MONTREAL, Feb. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Dr. Peter W. Vaughan has been appointed Chair of Canada Health Infoway's Board of Directors effective March 1, 2017, said Michael Green, Infoway's President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Vaughan succeeds Graham W. S. Scott, C.M., Q.C., who has served as Infoway's Board Chair since August 2010.
Dr. Vaughan has extensive experience as a medical doctor in Canada, as well as in the United States, Central America and Europe. He was President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as Medical Director, of the South Shore District Health Authority in Nova Scotia from 2006-2012, then served as Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness for Nova Scotia from 2014 until his retirement in January 2017. During his tenure as Deputy Minister, he was a Member of the Corporation of Infoway, and was also an observer to the Infoway Board.
"We are very excited that Dr. Vaughan will be joining the Board as our new Chair," Green said. "As Deputy Minister of Health for Nova Scotia, he introduced the first province-wide digital personal health record in Canada, and he is a champion of digital health innovation. We look forward to his guidance as we continue to pursue our vision of healthier Canadians through innovative digital health solutions."
"Canada Health Infoway is critical to the evolution of health information technology in Canada," Vaughan said. "I believe that digital health innovation can improve access to health services for all Canadians, and I look forward to working with Infoway's Board, management and employees, as well as stakeholders across the country, to truly transform health care through innovation."
"It has been an honour for me to serve as Chair of the Infoway Board since August 2010 and I am proud of the advancements that have been made in digital health during that time," Scott said. "I am confident that under Dr. Vaughan's very capable leadership, Infoway and its partners will continue to make progress that will benefit our health care system and improve the health, and lives, of all Canadians."
Dr. Vaughan has an Honours Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Guelph, and a Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his Master of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, and completed the Queen's University School of Business Executive Program. He has been CEO of the Canadian Medical Association, President of WebMD Canada, and has served as Chair of the Nova Scotia Quality and Patient Safety Advisory Committee and the Research Advisory Committee of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. He also chaired the Board of Directors of Accreditation Canada and was a founding board member of Accreditation Canada International.
About Canada Health Infoway
Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.
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