VP, Principal Healthcare Analyst
Constellation Research

 

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

1 year.

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

Looking to contribute to the healthcare ecosystem in Canada.

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

I am confident that my extensive corporate experience and leadership skills in the healthcare industry, coupled with my passion for working with entities that value the patient relationship, make me a very strong candidate for this position. I am currently based in the United States of America with experience as the Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer for hospital systems over the last eighteen years, I have had the honor of working in various healthcare organizations, both national and international. This multifaceted experience has not only given me the opportunity to witness the evolvement of the healthcare industry on a global basis, but it has also given me the ability to adapt to new working environments and overcome any potential challenges, while achieving the strategic goals of each respective organization.

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

Enterprise Digital Business Strategy; Turnaround & Crisis Management; Social technology influencer with a focus on mobile first, cloud technology, iOT, AR/VR; Financial Management & Cost Optimization; Mergers and Acquisition Experience; Academic Medical Center Experience; Enterprise Information Systems Management; Vendor Management

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; Leaders; Academic & Research; Healthcare Institutions; Digital Health Entrepreneurs

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

CHIEF participation as a keynote speaker

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

CHIME Board of Directors; Imprivata Customer Advisory Board; Microsoft Health Industry Advisory Council; NetApp CxO Advisory Board

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

I believe that my experience working in the academic medical centers, industry leading non-profit systems, pediatric specialty hospital, and for-profit health systems clearly evidences my ability to meet the criteria of a board member candidate. In addition to my career record of achievement at each organization with which I was and am employed, my experience also demonstrates: my ability to use sound judgment in guiding Digital Health Canada’s strategic direction; my understanding of corporate governance and commitment to public service; my ability to adapt to different work cultures and work with people from different backgrounds; my strong communication and management skills; and my in-depth knowledge of the healthcare technology industry. Finally, I also believe that my experience, as outlined also substantiate my skills and experience in the following: Operational Productivity; People Leadership; Digital/Technology Transformation; and Patient Staff and Consumer Engagement.

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

No. Committed to achieving my CPHIMS-CA.

Educational Background

Harvard Business School, MA Managing Healthcare Delivery; Cal State University, Masters in Healthcare Management; Cal State University, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Biography

David Chou has the expertise in the intersection of the healthcare systems’ stringent processes and regulations and the transformational power of technology. With nearly 20 years of experience as a senior IT executive across various health systems, David brings a CIO’s practicality to his leadership role on emerging technologies and disruptive innovation. He offers guidance to healthcare institutions and practitioners navigating digital mega trends and how to strategically apply them to hospital operations to maximize their technology investments. David’s expertise is helping a health system transition toward becoming a digital enterprise in the healthcare setting. He has worked on building a digital hospital from the ground up to turning around financially distressed health systems to profitability with the use of technology.