November 13, 2018 2 min read
Brightsquid is fortunate to have many talented and passionate people serving on our Board of Directors. Each board member offers unique perspectives, necessary skill sets and invaluable expertise. Our board is committed to ensuring Brightsquid is successful in delivering communication services that represent an important shift in how healthcare professionals communicate in 2018 and beyond. This past July at our Annual General Meeting, our shareholders elected a new, highly respected board member. Today, we are pleased to introduce to you Dr. Ewan Affleck. A graduate of the McGill School of Medicine, and Dalhousie University where he studied history, Ewan Affleck has worked and lived in northern Canada since 1992. He is currently serving as the Senior Medical Advisor – Health Informatics, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta. He is the past Chief Medical Information Officer of the Northwest Territories, Medical Director of the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority, and Clinical Director of Family Medicine at Stanton Territorial Hospital. A digital health information architect, he pioneered the implementation of an enterprise electronic medical record system in the Northwest Territories that is unprecedented in Canada in its level of integration. He is passionate about developing sustainable health services for northern communities. He serves on a few boards in both the public and private sector, is a faculty member of the University of Calgary, and teaches and maintains an active clinical practice. In 2013, he was appointed to the Order of Canada - a Canadian national order and the second highest honour for merit in the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada - for his work in electronic medical records “Brightsquid is impressive in its effort to promote patient-centered information architecture, a design that will accrue benefit to all; health professionals, government and most importantly the average Canadian,” explains Dr. Ewan Affleck. As a digital health information systems expert, we are honoured to welcome Dr. Ewan to our Board of Directors. His efforts and contributions will undoubtedly excel our team’s efforts in advancing healthcare communication services. We look forward to our work together in the coming years.
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