xwave appoints Dr. Sue Thomas as
Sue Thomas (pictured), former Chief Medical Officer at GE Healthcare’s Integrated
IT Solutions (IITS) division, has joined the xwave healthcare team as
Medical Director. For the past decade, Sue has helped medical practices
across North America adopt GE’s award-winning Centricity Electronic
As Medical Director of xwave Healthcare, she will serve as the voice of
the customer, providing perspective on behalf of the practicing
physician as xwave analyzes and addresses the challenges of the field of
medical information services.
Sue graduated from MIT and the Yale School of Medicine, then trained in
Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut. Before becoming a
physician, her undergraduate degree from MIT in Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science led to employment at Hewlett Packard and Intel
Corporation during the pioneering days of microprocessor development.
This experience effectively complemented her medical accreditations, and
as a practicing physician in Maine for 15 years, she championed the use
of the EMR both locally and nationally. Sue and her husband currently
divide their time between Maine and Toronto.
Gary Folker (pictured), Managing Director of Business Development for xwave
Healthcare, has recently joined the Board of Directors for the Canadian
Healthcare Information Technology Trade Association (CHITTA).
The mission of CHITTA is to strengthen the competitiveness of Canada’s
healthcare information and communications technology (ICT) industry,
through cooperative efforts among members and through direct contact
with all levels of government and associated agencies. In addition to
his seat on the Board, Gary serves as Co-Chair of CHITTA’s Membership
In his role at xwave, Gary builds and manages partnerships and propels
development of an array of healthcare solutions and services. His
credentials include spearheading the implementation of Canada’s first
fully-integrated electronic patient chart; introducing into the country
high-volume scanning of patient records; and creating the largest
healthcare document-capture facility in North America. Gary holds a
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Acadia University.