or problem, including:

  • Enabling regional and national projects looking for practical leadership in facilitating the analysis of specific interoperability use cases, and match the use cases with most appropriate interoperability standards and profiles.
  • Development of Privacy and Security policies and procedures in healthcare product development and supporting tools to integrate “Privacy and Security by Design”.
  • Provide research, mentoring and training in developing HIT, security and privacy expertise within organizations managing projects and products.

Cognaissance has over a decade of experience conducting projects in the Healthcare IT world. Among the more recent assignments were:
Managed and facilitated the IHE Document Sharing

Managed and facilitated the IHE Document Sharing Metadata Redocumentation project to rewrite a key standard document for healthcare IT integration

Planned, facilitated, recruited speakers

Planned, facilitated, recruited speakers and conducted follow-up survey and webinars for a Healthcare IT workshop as part of a state-wide conference in Michigan for healthcare providers and suppliers

Led core team of Privacy Principal Engineers

Led core team of Privacy Principal Engineers in the development of Privacy and Security procedures and supporting tools to integrate Privacy and Security By Design into all design engineering activities. Project included providing hands-on mentoring to develop privacy and security subject matter expertise across the design engineering team

Researched and mapped adoption of IHE profiles

Researched and mapped adoption of IHE profiles across Canada, identified opportunities to leverage IHE profiles to solve priority Canadian use cases and liaised with Canadian standards constituency to identify opportunities for collaboration with IHE International

Developed a Common Privacy Framework

Developed a Common Privacy Framework (CPF) for the implementation of Privacy and Consent across Ontario, and obtained province-wide approval of challenging privacy implementation requirements

Conducted quantitative and qualitative research

Conducted quantitative and qualitative research on current privacy practices of provincial health service providers to support the development of an achievable and relevant Common Privacy Framework