Vice President Research & Chief Innovation Officer
Hamilton Health Sciences
How long have you been a member of Digital Health Canada?
Why do you want to join the Digital Health Canada Board of Directors?
I would like to contribute to the renewal of the Digital Health Canada strategy. I am most interested in the opportunity to support digital health interventions engaging consumers, clinicians and industry professionals in new ways.
How does your experience align with the Digital Health Canada strategic plan and mandate?
My work has aligned very closely with the Digital Health Canada strategic plan and mandate. I have a great deal of experience in building communities and value creation. As a co-founder of Apps for Health, I was able to develop new relationships between academic, industry and clinical leaders. Further, I have been successful in starting new research and innovation initiatives using many of the skills that will be needed at the Digital Health Canada Board of Directors.
What unique skills, perspectives and contributions would you bring to the Digital Health Canada Board?
Providing leadership and expertise in the delivery of virtual care research projects with a view to spreading the research projects into adjacent care pathways and sustaining them as innovative clinical services. Active areas of development address perioperative care using remote automated monitoring technology and patient self-management tools. Related work is underway to develop capacity for clinical informatics and bioinformatics research leveraging AI and machine learning methods. Further, my work at HHS includes a refresh of the governance for HHS research and streamlining of research services.
Do you or have or have you ever had any direct patient care experience (clinical)?
I worked a an MRT and Diagnostic Sonographer in small and large teaching hospitals from 1988-1999
What segments within the Digital Health Canada community do you feel you will best represent?
Executives/CIOs; Telehealth; Clinicians; Vendors; Leaders; Academic & Research; Healthcare Institutions; National eHealth Organizations; Digital Health Entrepreneurs
With which Digital Health Canada committees, task groups or activities have you volunteered in past five years?
I have contributed towards the Digital Health Canada events as a panelist at numerous events over the past 5 years. I have also reviewed presentation abstracts for the annual conference.
What other board appointments or relevant leadership experiences have you had in the past five years?
I am Chair of the Synapse Life Sciences Consortium and member of the Canadian Academic Hospitals of Ontario, Innovation Committe and Research Committee
Please tell us why you feel Digital Health Canada members should vote for you.
I have more than 30 years of experience in Digital Health stemming from a transition from film-based imaging to digital imaging in the 80’s and 90’s and expanding to a body of work encompassing standards development and innovation in clinical workflows. I am also highly committed to the deployment of new applications of digital tools in healthcare, specifically within clinical care pathways. I am a strong advocate for digital health innovation in the engagement and empowerment of citizens in our community.
Do you currently hold the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems – Canada (CPHIMS-CA) credential?
PhD, MAppSc, CPHIMS-CA
Dr. Scott is an expert digital health strategist and has a wealth of experience in industry relations and procurement, as well as in innovation policy. He has been instrumental in stewarding industry relationships, providing leadership for numerous, public-private, multi-million-dollar projects. Prior to his work at HHS, he was inaugural Chief Innovation Officer at Mohawk College and led the development of the college’s applied research and innovation programs. In this role, he facilitated the development of large scale, digital health solutions in Canada, Africa and South Asia. In recognition of his achievements, Ted has received the Distinguished Fellow- Adjunct Professor award in 2016 from Mohawk College and the Alumni of Distinction Award in 2007. Ted has also been recognized for his excellence in education and industry partnerships by the Hamilton Industry Education Council and his research has been recognized through several awards. Ted holds a Masters of Applied Science in Medical Ultrasound and a PhD in Diagnostic Imaging from Charles Sturt University of Australia.