UHN’s Matt Anderson named CIO of the
TORONTO – The
Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA), in partnership with CIO
Canada magazine, has named Matthew Anderson (pictured
at left), vice president and chief operating officer of the
University Health Network (UHN), as the CIO Canada CIO of the Year for
Anderson, a leading figure in the transformation of healthcare
institutions through the application of information and communications
technologies, expressed complete surprise when called onstage to receive
the CIO of the Year Award during the 13th annual CIPA Gala Banquet on
November 1 in Toronto.
The banquet was a salute to the 25 organizations that won awards in the
annual CIPA competition to find and promote the “best of the best” among
innovative Canadian companies and not-for-profit organizations.
University Health Network, comprising three Toronto hospitals – Toronto
General, Toronto Western and Princess Margaret, as well as Toronto
Medical Laboratories – was the gold winner in the Customer Care, Not For
Profit category for implementing a system to automate the ordering,
filling and administering of drug prescriptions for patients.
In addition to presenting Anderson the prestigious award on stage, John
Pickett, IT World Canada’s Vice President & Editorial Director and the
Canadian CIO Executive Council’s Director, presented the winner with a
complimentary membership to the exclusive CIO Executive Council of
The CIO Executive Council of Canada is a members-only group that gives
CIOs a united voice on technology matters and enables them to act as
trusted, unbiased resources to one another while strengthening their
businesses and collectively advancing the CIO profession.
Together, the members influence key industries, academic, media, venture
capitalists and policy makers to shape the future of information
technology and its role in the global economy.
“I was in complete shock,” Anderson said. “I had no idea. I didn’t even
know I had been nominated.”
Anderson has led several transformational projects at UHN. Norm
Kirkpatrick, president & CEO of CIPA, called him “an exceptional leader
in the advancement of e-health systems in the Greater Toronto Area.”
CIPA is Canada’s oldest and largest awards program in the field of
information technology and the premier showcase for Canadian IT and
innovation. It is supported by its Managing Sponsor, CGI Group Inc., and
other leading industry sponsors as well as allied technology
associations. The mission of the awards is to celebrate visionary
organizations that have developed innovative results-based technology
solutions. Web site: www.cipa.com.