Derek Ritz

Derek Ritz
Principal Consultant, ecGroup Inc.


Derek Ritz is the principal consultant at ecGroup Inc., based in Ancaster, Canada. He is an advisor to public and private sector clients in Canada and internationally regarding m/eHealth strategy, architecture, implementation and adoption.

Derek is a delegate of Canada to ISO/TC-215 (Health Informatics) and was the inaugural vice-Chair of Canada Health Infoway’s Infostructure & Architecture Standards Collaborative Working Group. In 2007, he helped fund and launch Canada’s national EHR architectural Reference Implementation at the Mohawk Applied Research Centre in Health Informatics (MARC-HI). Since 2010, Derek has been involved in numerous global m/eHealth projects, including leading an IDRC-funded project to establish the Health Enterprise Architecture Lab (HEAL) at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Durban, South Africa.


Location: E146 Level: Novice
Paul Biondich (OpenMRS), Derek Ritz (ecGroup Inc.), Dykki Settle (IntraHealth International), Eduardo Jezierski (InSTEDD)
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Open standards and open architecture support developing countries to build systems in a more thoughtful and pragmatic way. Through this approach, and using these tools, we can follow an example of how Rwanda has begun to design and develop a national health information system, and how this will allow other countries to do the same, more quickly and more effectively then ever before Read more.
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Location: Expo Hall (Table B)
Hamish Fraser (Partners In Health), Dykki Settle (IntraHealth International), Paul Biondich (OpenMRS), Derek Ritz (ecGroup Inc.)
Come chat with Michael Downey and the other OpenMRS presenters, Paul Biondich, Hamish Fraser, and Joaquin Blaya. Read more.


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