Greg

Greg Van de Mosselaer MD CFPC

I am a family and emergency physician. My other interests are programming, oil painting and pottery.

My interest in programming blends well with my medical background. I concentrate primarily on developing Medical IT solutions. I find what I learn in each discipline informs my approach to the other. My combined experience in both fields has lead me to the realization that information is a medical device but it is not always treated as such.

Medical IT is rapidly reshaping how we practice medicine more so than any other tool at this time in the evolution of medicine as a discipline. Despite this a comprehensive understanding of programming itself is beyond the domain of knowledge that an average, well rounded EBM professional could be reasonably expected to maintain. This is a problem because these tools are disruptive and important and yet out of the comprehensive reach of the users they affect. There are courses and whole degrees that tease around the edges of how these two areas interact but very few practitioners of one make the leap into the fuller nature of the other. Naturally not every health practitioner needs to be a programmer but I feel that the practice of medicine benefits if some are.

My projects have a common purpose. I am seeking to involve health care practitioners in the iterative design of Medical IT solutions. This tightens the feedback loop between user and programmer making a new kind of development possible.expected to maintain. This is a problem because these tools are disruptive and important and yet out of the comprehensive reach of the users they effect. There are courses and whole degrees that tease around the edges of how these two areas interact but very few practitioners of one make the leap into the fuller nature of the other. Naturally not every health practitioner needs to be a programmer but I feel that medicine benefits if some are. I used to think that this constituted a kind of heresy but i have come to realize that it is actually orthodoxy... D.T.Campbell made the case for this sort of approach quite effectively in his 1968 landmark work; "Ethnocentrism of disciplines and the fish-scale model of omniscience". 

My projects have a common purpose. I am seeking to involve health care practitioners in the iterative design of Medical IT solutions not just by consultation but at the programming level when they wish to be. This tightens the feedback loop between user and programmer making a new kind of development possible; the AGILE approach*. I want to bring this into the front lines of Medical IT solution development. The ability of the AGILE approach to deliver robust and useful solutions in a timely and low cost fashion while avoiding costly missteps has been the engine behind the Web 2.0 revolution. It is time for those efficiencies to start finding their way into more industrial environments.


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Location: C/O 3rd FLoor 753 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg , Manitoba, CA

Contact Information

Name: Greg Van de Mosselaer MD CFPC
Title: Vendor of the U of M KTE1 Kernel that runs the CHIMB.ca site
E-mail: gregvan@em2data.com
Degree: MD CFPC
Phone: 204 952 8063
Fax: 204 480 4312
Address: Send CHI Related Mail Here.. C/O 3rd FLoor 753 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg Manitoba R3E 0T6

Publications

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Health communication, 2017,

Creation of an Integrated Knowledge Translation Process to Improve Pediatric Emergency Care in Canada.

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