Caring for a sick patient in a hospital is a long, delicate process. Physicians need to be informed of a patient’s status such that they can make decisions about their care and provide steps to recovery. The Ottawa Hospital realized that this lifecycle needed to be less cumbersome and more focused on the patient. Introducing mobility to the hospital in targeted sectors was a way to provide patient care with more efficiency and quality. But a few tablets didn’t solve all their problems. What was their journey in leveraging mobility to deliver the next level of patient care, and what lessons can they provide to other hospitals looking to make mobility a priority?
Valerie Gamache-O. Leary, CIO, The Ottawa Hospital
Valérie Gamache-O’Leary is an Information Systems Executive with a proven track record in the delivery of Healthcare Information Technology Solutions. Val is CIO at The Ottawa Hospital which is one of the largest Academic, Teaching He... More View all posts
Valérie Gamache-O’Leary is an Information Systems Executive with a proven track record in the delivery of Healthcare Information Technology Solutions. Val is CIO at The Ottawa Hospital which is one of the largest Academic, Teaching Health Care Institutions in Canada with 3 Campuses and 15,000 employees. Her responsibilities include Information Systems Solution Delivery, Information Technology, Strategic Planning, and Portfolio and Program Management. Prior to her current role, Val served as Sr. Director and Deputy CIO since 2009, and as Director Information Systems since 1998. Val also has more than 10 years experience leading large, complex Regional and Provincial Healthcare IT projects. Val completed her Bachelor of Arts in History at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and her Master of Business Administration at the University of Ottawa. Less View all posts
Dale Potter, SVP Strategy and Transformation, The Ottawa Hospital
Dale Cameron Potter is a proven leader and executive in the delivery of Information Technology solutions. Dale is sensitive to the needs and constraints of the business he is serving and is able to maximize value delivery through Informati... More View all posts
Dale Cameron Potter is a proven leader and executive in the delivery of Information Technology solutions. Dale is sensitive to the needs and constraints of the business he is serving and is able to maximize value delivery through Information Technology Strategies linked to the business objectives. Dale is currently Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Transformation at The Ottawa Hospital, which is one of the largest academic health science centers in Canada. Dale joined The Ottawa Hospital in 2008 as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice-President. Prior to this, Dale spent more than 8 years in Senior Executive Information Technology leadership roles for global, world-class manufacturing corporations, as the CIO of Alcan Engineered Products, based in Paris, France, and CIO of Bombardier Transportation, based in Berlin, Germany. In the first 10 years of Dale’s professional career, he gained international experience as a Solution Architect in top tier consulting organizations, developing solutions and strategies for many large global corporations. Dale can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org . Less View all posts