Government & policy
New CEO appointed at Smart Systems for Health
The Board of Directors of Smart Systems for Health Agency (SSHA) has
announced the appointment of William Albino
(pictured) as its new CEO. Mr. Albino has more than twenty years
experience in the information technology and telecom industries. He has
served as a board member, senior executive and general manager for
companies in Canada and the United States.
Specifically, he has worked for EDS Canada as Executive Vice President
and Senior Vice President, Sales. He has also worked for Xerox
Corporation in senior management roles in Canada and the United States.
He has run his own consulting company for technology start up companies.
Michael Lauber, who has been the Acting CEO since January 1, 2007, will
now resume his position as Chair, Board of Directors.
Mr. Lauber said: We believe
William Albino is the right person to take SSHA to the
next level of providing greater value to our clients. We have a clear
set of action and improvement items to address. We need someone to lead
SSHA to become a best-practice organization focused on meeting our
Mr. Albino commented: I know from my previous roles that many opportunities
exist to improve the flow of patient information in healthcare with
information technology. SSHA has a unique role to play by making that
information available between organizations and professionals across
Ontario. I look forward to contributing to this difficult but exciting
SSHA announced its search for a new CEO in September 2006 when the
founding CEO announced his retirement.
Smart Systems for Health Agency (SSHA) seeks to electronically connect
Ontario healthcare professionals to patient information, with the goal
of contributing to more informed decisions by care-givers. SSHA is an
agency of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, from which
it receives 100 percent of its funding. Its products and services are
free for publicly funded healthcare organizations and professionals.
Visit the SSHA website at www.ssha.on.ca.