Meet Board Candidate Peter Jones

Name: Peter Jones
Title: Healthcare Industry Lead
Organization: Microsoft Canada
Region: Ontario

How long have you been a member of Digital Health Canada?
10 years.

Why do you want to join the Digital Health Canada Board of Directors at this point in your career?
I am interested in contributing to help support and drive innovation in Canadian healthcare. The value of this community is important to drive transformation and adoption of new technologies to improve outcomes.

How does your experience align with the Digital Health Canada strategic plan and mandate?
I currently sit on Technation Health Board and a current advisor to CHIEF. My current role at Microsoft is to drive this for Canada and this aligns well to my ability to contribute and give back to the health industry.

What unique skills, perspectives and contributions would you bring to the Digital Health Canada Board?
My 25+ years in IT and the last 12 years in healthcare IT will be valuable to this group. I have extensive training and experience in working with key health organizations in Canada and globally. I have a POV on how to drive change in this industry.

Do you or have or have you ever had any direct patient care experience (clinical)?
I have built and delivered may healthcare solutions ranging from virtual care and health data platforms. Working with all major EHR vendors and excellent visibility to the broader challenges that exist in the market.

What segments within the Digital Health Canada community do you feel you will best represent?
Executives/CIOs; Emerging Professionals; Telehealth; Clinicians; Vendors; Leaders; Healthcare Institutions; National eHealth Organizations; Digital Health Entrepreneurs; Retail Health

With which Digital Health Canada committees, task groups or activities have you volunteered in past five years? Describe your most significant contributions to Digital Health Canada’s mission.
CHIEF advisory and membership.

What other board appointments or relevant leadership experiences have you had in the past five years?
ITAC/Technation Health Board member (I am also leading the Advocacy committee as part of the Technation board); CHIEF advisor

Please tell us why you feel Digital Health Canada members should vote for you.
Strong interest and passion to help drive change in the current healthcare system in Canada. I work closely many industry conference organizers with speaking engagements and support many health tech start ups. I work closely with many innovators within healthcare technology startups etc. I work closely with many of the larger Global System Integrators, Healthcare Independent Software Vendors and leaders in this sector.

Do you currently hold the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems – Canada (CPHIMS-CA) credential?
No.

What is your educational background? Please list all degrees and designations.
University Degree in Economics and Sociology; Change Management Leadership,; esign Thinking

Please include a brief biography including highlights of experience and expertise in health informatics/digital health. 
Peter Jones is the Health Industry Lead for Microsoft Canada. In this role, Peter leads the strategy for the organization’s Health industry initiatives in Canada, including defining and articulating the Microsoft vision for the future of Healthcare, and how Microsoft products, technologies and partner solutions will make it a reality. An excellent track record in channel alliances, sales, digital strategies and business management. The last 10+ years as the Industry Lead for healthcare in Canada. “helping shape and modernize the Canadian healthcare system through better Digital health”. Peter is actively involved in a number Health Informatics groups like Digital Health Canada, CHIEF (advisor), and active Technation health board member.

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