Chief Information Officer, Alliance for Healthier Communities – For the past 25 years, Rodney Burns has held senior leadership positions in Information Management portfolios developing and implementing multiple IS and corporate strategic plans. In early 2005, he led the Toronto East Network’s Diagnostic Imaging/PACS Project which was a voluntary collaboration of 23 hospitals across four LHIN that provide DI services for approximately 30% of the population of Ontario. 

Rod received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Medical Physiology from the University of Western Ontario in 1988 and a Masters of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa in 1992. Rod is active in the professional community and a strong believer in on-going professional development. Along with memberships with various professional associations, he is Past President of the Ontario Chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society and Past President of the Southwestern Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. Rod earned his designation as a Certified Health Executive from the Canadian College of Health Leaders in 1993. He was awarded his Fellowship designation in June, 2018 and becomes one of 70 recipients across Canada. Rod holds a Senior designation with the Health Information & Management System Society and was one of the first to earn the CPHIMS-CA credential from Digital Health Canada. 

Rod’s current professional interests lay in health system leadership, consumer digital healthcare, and institutional knowledge management.