Dr. Payal Agarwal, CMIO, Grand River and St. Mary’s General Hospital and Medical Director, Centre for Effective Practice
Dr. Agarwal’s work as Digital Medical Director with the Centre for Effective Practice on the Evidence2Practice Ontario program is another strong example of her commitment to understanding and building digital health ecosystems that are efficient and effective for clinicians while improving the quality of primary care across the province. Simplifying access to up–to–date and relevant evidence means primary care clinicians can focus on caring for their patients. I strongly support Dr. Agarwal’s nomination as a leader in digital health. Her significant contributions to the digital health field are transforming primary care and improving health outcomes for Canadians.
Payal Agarwal is a primary care physician and a respected health system leader with deep expertise in digital health in both primary care and hospital environments. She is driven by her commitment to understanding and designing digital health solutions that are efficient and effective for clinicians and improve the quality of primary care.
As the Integrated Chief Medical Informatics and Innovation Officer at Grand River and St. Mary’s Hospitals, Dr. Agarwal co-leads the hospitals’ clinical digital strategy. Driven to build a digital health ecosystem that leverages best-in-class systems and tools to support care, Dr. Agarwal is leading a multi-year project to optimize clinical digital workflows for improved efficiency for clinicians and front-line staff.
Dr. Agarwal holds additional leadership appointments as the Learning Health System Lead for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, the Medical Director, Digital Health at the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) and a Fellow in Digital Health and AI with AMS Healthcare.
She holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto, a Master of Health Services Research from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.