In Toronto, a CIO and His Colleagues Look to Leading-Edge Technology and Interoperability

At the 650-bed Humber River Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, CIO Peter Bak has been leading an initiative that has already shown important results in terms of leveraging a variety of technologies in order to enhance clinician and staff effectiveness and improve patient outcomes. The building of a new replacement facility that consolidated what had been three separate campuses with aging legacy facilities, led to both opportunities and challenges, in terms of how the healthcare professionals at Humber River might move forward in the context of overall digital transformation. After a vendor selection process, Bak and his colleagues ended up choosing to partner with the Toronto-based vendor ThoughtWire, in order to build the kind of “app-oriented platform” that Bak was looking for in order to maximize the efficiency of physical resources and to optimize the efficiency of the physical activity of clinical and non-clinical staff in the new facility.

Bak spoke recently with Healthcare Informatics Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland regarding Humber River Hospital’s experience so far on this digital transformation journey.

Read the full interview at

Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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