Greetings. My name's Shawn Vincent.

I'm a director of product management at TELUS Health. We're the biggest healthcare IT company in Canada. I'm responsible for TELUS's mobile EMR, as well as TELUS's next generation electronic medical record system.

I'm a medical records geek: obsessed with solving the terrible problems facing patients and providers today. I have a particular obsession with solving the semantic interoperability problem in healthcare.

I've been writing software for over 20 years, obsessing about healthcare for the last 10.

In my spare time, I write software, enjoy amateur blacksmithing and woodworking, and raise pet goats on my farm in Almonte, Ontario, Canada.

I also maintain a (very old) web page about Medieval Occupations.

Contact - preferred





Interoperability: Banking did it... how hard can it be? Technology for Doctors Online - Sep 13 2012.

Quality of care versus cost of care: The awkward choice. Technology for Doctors Online - Nov 8 2012.

Defunct Videotex reveals pitfalls in creating a healthcare ecosystem. Technology for Doctors Online - Dec 13 2012.

Don't just do something - Stand there! Technology for Doctors Online - Jan 17 2013.

Data liberation now, Interoperability standards later. Technology for Doctors Online - Feb 14 2013.

What does asynchronous bilateral cutover have to do with improved health care? Healthcare Information Management & Communications, vol 27 no 1 - Feb 2013, with William Pascal.

It loses something in translation. Technology for Doctors Online - Mar 14 2013.

Hospital vs clinic EMRs: What's the difference? Technology for Doctors Online - May 9 2013.