Richard C. Alvarez
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Health Infoway
Formerly: played a key role in harnessing the power of information to improve healthcare; President, CEO and ex-officio Board Member, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), helping it evolve into a well-known and respected organization with strong ties to the research community. Certification, Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management. President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Health Infoway; has been a catalyst for accelerating the development of electronic health records in Canada. Frequent speaker and facilitator at national and international healthcare conferences. Honorary Fellow, e-Health Research Centre's (EHRC) Advisory Committee of Australia; Member of the Advisory Council, Identity, Privacy and Security Initiative, University of Toronto; Board Director, Ontario Health Quality Council. Recipient of awards and honours, including: National Builder Inductee, Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA) Hall of Fame (2007) for promoting the application of innovative technology to improve healthcare delivery for Canadians; Who's Who in Healthcare Award.