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 Award winning PowerBuilder application that saves lives too!

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 PBMS Application

OCRI Health Innovation Award
 

    The Ottawa Heart Institute located in Canada's national capital is not only recognized as a world-wide first class heart institute it now has a prestigious award for its new PowerBuilder application that tracks heart patients.   The Patient Data Management System (PDMS) is now running in PB 11.2 utilizing a Microsoft SQLServer for its database. The SQLServer database also connects to another Oracle database to pull patient demographics from another system which gets updated on a daily basis as patients are admitted to various clinics.  The Doctor table is updated monthly by pulling demographics from a 3rd party provider called MDSelect.  Although the system is capable of capturing patient lab data it is primarily used for managing transcription of letters dictated by Cardiologists at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. 

 

      The University of Ottawa Heart Institute's PowerBuilder based application success has saved thousands of lives - and created thousands of charts detailing patient care. In the past, these records were stored off-site making it difficult for physicians to get information when they needed it risking delays in critical treatment for cardiac patients. As a result, Dr. Davies and his IT team developed an online database which eliminates the bottleneck and provides reliable and timely access to information.

 Electorcardiogram dialogue ...

    For this advancement in patient care Dr. Ross Davies is recognized as an innovative leader whose comprehensive database has revolutionized the care of cardiac patients beginning with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. This was even further recognized recently by Dr. Ross receiving an OCRI  (Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation) Life Sciences Achievement Award. The OCRI Life Sciences Achievement Awards Dinner honours research and corporate leaders in the following six categories: Career Achievement, Health Innovation, Promising Scientist, Research, Company of the Year, and Clean Technology Innovation.

    For more information on the OCRI award, please click here.

 

    In preparation for the award a video presentation, acceptance and awareness video was produced to showcase the work done on the new system. You can view this media event by clicking here!

 

From all of us at the Ottawa Sybase User Group ... congratulations on a job well done!

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Regards ... Chris

 

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Chris Pollach is a Senior Consultant with over 30 years experience in Systems and Software Analysis, Development, Maintenance and Technical Support, mainly in the areas of GUI Design, MS-Windows Programming, Java / .NET Programming, Wireless, Application / Web Server Design & Programming, Object Oriented Development Tools and Methodologies, Data Base, Data Communications and Network application development. He has participated in numerous technical, planning and management roles, as well as consulted and educated in these fields for a diverse clientele. He is also the owner of “Software Tool & Die Inc.” a company dedicated to provide custom software and education solutions on Object Oriented business systems.

As an educator, Chris is certified to teach PowerBuilder (first in Canada), MS-SQLServer, Sybase’s Enterprise Application Studio and EAServer integrated application/web development environment. He is former Certified SilverStream developer (CSSD) and current Certified PowerBuilder Developer – Associate / Professional (CPD-P) as well as a Certified Sybase Tools Instructor (CSI).

Chris has written numerous articles in various popular personal computer magazines, newsletters and is the author of the PowerGuide and PowerExpert products as well as the STD Foundation Classes. Currently, Chris has developed a Foundation Class library for Sybase's PocketBuilder, SAP's PowerBulder and EAServer products and now Appeon Web & mobile products that integrates JSP or ASP web development, Section 508 / CLF web standards and mobile applications. A new Web Service framework has also been released for IIs to support PowerBuilder based web service NVUO's!

Chris recently became a 2nd Degree Black in the TaeKwonDo martial art and has developed a Martial Art multimedia study guide using the Component-One “Doc2Help” and Sybase PowerBuilder products. Since the fall of 2004 he became a TaeKwonDo instructor for the City of Ottawa’s Goulbourn program. He has also been certified with the World TaeKwonDo Federation (February 2005 - 1st Dan and October 2008 - 2nd Dan).

Chris was awarded the Sybase “Innovation and Achievement” award for 2005 as voted for by the International Sybase User Group (ISUG). This award was presented for innovations to the PocketBuilder mobile development product, contributions to the PowerBuilder News groups and support of the Ottawa Sybase User Group.

To round his management and leadership skills, Chris is the former president of the Kiwanis Club of Goulbourn and still volunteers his time with the service clubs in his area. He is also the coordinator of the Ottawa Sybase User group and a certified NAUI scuba instructor. For the last three years, Chris has been voted onto the ISUG Board of Directors and holds the position of "Director - North American User Groups".

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