Peter Bak - Chief Information Officer, Humber River Hospital
Peter is the CIO of Humber River Hospital, the first fully digital hospital in North America, and the first Canadian Hospital to recruit a humanoid robot. He is a seasoned change leader and innovator with over 25 years of experience in healthcare technology, people and system transformation, business development, and business operations. He was the subject matter expert for developing the digital transformation strategy and implementing the hospital’s digital vision.
He is a firm believer in the value of leadership when it comes to leading change. In his advise to other healthcare institutions looking to take on similar transformative initiatives, he advises “If you’re going to do a major IT initiative like we’ve done here, it has to start with complete buy-in from that level. Without that buy in, don’t even start.”
Peter’s areas of expertise include methods for effective sharing of electronic patient records, interoperability workflow to optimize care delivery, diagnostic imaging systems, IT operations, and transforming care delivery in acute centres.
His skill and contribution to the healthcare industry are reflected in his recognition as the Canadian public sector CIO of the Year for 2016.