Biographies

Dr. Robert Bernstein < insite@insite-fm.com > is a Geographical Full Time (GFT) Faculty Member and Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, appointed in 1981. He is the Head of the Medical Informatics Research Group of the Department. He is Co-Chairman and founding member of the Institute for Primary Care Informatics, and was a member of the steering committee of the Ontario Family and General Practice Data Standards Project. He has represented the College of Family Physicians of Canada at the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Committee on Coding and Classification since 1990. He continues to be Active Attending medical staff of the Ottawa General Hospital (and former Chief of the Department) and at Elizabeth Bruyere Pavilion of SCOHS (Sisters of Charity of Ottawa Health Services) in Family Medicine and Chronic Care. As a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada Clinical Practice Management Network Project, he was the Chair of the National Database Committee and a Member of the Steering and Electronic Medical Records Committees. He is a Reviewer for Canadian Medical Association Journal and an Internal reviewer for NHRDP (National Health Research Development Program). As well, he is a Researcher in HEALNet (Health Evidence and Application Linkage Network) a Federal Government National Centres of Excellence Program, and the Clinical Epidemiology Unit of the Department of Family Medicine of the University of Ottawa. He is a Member of the American Medical Informatics Association and a founding member of the AMIA Family Practice Working Group.


Dr. Gary Hollingworth < insite@insite-fm.com > is a Geographical Full Time (GFT) Faculty Member and Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, appointed in 1975. He is Treasurer of the Department and Research Co-ordinator of the Family Medicine Centre at the Elisabeth Bruyere Pavilion of SCOHS (Sisters of Charity of Ottawa Health Services). In addition, he is a Member of the Medical Informatics Research Group, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa and the National Database Committee of the Clinical Practice Management Network Project of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He continues as Active Attending medical staff at the Ottawa General Hospital and the Family Medicine Centre at the Elisabeth Bruyere Pavilion of SCOHS. He has continuing research interests in information technology, specifically working on the development of an electronic 'episode model' of patient health care data collection system and developing PROMPTOR-FM for the Palm computing platform. He is also a member of the American Medical Informatics Association and a member of the AMIA Family Practice Working Group.


Dr. Gary Viner < insite@insite-fm.com> is a family physician with a twenty year history of active community-based practice affiliated with the University of Ottawa . He has recently become a Geographical Full Time (GFT) Faculty Member and Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa at the Family Medicine Centre of the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus. He has had a longstanding interest in coding, classification and the use of computers in medicine. Currently, he has been Site-Chief of the Department of Family Medicine and Medical Director of Alternate Level of Care (ALC) at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus. In addition, he is a Member of the Medical Informatics Research Group of the Department of Family Medicine.