New CEO named for the Centre for Health Information

Health and Community Services Minister Tom Osborne and Bill Fanning, board chair, Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information, named Michael Barron as the new chief executive officer for the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information.

“Government is committed to investing in communications and information technology as a way to improve and enhance the delivery of health care by building a system where primary health care professionals can communicate and access information quickly and easily,” said Minister Osborne.

“The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information continues to play a critical role in the implementation of key projects, including the Pharmacy Network and the electronic health record. These projects will result in enhanced quality of care and improved patient safety for the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. I congratulate Michael Barron on his appointment and I am sure he will continue to uphold the centre’s high standard for excellence.”

Mr. Barron will assume his new responsibilities effective immediately. A native Newfoundlander, Mr. Barron holds a bachelor of commerce as well as a master of business administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Mr. Barron has 23 years experience in health information management, the last six years as the director, Health Information Network at the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information, and previously as director of information systems for the General Hospital Corporation in St. John’s.

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