TORONTO – The Board of Directors of Canada Health Infoway is pleased to announce that Michael Green (pictured) has been selected as their new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2014. Mr. Green has had a long and distinguished career working with public health systems in the UK, US, Canada and Latin America. He joins Infoway from his current role as President and CEO, Americas Region for Agfa HealthCare Inc.
“Mr. Green has strong leadership and communications skills, which will serve him well in his new role,” said Graham W. S. Scott, Board Chair at Infoway. “He is a strategic thinker with a proven track record of bringing the best international research and innovation to Canada to transform the system, create jobs and stimulate economic growth”.
While at Agfa, Michael developed an appreciation for the complexities of healthcare systems and has seen the transformative power of digital health first hand. By overseeing the transformation of radiology from film to digital, he was an early visionary in the way digital health solutions can help make public health systems more sustainable and improve the patient experience.
Michael Green has a diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from the London Metropolitan University and spent his early career working at King’s College Hospital in the UK. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the Canadian Health IT industry. He is a member of the ITAC (Information Technology of Canada) Health Board of Directors and served as Board Chair from 2009 – 2012.
About Canada Health Infoway
Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independant, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.