November 15, 2023

2023 Women Leaders in Digital Health: Prathiba Harsha

Prathiba Harsha, Manager Clinical Innovation, Hamilton Health Sciences
Category: Leader

Over the course of the 20222023 year, Prathiba has gone above and beyond to shape digital health priorities through demonstrated commitment to evolving in her personal leadership style and building the eHealth technology enterprise at local, provincial and national levels. Prathiba personifies high ethical and moral behaviours and leads through transformative actions.

Prathiba Harsha is an international medical graduate (MBBS) with over 13 years of combined clinical, research, health informatics, and management experience in various capacities. After arriving in Canada in 2009, she started her research journey at McMaster University with a certification in Clinical Research Associate (2010) while taking care of two daughters.

Her interest in Digital Health encouraged her to pursue a Masters in eHealth program (2019) from McMaster. Prathiba had the opportunity to complete her internship at Population Health Research Institute (2018) under the mentorship of world-renowned researcher Dr. Michael McGillion along with publishing her thesis work, ‘Challenges with Continuous Pulse Oximetry Monitoring and Wireless Clinician Notification Systems after Surgery’ in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Prathiba joined Hamilton Health Sciences as a Research Development and Innovation Officer (2019-2021), under Dr. Ted Scott, VP Innovation; she was involved in planning, developing, and implementing remote patient monitoring programs. During this time, the Innovation function was being established and Prathiba started her role as Manager, Clinical Innovation (2021 – 2023) and played a key role in establishing and expanding the scope of the Innovation function.

She is embarking as Director for Clinical Informatics this Oct 2023.