Myrna Francis

President at Canada Health Infoway Inc

Location:
150 King Street West Suite 1300, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Company:
Canada Health Infoway Inc
HQ Phone:
(416) 979-4606
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Last Updated 8/22/2017

General Information

Education

Harvard University

Ph.D  - medical sciences , McMaster University

Affiliations

Board Member  - Medworxx Inc

Vice President, Global Healthcare Industry  - CGI Group Inc

Partner  - Computer Sciences Corporation

General Manager, Health and Life Science Industry Group and Strategic Business Development  - IBM Corporation

Board Member  - Medavie EMS Inc

Board Member  - Medavie Blue Cross

Board Member  - Ontario Hospital Association

Advisor To Advisory Services Program  - MaRS Centre

Advisory Committee  - Genyous Biomed

Advisory Boards  - Genyous Biomed

Advisory Boards  - bSharpe Technologies

Advisory Board Member  - B Care

Board Member  - LogicLynx Technologies Inc.

Board Member  - View ITAC Health

Web References  

Medworxx Solutions Inc. Announces Appointment of New Directors and Newly Created Advisory Committee | Medworxx

The advisory committee will consist of Mrs. Renah Persofsky, Mr. Sam Marafioti , Mrs. Frances Pennell and Dr. Myrna Francis.
Completing the committee's list of seasoned professionals is Dr. Myrna Francis, Ph.D, Medical Science. Dr. Francis (retired) has extensive public and private sector experience in the healthcare and technology industries, spanning the international marketplace - Canada, US, Europe. Dr. Francis served as president and CEO of Canada Health Infoway during its start-up phase. Dr. Francis was also the VP, Global Healthcare Industry for CGI, general manager, Health and Life Science Industry group and Strategic Business Development at IBM and was a partner at CSC Healthcare Group. Currently, she is an advisor to the MaRS Discovery District. "Har, Steve, Fran and Myrna are welcomed assets to Medworxx; they have joined an illustrious team.

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Board of Director's Biographies

Dr. Myrna Francis
Dr. Myrna Francis, Board Member Dr. Myrna Francis is the VP of Global Healthcare Sector for CGI, an independent information technology and business process services firm. In this role, she is responsible for leading and driving the global business strategy, solution approach and strategic alliances for CGI's operations in US, Canada and Europe. Myrna also served as Interim President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway (CHI) and was responsible for providing leadership and setting the strategic direction during its 'start-up' phase. Key accomplishments include developing and gaining endorsement by all governments for the overall strategy to electronic health record (EHR) investment and the three-year business plan including a new public-private business model. In less than a year, she was able to get regional adoption of common business architecture, initiate standards development and launch more than 50 initiatives across all jurisdictions. Vital to this success was building partnerships and a collaborative approach among the government, public sector and private sector parties across Canada. Myrna has extensive health care and IT industry knowledge and experience in the public and private sectors in Canada and the United States. She has also held executive positions in strategic health policy, population-based health planning, and health promotion at the Government of Ontario. In those positions, Myrna was responsible for re-engineering cancer services and mental health services and designed a managed access system to cardiovascular surgery in the province. On behalf of the government, she negotiated with the Ontario Medical Association and the Ontario Pharmacists' Association. Myrna holds a PhD in medical sciences from McMaster University and has received post-graduate training in business administration. She also completed a program in multi-party negotiation through Harvard University's Law School. Currently, she is a director of Allstate Canada, RxCanada and sits on the advisory committee for Genyous Inc, a biotech company. She was a director of George Brown College Cedara Software during its recent merger with Merge Technology in the US, and an advisor to bSharpe, a health software company. Myrna Francis was elected as a director at-large of the OHA's Board in November 2007.

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Board of Director's Biographies

Dr. Myrna Francis
Dr. Myrna Francis, Board Member Dr. Myrna Francis is the VP of Global Healthcare Sector for CGI, an independent information technology and business process services firm. In this role, she is responsible for leading and driving the global business strategy, solution approach and strategic alliances for CGI's operations in US, Canada and Europe. Myrna also served as Interim President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway (CHI) and was responsible for providing leadership and setting the strategic direction during its 'start-up' phase. Key accomplishments include developing and gaining endorsement by all governments for the overall strategy to electronic health record (EHR) investment and the three-year business plan including a new public-private business model. In less than a year, she was able to get regional adoption of common business architecture, initiate standards development and launch more than 50 initiatives across all jurisdictions. Vital to this success was building partnerships and a collaborative approach among the government, public sector and private sector parties across Canada. Myrna has extensive health care and IT industry knowledge and experience in the public and private sectors in Canada and the United States. She has also held executive positions in strategic health policy, population-based health planning, and health promotion at the Government of Ontario. In those positions, Myrna was responsible for re-engineering cancer services and mental health services and designed a managed access system to cardiovascular surgery in the province. On behalf of the government, she negotiated with the Ontario Medical Association and the Ontario Pharmacists' Association. Myrna holds a PhD in medical sciences from McMaster University and has received post-graduate training in business administration. She also completed a program in multi-party negotiation through Harvard University's Law School. Currently, she is a director of Allstate Canada, RxCanada and sits on the advisory committee for Genyous Inc, a biotech company. She was a director of George Brown College Cedara Software during its recent merger with Merge Technology in the US, and an advisor to bSharpe, a health software company. Myrna Francis was elected as a director at-large of the OHA's Board in November 2007 and serves as the Chair, Audit Committee.

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