TORONTO, ON – June 3 2015 – Orion Health, a leader in population health management solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Folker, Senior Vice President of Orion Health Canada, as Chair of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Health Board. ITAC Health champions the development of a more efficient Canadian healthcare system, providing its members with the support, networking and access to unrivaled industry knowledge that will help establish the Canadian healthcare system as a model of excellence globally.
“On behalf of the board, I’d like to congratulate Gary on his new role as Chair of ITAC Health,” said Elaine Huesing, Executive Director, ITAC Health. “As a long-time member of ITAC Health, Gary’s passion, energy and vision have helped drive significant changes to healthcare policy. We are privileged to have him in this leadership role for the next three years.”
On the heels of Gary Folker’s appointment, Orion Health is also strengthening its internal leadership team with the promotions of Mark Boudreau to the role of Vice President of North American Strategy and Bill O’Connor, MD, as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO), in addition to his continued responsibilities as Vice President of Advisory Services.
“As the healthcare industry strives to ensure that the right tools are in place to effectively treat and ensure patient safety, we are building our team with the best expertise in healthcare that will deliver those solutions—and more," said Gary Folker, Senior Vice President, Orion Health. “With over 40 years of combined experience, Mark and Bill provide the necessary experienced and consultative approach to help our clients be more successful.”
Prior to joining Orion Health, Mr. Boudreau was a partner in Boudreau and Associates where he provided advisory and management services to a number of leading IT organizations and their clients, including professional services firms, value-added resellers, and software product organizations. He has over 25 years of experience in improving client service delivery processes. In his new role, Mr. Boudreau will support Orion Health regional businesses in the US and Canada. He will focus on the strategic development as it applies to both internal organizational needs as well as to specific client opportunities and pursuits.