eHealth Ontario's CEO confirmed

TORONTO, April 6 /CNW/ - Mr. Greg A. Reed has been confirmed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of eHealth Ontario. He will also serve on its board of directors.

"I am very excited by this opportunity to lead eHealth Ontario," said Mr. Reed. "The benefits of an electronic health system to the people of Ontario are enormous. It is a privilege to be entrusted with such an important and challenging task."

After obtaining a B.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, Mr. Reed began his career as a Systems Engineer with IBM. He then attended Harvard Business School where he earned an MBA, after which he spent 20 years with international strategy consulting firm McKinsey & Company in New York, London (UK) and Toronto. There, he worked to turn around distressed companies, assisted telecom and technology firms, and co-founded McKinsey's global Electronic Commerce Practice. During the past several years Mr. Reed has been the CEO of both a wealth management company and a Canadian bank.

"We are happy to have Greg on board," said Ray Hession, chair of eHealth Ontario's board of directors. "His strong ability to collaborate with stakeholders and staff will be a great asset to both the organization and the health sector as a whole."

eHealth Ontario is the organization responsible for implementing the government's ehealth agenda and creating an electronic health record for all Ontarians by 2015.

"eHealth is an important priority for our government," said Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. "I am pleased that the agency has attracted such a strong leader to play a pivotal role in building our sustainable, patient-focused health care system."

SOURCE eHealth Ontario

For further information: For further information: Heather Brown, Communications Advisor, eHealth Ontario, (416) 586-4238, heather.brown@ehealthontario.on.ca

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