Meet 2022 Board of Directors Election Candidate Blair White

Over the past ten plus years I have developed a deep passion for the digital health industry. Our industry has shown it true potential with assisting the management of our recent pandemic. Digital Health has tremendous ability to enhance health care as a whole, along with the social side of our country. Our work to continue to innovate to assist the overall health and well-being of our county is a key factor to the well-being and health of our county. Aligning the broad stakeholder group with leadership accountability of health care in our country is a task we need to ensure stays a priority. Digital Health Canada along with CHIEF play a key role in bringing the broad stakeholder group together at tables. The work to ensure this alignment is a priority is a passion of mine, and one I feel can be accomplished at the Board of Digital Health Canada. The time on the board of Digital Health Canada over the past two years have provided me with the foundation to keep advancing the strategy of DHC. I am honoured to have served on the board for the past two years, and I’d be honoured again to provide leadership on the board for two more years as we guide our digital health industry forward.

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

Ten plus years

Why do you want to join the Digital Health Canada Board of Directors at this point in your career?

I have a personal passion to help move the Digital Health Canada Strategy forward.

How does your experience align with the Digital Health Canada strategic plan and mandate?

Experiences I have had at the stakeholder engagement and collaboration across stakeholders align with the DHC strategy to connect, inspire and educate.

What unique skills, perspectives and contributions would you bring to the Digital Health Canada Board?

Experiences leading governance along with board level stakeholder groups bring the skills to connect and educate on our fascinating industry.

Do you or have or have you ever had any direct patient care experience (clinical)?

No. My experiences have been working in partnership with health providers as well as administrators to enable their care with digital health technologies and data.

What segments within the Digital Health Canada community do you feel you will best represent? Select all that apply.

  • Executives/CIOs
  • Emerging Professionals
  • Telehealth
  • Clinicians
  • IM/IT Practitioners
  • Leaders
  • Academic & Research
  • Healthcare Institutions
  • National eHealth Organizations

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.

My experiences on several CHIEF committees over the past two years, along with sub committees of the CHC board. I feel my most significant contribution to the DHC mission is expanding the stakeholders of the DHC community.

What other board appointments or relevant leadership experiences have you had in the past five years?

Digital Health Canada board member for the past two years.

Please tell us why you feel Digital Health Canada members should vote for you.

Personal passion for advancing our digital health industry. This required connecting the broader ecosystem of our industry at national and jurisdictional levels. I have a passion to bring the required stakeholders together to collaborate on advancing our industry which in turn enables health care.

Do you currently hold the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems – Canada (CPHIMS-CA) credential?


What is your educational background? Please list all degrees and designations.

McGill University – Mini MBA St. Francis Xavier University – Bachelor of Information Systems St. Francis Xavier University – Bachelor of Arts