Hans Oh’s academic and professional career has been at the intersection of people, health services and innovation. Following a degree in Health Studies at the University of Waterloo, he has been a trailblazer in the ehealth arena and at the forefront of identifying and evaluating disruptive innovations to improve the delivery of health care services. As a consultant, he works directly with public health, hospitals, corporate and government agencies. Known for his expansive creative thinking and ability to develop innovative solutions, his talent is in distilling complex information using strong analytical and research skills to solve problems. This correlates with his motivation to help and make a difference in the lives of others.

Throughout his career Hans has worked closely with project teams focused on identifying growth opportunities for medical services, studying mobile technologies for physicians, benchmarking hospital performance, and re-engineering business processes. He revels in team and think tank environments. Recognized for his innovative thinking, intelligence, hard work ethic and personable demeanor, he is resourceful and able to unearth issues quickly and with great accuracy. His leadership skills are best messaged by a colleague who says “Hans is a generous and giving mentor and teacher and inspires others to draw upon their strengths and gifts”.

Not tied to any single method or traditional process, Hans uses a blend of mixed method and multi-disciplinary evaluations and tools to solve problems and combines the best available evidence to develop practical and innovative solutions. Steadfast in balancing individual needs within a broader context, his focus is on both system level and individual impact.

Hans’s personal vision is a health care system that meets each person’s needs to achieve the highest level of health. Pursuing this vision with great passion and dedication, his mission is to accelerate the transformation of the health care system.

Hans also maintains a personal website at http://hansoh.com.  You can contact him at hans [at] hansoh.com

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Jan Johansen April 16, 2008 at 5:07 pm

Hi Hans,

Thanks for your very interesting blog.

I am specialized in the areas of IT Security, and in particular solutions for strong authentication and proof of identity.

I would love to hear your perspective on the adoption in the health care space of stronger authentication technologies such as biometrics and smart cards, and if you are interested, start a dialog on this subject.

Many thanks,

Jan T. Johansen
Hi-Tech Strategy Consulting
(510) 755 1162

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