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Government & policy

eHealth Ontario hires communications chief

TORONTO – eHealth Ontario President and CEO Greg A. Reed announced that Robert Mitchell has joined eHealth Ontario as Vice-President of Communications and Stakeholder Relations.

Mr. Mitchell has an extensive background in government and communications, having served as Director of Communications, Strategic Planning in the Office of Premier Ernie Eves and as Senior Media Advisor to Premier Mike Harris.

Mr. Mitchell also worked in the Ministry of Finance as Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs. In addition, Mr. Mitchell has held various communications roles in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Energy. Mr. Mitchell recently served as Director of Industry and Government Relations at Tarion Warranty Corporation, a delegated administrative authority of the provincial government.

Mr. Mitchell has a background in journalism and has worked for the Toronto Sun, the CBC and recently as a freelance columnist for the Toronto Star. “We are delighted to have Rob on board,” said Mr. Reed. “Rob brings a wealth of experience in communications and strategic planning to our team at eHealth Ontario. We are very proud of our achievements at eHealth Ontario, with the health care providers of 6.5 million Ontarians now using electronic health records. Rob will play a critical role in engaging the public in a real and meaningful conversation about the exciting and innovative ways that eHealth will improve health care in this province.”

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

Posted September 8, 2011