eHealth Ontario welcomes new Chief Executive Officer
November 5, 2014
TORONTO – Cynthia Morton (pictured), the new Chief Executive Officer of eHealth Ontario, has been acquainting herself with the expectations of stakeholders by meeting with partners. Hired in September, 2014, Ms. Morton is responsible for implementing an electronic health record system for the province of Ontario.
Ms. Morton has an extensive background in the Ontario public service, most recently as the Deputy Minister of Labour. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health Promotion.
“I have started visiting some of our partners over the past few weeks, hearing directly about the valuable contributions they are making to improving patient care,” said Ms. Morton. “My plan is to meet all stakeholders over the coming year to hear first-hand about their accomplishments and best advice on working together in our joint effort to transform Ontario’s healthcare system.”
Ms. Morton also served as Deputy Minister of the ministries of Attorney General, Education and Labour in British Columbia. A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, she practiced law before joining the public service as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.