June 20, 2014 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) applauds the individuals, project teams and organizations honoured for their leadership, innovation and excellence at the Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA) Gala, which was held in conjunction with the e-Health 2014 Conference.
Graham Scott, Chair of the Board, Canada Health Infoway noted: “The individuals and teams behind these innovations are the driving force for better patient outcomes and health care sustainability across Canada. I commend them for their leadership and outstanding efforts that have earned them well deserved recognition.”
Infoway celebrates all the winners, and is especially pleased that the following Infoway-sponsored projects were recognized:
- The First Nations Panorama Implementation Project in British Columbia received the Innovation in the Adoption of Health Informatics award.
- Health PEI / Cerner Canada’s Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) Project received the Project Team Implementation award.
- The Nova Scotia Personal Health Records Project team received the Patient Care Innovation award.
In addition, Richard Alvarez, President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway, won the prestigious Leadership in the Field of Health Informatics Award in recognition of his 30-year career in Canadian health care. The award honours individuals whose leadership has made a significant contribution to or strongly influenced health outcomes or health system improvements.
Mr. Alvarez was also honoured with the 2014 Innovation Award for Healthcare Leadership by the Canadian College of Health Leaders earlier this month. This annual award recognizes the outstanding capabilities and achievements of a senior executive who has made innovation a focal point of their organization’s strategy in order to create high impact results.
About Canada Health Infoway
Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.
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