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Caro, Denis

Caro, Denis

Professor Emeritus
B.A. (McGill), M.H.A. (UdeM), Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), M.B.A. (University of Minnesota), C.H.E. (Canadian College of Health Leaders)
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Research Areas
  • Burn care systems, Canadian Health Systems, Cardiac Care Systems, e-Health Systems, Emergency Management Systems
  • Business process reengineering, e-business and partnerships, IT auditing and control
  • Comprehensive Auditing
  • Finance
  • Health Management
  • ICT and private partnerships, International health care systems, Leadership
  • IT-Management, Planning Systems, Security Evaluation, Systems analysis and development, Systems ethics, System Modeling
  • Management Information Systems
  • Professional Ethics
  • Strategic Interorganizational Systems
  • Strategy
  • Technostress management
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Care Systems


Dr. Caro has a career total of over 200 publications, including international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. His research interests include emergency management systems, intelligence system architectures and thought leadership. Aside from over 35 years of academic experience in Canada and the United States, he has management systems experiences in burn, cancer, cardiac and trauma care systems and emergency management systems. He was the recipient of the MDS International Prize for the Study of Public/Private Partnerships in 2001 for his work in Strategic Partnerships between Leading IT Organizations and the Health Care Sector: Best Practices in Sweden, Germany and Canada.

The Love of Teaching and Students

Also renowned for his outstanding educator par excellence teaching skills, Dr. Caro was awarded the University of Ottawa Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000 as well as many other awards in health management teaching. He was the MHA Program Director from 1988 to 1992. He is currently the Academic Coop Co-ordinator for the Telfer School. Originally from Germany, he is a proud Canadian who brings his extensive management and consulting and international experiences in over 100 organizations into pedagogical settings to ignite his students.

Und So Weiter

Aside from over 35 years of academic experience in Canada and the United States, Dr. Caro is a Certified Health Executive (C.H.E.) with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives is a member of the Honourary Beta Gamma Sigma Society of the AACSB-International, and is an alumnus of McGill University, the Université de Montréal and the University of Minnesota in the fields of mathematics, management information systems and hospital and health care administration. Despite a purported surgically-sharp and oblique sense of humour, Dr. Caro leads a very simple life and admits to being a man of faith and prayer.

Publications during the last 7 years

Chapters in Books

Caro, D.H.J. Evolving e-Business Systems: Transgenic Forces in International Realpolitik Space in 2050. In Lee, I.. Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Global Economy. Illinois, U.S.A: Western Illinois University, 2010.

Papers in Refereed Journals

Caro, D.H.J. 2016. Towards transformational leadership: The nexus of emergency management systems in Canada. The International Journal of Emergency Management, 12(2): 113-135.

Caro, D.H.J. 2016. The nexus of transformational leadership of emergency services systems: Extending the Wu-Shi-Ren (WSR)-Li paradigm. The International Journal of Emergency Services, 5(1): 18-33.

Caro, D.H.J. 2016. Towards transformational emergency systems leadership: A holonic perspective. The International Journal of Healthcare, 2(1): 145-156.

Caro, D.H.J. 2015. Code Orange: Towards Transformational Leadership of Emergency Management Systems. Health Care Management FORUM, 28(5): 195-201.

Caro, D.H.J. 2015. Code Red: Towards the Future of Strategic Leadership of Emergency Management Systems. Journal of Hospital Administration, 4(5): 68-78.

Caro, D.H.J. 2015. Strategic leadership of emergency management systems. Optimum Online: The Journal of Public Sector Management, 45(3): 30-38.

Caro, D.H.J. 2015. Leadership imperatives for emergency management systems: A concordance analysis. The International Journal of Healthcare, 20 pps.

Caro, D.H.J. 2014. The Yin and Yang of Integrated Care: Systemic Imperatives for Traumatic Brain Injuries. The Open Public Health Journal, 7: 6-11.

Caro, D.H.J. 2011. Traumatic Brain Injury Care Systems: 2020 Transformational Changes. Global Journal of Health Science, 3(1): 19-29.

Caro, D.H.J. 2011. Towards Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Care Systems: Health Leadership Imperatives in Canada. Healthcare Management Forum, 24(1): 25-30.

Caro, D.H.J. 2010. Evolving International Management Systems: Transgenic Polities and Transparency Challenges in Realpolitik Space in 2050. Journal of International Management Studies, 5(1): 88-98.

Caro, D.H.J. 2010. Towards Systemic Sustainable Performance of TBI Care System: Emergency Leadership Frontiers. International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3(4): 357-365.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

Caro, D.H.J. 2011. "Towards a University of Canada/ Vers une l'Université du Canada 2020", May.

Caro, D.H.J. 2011. "Towards Interdisciplinary Studies in Disasters and Emergency Management Systems: Forging University/Community Partnerships", September.

Caro, D.H.J. 2010. "University Initiatives in International Emergency Management Studies", May.

Caro, D.H.J. 2010. "Commentary on the Telfer School of Management Optimization Exercise and Task Forces", May.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2009-2011 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Strategic Leadership and Reengineering of Emergency Management Information Systems: Best IT Management Practices R I PI $ 1,050
2008-2010 Telfer School of Management Research Excellence Awards Program (REAP) Deconstructing symbiotic dyadic e-health networks: Transnational and transgenic perspectives R I PI $ 8,000

*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator