Graham W. S. Scott, CM, QC, named new Chair of Canada Health Infoway's Board of Directors

August 3, 2010 (Montreal, QC) - Graham W. S. Scott, CM, QC, has been appointed Chair of Canada Health Infoway's Board of Directors, announced Richard Alvarez, Infoway's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Scott has extensive experience in matters of governance and accountability in the health care sector. He has been involved in the amalgamation, restructuring and governance processes of more than 40 hospitals, has served as Interim CEO of Cancer Care Ontario, and appointed Supervisor of the Hôpital regional de Sudbury Regional Hospital and Quinte Health Care by the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. He has also served as Deputy Minister of Health for Ontario, Assessor of the Muskoka Parry Sound Board of Health, and Investigator of Kingston General Hospital.

"Mr. Scott's leadership, healthcare knowledge and extensive experience will be valuable assets for Infoway. His vision and strategic insights will be integral to our organization as we pursue our mission to have Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in place for every Canadian," said Alvarez.

"I look forward to this unique challenge, working with key stakeholders, the Board of Directors and Infoway's employees towards a common vision of improved health care delivery for every Canadian," said Mr. Scott.

Mr. Scott is a member of the Order of Canada. He is also the recent past Chair of the Board of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Chair of AllenGen NCE Inc., Vice Chair of OEB Enterprise and Vice Chair of the Institute for Research on Public Policy. He is also a Director of several corporations and associations, Governor of Rothesay Netherwood School, President of Graham Scott Strategies, Inc. and counsel to McMillan LLP.

Mr. Scott succeeds H. Arnold Steinberg, who announced several months ago that he was stepping down as Board Chair.

About Canada Health Infoway

Canada Health Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Infoway jointly invests with every province and territory to accelerate the development and adoption of electronic health record projects in Canada. Fully respecting patient confidentiality, these secure systems will provide clinicians and patients with the information they need to support safe care decisions and manage their own health. The ability to access this vital information quickly is helping to foster a modern, sustainable health care system for all Canadians.

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