MEDITECH Customer Leader Receives Canadian CIO of the Year Award

Peter Bak, CIO of Humber River Hospital (Toronto, ON), is the recipient of the Information Technology Association of Canada’s (ITAC) 2016 Canadian CIO of the Year Award (public sector). 

Read MEDITECH’s press release and watch the video from ITAC on Bak’s accomplishments and vision for evolving the use of technology at Humber River Hospital. 

Honored at the Ingenious Awards gala, Bak was recognized for his work in leading the development of Humber’s new state-of-the-art facility—North America’s first fully digital hospital.

The event spotlighted the exceptional use of information and communications technology (ICT) by both private and public organizations across Canada.

Bak’s work and recent honor are also highlighted in the latest publication of IT World Canada, He discussed how Humber’s providers became quickly attached to their advanced technology tools as part of their everyday work. 

“What we found was certain key parts of the technology became almost instantly irreplaceable,” he says. “So, when we turned them off and were tuning things, frontline staff would get really upset. That’s fantastic because that’s telling you they are becoming dependent on that piece of technology, and it’s therefore adding value.”

This article has been updated since it first appeared on November 10, 2016.