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Canada Health Infoway welcomes new Vice-President

TORONTO – Canada Health Infoway announced that Dr.Jennifer Zelmer (pictured) will be joining the Infoway team in August as Senior Vice President, Clinical Adoption and Innovation. Working out of the Toronto office, Jennifer will report to Infoway President and CEO Richard Alvarez.

Jennifer has extensive experience in health policy, both in the public and private sectors, in Canada and abroad. She served most recently as Chief Executive Officer of the International Health Terminology Standards Organization (IHTSDO) in Copenhagen.

Prior to her IHTSDO appointment, Jennifer was the Vice President, Research & Analysis at the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Her expertise as a senior strategist in health system improvement will be instrumental in leading Infoway’s current and new initiatives in innovation and clinical adoption.

Jennifer received both her PhD and her M.A. in Economics from McMaster University and her B.Sc in Health Information Science from University of Victoria. She is the Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare Policy for Longwoods Publishing and is an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Victoria, School of Health Information Science.

Jennifer has also been involved in the production of a wide range of analytical and evaluation research on Canada’s healthcare system.

“This is an exciting time for Infoway and we are pleased to have someone with Jennifer’s vast knowledge and significant experience as a member of our team,” said Richard Alvarez.

Posted May 6, 2010

 

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