Mr. Howard Dickson and Dr. Shaun McGuire have been nominated as members of eHealth Ontario’s board of directors.

Their nomination is subject to review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies.

Howard Dickson is the former CIO for the Government of Hong Kong and the Canadian Department of National Defence, while Shaun is the Medical Director, Medical Affairs at the Ottawa Hospital.

“Howard brings vast knowledge and experience in the management of large scale information management and technology implementation and operations in public sector settings. Shaun is an acknowledged leader in family health and the clinical applications of IT in both family health teams and in acute care hospitals,” said Ray Hession, Chair of eHealth Ontario’s board of directors.

eHealth Ontario is the organization responsible for implementing the government’s ehealth agenda and creating an electronic health record for all Ontarians by 2015.

For further information please contact:

Heather Brown
Communications Advisor,
eHealth Ontario


Howard Dickson, B.Sc. (Eng), M.Sc., P. Eng.
Prior to becoming a management consultant, Howard Dickson spent a number years in the public sector both as a Government Chief Information Officer in Hong Kong and as an Assistant Deputy Minister and CIO Information Management for the Department of National Defence in Ottawa. Before joining the public sector, Howard has held various positions within the private sector including Senior Vice President Operations, National Trust, Principal, Ernst and Young, Vice President Information Services, Guaranty Trust, Principal, Information Services, LGS Consultants, Assistant General Manager Information Services, CIBC and Manager, Information Services, CN Rail

He has served as a panel member and key contributor to the Special Task Force on the Management of Large Scale Information and Information Technology Projects for the Government of Ontario. In addition, Howard was invited to join the Projects and Performance Committee of eHealth Ontario in May 2009.

Shaun McGuire, B.Sc., M.D, M.B.A., C.C.F.P., F.C.F.P.
Shaun McGuire is Medical Director, Medical Affairs at the Ottawa Hospital and family physician at the Riverside Family Health Team. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Ottawa.

He has held various board positions including Chair of The Ottawa Hospital Family Practice Partnership, The Ottawa Hospital, Vice Chair, Medical Advisory Committee, The Ottawa Hospital and the Medical Director and Head of the Department of Family Medicine, Ottawa General Hospital. Shaun has also served on the board of The Ottawa Hospital Academic Medicine Organization.

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