April 24, 2024

Volunteer Spotlight: Patsy Wong

Digital Health Canada volunteers like Patsy Wong are the backbone of our education program. Patsy volunteered as an instructor for the 2024 Health Informatics Winter Lecture Series, delivering content for the session on Analysis + Evaluation.

Volunteering as a Digital Health Canada Faculty member and a speaker at the Winter Lecture Series provided me with opportunities to connect with other health informatics and digital health professionals across Canada. Being able to contribute to this community is an absolute privilege.

About Patsy

Patsy is a Digital Solutions Program Consultant working at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). She has contributed to multiple releases of CIHI indicators, and corporate projects for enriching various reporting products. She led the reporting of emergency department wait times using data collected from hospitals across Canada. She has experience with various types of healthcare data. Prior to joining CIHI, Patsy worked in both the public and private sectors. She has a solid IT consulting and software engineering background in multiple industries. Patsy has been a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems – Canada (CPHIMS-CA) since 2013, and she holds a Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management. She has been a member of Digital Health Canada for years.

Through volunteering, I’ve worked with colleagues with diverse backgrounds, and we learn from each other while donating our time/energy/knowledge for a greater cause. This is a very rewarding experience, and I will continue to do that.

Volunteering builds experience, contributes to your professional development and learning, and helps you expand your network. Learn more about Digital Health Canada volunteer opportunities here. Meet more volunteer members here.