James Maclean becomes Infoway’s VP of
– Canada Health Infoway announced that effective March 3, 2008, Dr.
James R. Maclean (pictured) will join the organization as Vice President
of Innovation and Adoption.
“In his numerous roles as both a physician and administrator, Jim has a
proven track record as an e-health visionary and patient focused
leader,” said Richard Alvarez, president and CEO of Infoway.
Previously, Dr. Maclean has held the positions of Special Advisor and
Executive Lead for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, where he
directed the establishment of 150 interdisciplinary family health teams.
He has also served in the positions of Chief of Staff and Chief
Executive Officer at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH), in Markham,
Ont. During his 13 year tenure in those roles at MSH, the hospital
earned a National Quality Institute Award for excellence, the first
healthcare institute ever honoured with this award.
Dr. Maclean has also served as a member on a number of boards, including
the Smart Systems for Health Agency, the Child Health Network and the
Toronto East Network CEO Group.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Maclean has taken on numerous
challenges in steering large-scale change projects that successfully
deliver measurable results in patient satisfaction, improved quality of
care and cost efficiencies. His hands on experience as a general
practitioner with the implementation and use of EMRs, and as a leader in
the promotion of the uptake of their use amongst other physicians, will
add new perspectives to Infoway’s adoption and end user efforts.
“I also want to take this opportunity to especially thank Catherine
Hunter for acting in the Vice President Innovation and Adoption position
over the last several months, and to acknowledge her contributions and
leadership,” said Alvarez.
Infoway works with provinces and territories to invest in electronic
health projects, which support safer, more efficient healthcare
delivery. Fully respecting patient confidentiality, these private and
secure systems provide healthcare professionals with immediate access to
complete and accurate patient information, enabling better decisions
about diagnosis and treatment. The result is a sustainable healthcare
system offering improved quality, accessibility, productivity and cost