- About Infoway
- Who we work with
- What we do
- Governance / Accountability
- Privacy Mandate
- Management Team
- Executive Regional Directors
- Doing Business with Infoway
- Benefits Evaluation
- Certification Services
- Change Management
- Clinician Engagement
- Emerging Technology
- Interoperability Solutions
- Investment Programs
- Funding Approach
- EMR and Integration
- Innovation and Adoption
- Consumer Health Solutions
- Diagnostic Imaging Systems
- Drug Information Systems
- Laboratory Information Systems
- Interoperable EHR
- Public Health Surveillance
- Patient Access to Quality Care
- Portfolio Management Office (PMO)
- Standards Collaborative
- Guides / Workbooks
- Technical Documents
- Infoway Corporate
- Past Events Highlights
- Knowing is Better Symposium 2012
- 2013 Fall Infoway Partnership Conference
- Webinar: The Emerging Benefits of Electronic Medical Record Use in Community-based Care Webinar
- Webinar: Big Data Analytics in Health
- Webinar: Perspectives on e-health Change from Top Canadian Hospital Leaders
- Webinar: Utilization and Impacts of Telepathology on Health Care within the RUIS Laval network in Quebec
- Webinar: e-Connect Impact Challenge
- Webinar: Mobile Computing in Clinical Settings
- Webinar: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s (CHEO’s) EHR Journey: An approach to Workflow Analysis & Integration
- Upcoming Events
- Past Events Highlights
- Progress in Canada
- Pan-Canadian Benefits Evaluation Network
- Pan-Canadian Change Management Network
- Pan-Canadian Clinician Peer Network
- Discussion Groups
Infoway is managed by a team of seasoned professionals who are specialists in their respective fields, including health care, administration, information technology and privacy.
Richard C. Alvarez
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Alvarez is a leader in Canadian health care. He is known for taking on challenging mandates and building successful organizations.
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Health Infoway, he has been a catalyst for accelerating the development of electronic health records in Canada. He has established strong, collaborative relationships with the federal, provincial and territorial governments and other stakeholders as the foundation for solid progress. He has articulated a broad national vision for reforming Canada's health care system through innovation and technology. On the international front, he has helped to position Canada as a world leader in health care renewal.
Mr. Alvarez earned the Institute of Corporate Directors certification at the Rotman School of Management. In 2007 he was recognized as the 2007 National Builder Inductee to the Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA) Hall of Fame for the leadership he has exercised throughout his career (with the Government of Alberta, the Canadian Institute for Health Information and at Infoway) in promoting the application of innovative technology to improve health care delivery for Canadians.
Prior to his role at Infoway, Mr. Alvarez also played a key role in harnessing the power of information to improve health care. As former president and chief executive officer and ex-officio board member of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), he helped CIHI evolve into a well-known and respected organization with strong ties to the research community.
Mr. Alvarez is a frequent speaker and facilitator at national and international health care conferences and is a past recipient of the Who's Who in Healthcare Award. He is a Board Director with Ontario Health Quality Council and an honorary member of the C.D. Howe Institute Health Policy Council.
Corporate Human Resources Executive
As Corporate Human Resources Executive, Ms. Berry is responsible for setting the tone of Infoway’s organizational culture. As such, she oversees the development and implementation of Infoway’s human resource strategy, programs and practices, which are designed to support the attraction and retention of a highly skilled work force, dedicated to the achievement of the Infoway mandate.
Prior to joining Infoway, Ms. Berry was Vice-President, Human Resources for Certicom Corp., Vice-President of Human Resources for NRX Global Corp. and Vice-President Human Resources Consulting for Mainstream Access Corp. She has worked at the national and international levels in structuring and managing human resource corporate and consulting functions. Her experience includes consulting and professional services with Coopers and Lybrand as well as with other firms in Canada.
Ms. Berry holds a BA Honours in theology from Concordia University (Loyola), Montreal, and she did her MA coursework in theology at the University of Toronto.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Gauthier is responsible for leading and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the corporation. He provides strategic alignment and integration of operational activities, governance and due diligence processes, major process improvement initiatives and operational tactics to translate Infoway objectives into results.
Dr. Gauthier joined Infoway after a long and successful career with the federal government where he held a number of senior posts, including Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance at Finance Canada, and Assistant Deputy Minister, Information, Analysis and Connectivity at Health Canada. As part of his responsibilities, he was the main policy advisor on economic development measures for 12 federal budgets. Throughout his public service, Dr. Gauthier played an integral role in shaping policies for agriculture, infrastructure, transport, science and technology, energy, natural resources and the environment. He was deeply involved in advancing an innovation agenda, developing initiatives to support Canada’s economic recovery, and creating the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada Health Infoway and PPP Canada.
Dr. Gauthier received his bachelor’s degree in economics from l’Université de Montréal, and his master’s and PhD in economics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to economic policy-making in Canada.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Giokas is Chief Technology Officer for Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and heads up the Emerging Technology Group. Mr. Giokas is responsible for four corporate priorities: the definition of health information and communications technology solutions, advice on innovative and disruptive health information technology, Infoway’s International Services, and the Health System Use (secondary use of data) agenda. Mr. Giokas oversees the architecture aspects of Infoway’s new digital health investment areas as well as the tracking, evaluation, and promotion of enabling technology and standards innovations. He is also responsible for international standards activities, particularly with regard to IHTSDO and HL7.
Mr. Giokas has more than three decades of experience in the information management and information technology field, having held positions at Sapient Corporation, notably as Vice-President and Managing Director of its Canadian subsidiary. He has held senior positions with Digital Equipment Corporation, including those of Consulting Engineer and Group Technical Director. And he has consulted on information technology strategy in a number of industries including health care, financial services, insurance and energy services.
Mr. Giokas has served as a board director of COACH, Canada’s health informatics association, and HL7 International Inc. He is the chair of the IHTSDO General Assembly. He holds two patents for software innovations and has one industrial design patent. Mr. Giokas has a master’s degree in music from the New England Conservatory of Music and was working on his PhD in music theory when he became interested in computer science. He has a M.Sc. in computer science from Boston University.
Executive Vice President
Trevor Hodge is responsible for Infoway's investment strategies, information and technology directions, electronic medical record investment program, as well as project investments in Western, Northern and Atlantic Canada.
Prior to joining Infoway in April 2004, Mr. Hodge was the Health Practice Director for Sierra Systems, responsible for coordinating the firm’s health care business in Canada and the United States. Mr. Hodge previously held positions as Vice-President and part-owner of EDM Management Systems, CIO for Alberta Health, and Acting Assistant Deputy Minister of Public Health for Alberta Health. He holds a master's of business administration degree from the University of Alberta and a bachelor of arts from the University of Otago (New Zealand).
Vice President, Communications
Ms. Maloney leads the development and execution of Infoway’s communications and marketing efforts including media relations, public opinion research, digital media, events planning and translation services. She is also responsible for corporate stakeholder engagement initiatives with the goal of strengthening relationships with key stakeholders both nationally and internationally.
Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Maloney held a number of senior positions at Infoway where she honed her relationship management skills and launched several new initiatives including the Innovation and Consumer Health Solutions investment programs, as well as Certification Services.
Ms. Maloney is a member of the Board of her Local Health Integration Network and has sat on a number of boards. She has been Vice Chair of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization Management Board, President of COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association, and a member of the National Research Council’s Information Technology Institute Advisory Board.
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
As Chief Financial Officer, Sylvain Rocque leads the development of financial strategies and policies to fulfil Infoway's fiduciary responsibilities. He oversees a number of corporate functions including: finance and controllership; integrated risk management, compliance and audit; cash management and investments; procurement; information management and technology; investment programs management; and Board Secretariat and governance.
Mr. Rocque joined Infoway in November 2005. Prior to Infoway, he gained extensive experience in financial management and in leading corporate functions working for various national not-for-profit organizations in the health sector. For 11 years, he was Chief Financial Officer for the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). While at CIHI, he was responsible for providing overall vision and direction for CIHI's strategies, programs, policies and information systems in the areas of finance, corporate administration and human resources. He was also responsible for the development and negotiation of a series of bilateral funding agreements with the federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions.
Mr. Rocque holds an executive MBA from Queen's University and a community college diploma in accounting. He also completed a certificate program in executive leadership from the Professional Development Centre at Queen's University School of Business. Mr. Rocque is the recipient of various service awards including the prestigious 1985 Youth Year Medal awarded by the Premier of Ontario.
Executive Vice President
Dr. Zelmer leads Infoway’s clinical adoption, innovation and consumer health initiatives, as well as communications. She also has executive responsibility for Infoway’s relationship with Ontario. Prior to joining Canada Health Infoway, she held a series of progressively responsible leadership positions in Canada and abroad, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of the International Health Terminology Standards Organization (IHTSDO) in Copenhagen and with the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
Dr. Zelmer received her PhD and her MA in economics from McMaster University and her B.Sc. in health information science from the University of Victoria. In addition to her role at Canada Health Infoway, she is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare Policy and is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Victoria, School of Health Information Science. Dr. Zelmer also serves on a range of health-related advisory committees and boards.
Vice President, Clinical Systems Integration
As Vice President, Clinical Systems Integration, Lynne Zucker is responsible for the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Integration program and the Standards Collaborative at Canada Health Infoway.
Prior to joining Infoway in 2009, Ms. Zucker worked for more than 20 years in the IT industry, including leadership roles at Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer.
She is a professional engineer, holding a BASc in systems design engineering and a MASc in the management of technology, both from the University of Waterloo. Ms. Zucker currently serves as a director of the Canadian Education Association.