Director, Data & Analytics Strategy, Projects & Governance
Cancer Care Ontario

 

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

15+ years.

Why do you want to join the Digital Health Canada Board of Directors?

As current VP and Board Member I am seeking re-election because I believe in the mission and vision of Digital Health Canada and I am committed to its’ success. I have provided significant contribution  to the current strategic directions of the organization and it is important to me to see the continued advancement articulated in the next strategic plan. I am proud of how Digital Health Canada has evolved in the past 2 years, its’ accomplishments and the increase membership and interest. I am excited about the potential impact an association can have and would like to be accountable to ensure that this  materializes over the nest 2 years.

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

I have spent 20+ years in working in health care in the areas of data, information and technology. I have had experience working with various stakeholders including vendors, healthcare providers, and government. In particular, I have extensive expertise is the development and execution of strategic plans.

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

My current focus on data management and analytics have allowed me to influence the broadening of the understanding of “digital” to not just be about technology. It is a mindset that take into consideration data, information, and technology and most importantly the use by patients, consumers, caregivers, etc. I also like to think out-of-the-box and challenge norms. I believe that this has led to active debate to make the current Board very successful in ensuring we are making the right decisions.

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

No.

What segments within the Digital Health Canada community do you feel you will best represent?

Executives/CIOs; IM/IT Practitioners; Leaders; Healthcare Institutions

With which Digital Health Canada committees, task groups or activities have you volunteered in past five years?

In the past I have been active with the Emerging Professionals Group. Recently, I have been part of the CHIEF Advisory Board. I also led the publication of a CHIEF white paper: A before B: A Canadian Perspective of AI in Healthcare. I am currently on the Board of Directors and as elected VP leading the development of the next strategic plan.

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

I have been an active Board member of Digital Health Canada for 2 years. For the last year I was elected as Vice President.

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

I am passionate about enabling better health outcomes through digital solutions. I am also a life-long learner who is committed to building strong relationships within the digital health community. I believe that transformation has to be driven from different perspectives. An association is an opportunity to drive change through individuals who share a common interest. I think given the current environment that this approach is critical to ensure the sustainability, improvement and growth of our healthcare system. As a re-elected member of the Board of Directors, I will ensure that Digital Health Canada continues to be the go-to organization to connect our valued community and that we as a collective have a positive impact on the future of healthcare.

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

Yes

Educational Background

Master of Education

Biography

Angela is an innovation-focused change driver with a track record of leading large-scale, complex, transformational projects. She brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare informatics to her role as the Director, Data & Analytics Strategy, Projects & Governance at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). She is responsible for the implementation and management of the action plan to realize CCO’s Data & Analytics Strategy. She is also responsible for the execution of an integrated enterprise-wide governance framework that incorporates policy and procedure setting, risk identification and mitigation, stewardship, compliance, quality and privacy/legal applications of data management and analytics. Previously, Angela was the Chief Information Officer & Privacy Officer at Runnymede Healthcare Centre whereby she spearheaded the IT build of a new 200-bed complex continuing care hospital. As the Director, Information Technology at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), she successfully evolved the IT portfolio through a post-merger, Y2K and a multi-year site redevelopment plan. Angela has a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) with a focus in Adult Education and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS). She is currently the elected Vice President on the Board of Directors at Digital Health Canada. She is a passionate individual who has dedicated her career to making a difference by advancing healthcare quality and performance through IM/IT initiatives.
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