CST selects Clinidata executive as new
June 1, 2006 Laurie Poole has accepted the position as Vice President of
the Canadian Society of Telehealth (CST). Laurie is the Vice President
of Operations at Clinidata and chairs the CST Awards committee.
She has been with Clinidata since 1999 and was a key member of the
Clinidata team that launched the Telehealth Ontario service in 2001. Ms.
Poole has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Masters in
Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University in Halifax,
Laurie Poole is replacing Dr. Ed Brown, who announced his resignation at
the May 24th meeting of the Board. Dr. Brown was recently appointed as
CEO of the new Ontario Telehealth Network, an amalgamation of three
Ontario telemedicine networks.
In announcing the appointment of Ms. Poole, Richard Scott the president
of the CST said: “I am very pleased to announce to members that Laurie
Poole has agreed to take on the role of Vice-President of CST….. Laurie
brings valuable leadership skills, as well as telehealth, industry, and
practical experience to the Executive”.
In other CST-related news,
The Keston Group
is pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the activities of
the Canadian Society of Telehealth by offering a travel grant award.
This grant will be awarded to a member of the National Telehealth
Coordinator – Special Interest Group (NTC-SIG) who, in the opinion of a
selection panel, appointed by the NTC-SIG council, has made a
significant contribution to the activities of the SIG or the Society at
large. The criteria and means of selection are to be established by the
NTC-SIG with the collaboration of the Society’s Awards Committee. The
award is for a maximum of $2500 and is intended to cover the expenses
for the winner to attend the next Annual Meeting of the CST. The Keston
Group will provide the funding to support this award for the next five
years, starting in 2006, for a total commitment of $12,500.
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