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Dr. Peter Bak, Chief Information Officer, Humber River Hospital

Peter Bak is a Certified Management Consultant with over 25 years of experience in healthcare technology product development and marketing, healthcare ICAT (information, communication and automation technology) system/solution architecture design, healthcare IT, and IT project management. Outside of his role at Humber River Hospital he is an Assistant Professor at McMaster University (Faculty of Health) and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Amref Health Africa, which provides training and health services to more than 30 countries in Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Engineering from Imperial College London.

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4 characteristics of a fully digital healthcare organization


Dr. Peter Bak, CIO at Humber River Hospital (HRH) in Toronto, was named 2016 Canadian CIO of the Year by the Information Technology Association of Canada. Under Dr. Bak’s leadership, HRH has deployed a staggering array of cutting-edge technologies, leading observers to declare it “North America’s first fully digital hospital.” In this blog post, Dr. Bak shares four characteristics of a fully digital hospital. As he is quick to point out, it means much more than going paperless!

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