Women Leaders in Digital Health: Heather Chalmers

Heather Chalmers, President and CEO, GE Canada

Covid-19 is an unprecedented challenge. Under Heather’s leadership, GE Canada is navigating this pandemic fully operational. The rapid implementation of remote working technology and a rigorous Health & Safety culture and protocols have protected all ~4500 GE employees in Canada.

Specifically, GE Healthcare Canada has been at the forefront of supporting Governments and healthcare providers with critical technology and services. Heather has been instrumental in pushing teams to adapt and adopt new ways of working by leveraging digital technologies to directly support our customers virtually. Her actions have included tripling investment in e-Commerce tools to allow providers to access to critical parts and services, developing bespoke online education courses and virtual applications training to allow frontline health workers to access new knowledge.

Heather exudes passion and willingness to learn. Within healthcare, she prioritizes the appropriate incorporation of technology and efficient patient-centred care. As a recipient of this award in 2018, I understand the significance of the Women Leaders in Digital Health Award. Heather inspires those around her and continues to be a role model for young women hoping to thrive in STEM industries. – Barbara E. Collins, President and CEO, Humber River Hospital (Women Leaders in Digital Health 2018)

As the Canadian leader of a multinational industrial company and sought-after speaker, commentator and participant at many national and international meetings and symposia, Heather has used her position to advocate about the inequalities present in society today when it comes to healthcare. Improving flow, improving access, improving health equity, and improving survivability through early diagnosis are but a few of the achievements Heather Chalmers has played a part in in improving the system.

Congratulations on being voted one of the 2020 Women Leaders in Digital Health, Heather Chalmers!

Learn more about the Women Leaders in Digital Health Award here.