Shafique Shamji appointed CEO of OCINet
November 2, 2022
TORONTO – After an extensive search, the Ontario Clinical Imaging Network (OCINet) Board of Directors is delighted to announce that Mr. Shafique Shamji (pictured) has accepted the role of president and chief executive officer (CEO) of OCINet. Shafique, a highly experienced senior healthcare technology executive, has been serving most recently as executive vice president and chief information officer at The Ottawa Hospital.
The Board also wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to David MacDonald, the retiring president and CEO, who is completing a remarkably successful tenure at HDIRS (now OCINet) after eight transformative and productive years. David handed over the leadership to Shafique after having positioned OCINet to lead in delivering an integrated imaging strategy for Ontario.
The Ontario Clinical Imaging Network (OCINet) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation sponsored by Ontario Health. Formed in April 2022 with the support of three diagnostic imaging repositories (i.e., HDIRS, NEODIN, SWODIN), OCINet was created to execute Ontario’s medical imaging digital health strategy.
Building on regional efforts of the past decade, OCINet enables the secure storage and retrieval of millions of image records across multiple repositories; supports hundreds of hospitals and independent health facilities; and connects thousands of radiologists, referring physicians, and specialists province-wide.
Today, OCINet facilitates the exchange of diagnostic image records (e.g., X-rays, MRIs, CTs); tomorrow, additional clinical imaging types are in scope.
The seamless, authorized sharing of all clinical imaging records supports the movement and treatment of patients, reduces repeat scans and harmful radiation exposure, and decreases wait times and overcrowding.
Beyond the repositories, OCINet is a shared services partner and service innovation hub for Ontario hospitals. OCINet supports regional picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), the Emergency Neuro Imaging Transfer System (ENITS), peer review technology, speech recognition, and more.
Actively working to add value, contain costs, and enrich care, OCINet is much more than a health information network provider.