Government and Policy
Canada Health Infoway appoints physician advisor
– Canada Health Infoway announced that Dr. Susan MacLean
(pictured at left) has joined the
organization as Senior Medical Advisor. Dr. MacLean is a family
physician and founding member of Markham Family Physicians – a Family
Health Group, in Markham Ontario.
Dr. MacLean will report to Richard Alvarez, CEO, as part of the
executive team, and will be responsible for strengthening Infoway's
relationships with the healthcare provider community at a national
Her background and broad professional activities will allow her to bring
the perspective of physicians and other healthcare professionals to the
Infoway decision-making table. This will include providing input and
support to Infoway programs aimed at informing and supporting healthcare
Dr. MacLean's professional background includes significant hands-on
involvement with electronic health records and telehealth services. In
1999, her clinic implemented a fully integrated electronic health
record, which currently services 40,000 patients.
This was done in partnership with Markham Stouffville Hospital. Dr.
MacLean has been Medical Advisor to Telehealth Ontario since its
inception in 2001, and to the Telephone Health Advisory Service (THAS),
which provides after-hours services to more than one million patients
associated with various primary care organizations in Ontario. She has
also served as Chair of the Medical Liaison Committee for Clinidata
Dr. MacLean graduated from the University of Western Ontario's School of
Medicine in 1982 and received her CCFP designation in 1984.
Canada Health Infoway was created by the government of Canada to spur
the creation of electronic medical records and telehealth applications.
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