Provincial Medical Director, Virtual Health

 

Dr. Jonathan Choy is the Provincial Medical Director for Virtual Health, Alberta Health Services, and is promoting the concept of delivering “High quality healthcare, anytime, anywhere” to all Albertans.  He and his team facilitate the integration of virtual services into clinical programs within the organization, and collaborates with different Strategic Clinical Networks as well as stakeholders in Alberta Health in exploring new care delivery models.  He is promoting the organization to leverage digital technology to improve access and reduce costs by delivering equitable quality healthcare closer to patients’ homes.  In addition, he is involved with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta in developing practice advice for virtual care delivery.

He has a diverse leadership background, serving as the President of the Section of Cardiology, Alberta Medical Association (2012-2015) and developed a keen interest in physician compensation reform.  He is currently serving as the physician representative on the Provinical Physician Compensation Committee.  He also has served as an executive board member for the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and chaired their Continuing Professional Development Committee for 4 years.  In 2014 he completed an executive MBA from the Sauder School of Business, UBC in healthcare management with the goals of combining clinical expertise and administrative leadership to promote a more sustainable publically funded healthcare system in Canada.

He practices as a clinical cardiologist at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, and also serves as the Associate Dean of Clinical Faculty in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing classical chamber music with his wife and three children, skiing in the winter, and golfing and cycling in the summer.