New IT appointments at Cancer Care
— Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) has hired Sharon Pfaff (pictured) as Deputy Chief
Information Officer and promoted Steve Hall to the role of Chief
The two positions, which took effect this month, will be instrumental in CCO’s efforts to support its healthcare professionals, improve the
safety of cancer patients and enhance overall system performance.
Sharon Pfaff will play a critical role in driving the implementation and
management of CCO’s Information Technology (IT) strategy. A nurse by
background, Ms. Pfaff brings 30 years of healthcare and IT experience to
this leadership role.
Most recently, she was the first Chief Executive Officer at the
Consolidated Health Information Services, where she was instrumental in
implementing an award-winning IT system at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
and the Windsor Regional Hospital.
Her accomplishments in that role include launching QUEST for eCare, and
leading the deployment of an electronic health record for the region.
Ms. Pfaff was also the eHealth Lead for the Erie St. Clair LHIN.
In this new role at CCO, Ms. Pfaff will oversee and ensure the
successful delivery of CCO’s key information programs -– including the
Wait Times Information Program and the ColonCancerCheck Information
Program. She will also ensure that sound technical and project
management operations and services are delivered through the IT
Operations group and the Project Management Office.
As Chief Technology Officer, Steve Hall will be responsible for
providing strategic technology leadership for CCO and for its partners
and stakeholders. Steve will be the chief advisor to the Chief
Information Officer on technology strategy; his team will be responsible
for comprehensive technology architecture and planning, technology
standards and policy, and systems security.
Steve has been with Cancer Care Ontario for almost five years, and
holds a Master’s Degree in Science, from Queen’s University. He is
currently the Director of Information Technology, where he is
responsible for providing CCO’s technology support and disaster recovery
These appointments mark an important milestone for Cancer Care Ontario,
as it continues to improve the performance and accountability of cancer
services through information and e-health technologies.