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Denis J. Protti

Professor of Health Information Science, University of Victoria


Denis J. Protti, FACMI, is a professor of health informatics at the University of Victoria and a visiting chair of health informatics at City University London. Professor Protti was the founding director of the University of Victoria's School of Health Information Science in 1981, a position he relinquished in 1994. Prior to joining the University he held executive positions in information systems in Manitoba and British Columbia hospitals. His research and areas of expertise include: national health information management and technology strategies, electronic health records, primary care computing, and evaluating clinical information systems. He was a founding member of COACH, Canada's health informatics organization, serving as its second president. He was also a founding member of the American Medical Informatics Association and one of the first non-Americans elected as a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.