Daniela Crivianu-Gaita

The Hospital for Sick Children

Daniela Crivianu-Gaita was appointed Vice President (of Information Management and Technology) and Chief Information Officer at The Hospital for Sick Children in 2009.

In 1998 she joined SickKids as a systems analyst and successfully led one of the first worldwide implementations of an enterprise-wide Picture Archiving and Communication System. She then went on to become a team leader and a project manager, successfully leading deployments of clinical and business information systems. Daniela also led the development of standards and guidelines for change and risk management regarding health I.T. solutions, and was a key contributor to the development of the IS strategic plan and the associated capital plans.

In 2005, Daniela became Director of Information Services, leading the provision, implementation and on-going maintenance of information technology at the hospital. She did a detailed review of the Information Services department, followed up by implementation of new structures and processes to improve efficiency and quality of services.

As Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Daniela leads the selection and implementation of innovative technologies (from medical equipment to information systems) in support of the SickKids strategic directions. As well, she ensures participation in regional, provincial and national e-health initiatives, and leads the development and implementation of technologies, policies and procedures to support privacy legislation. She oversees the evolution of medical and information technology, as well as information management services. Daniela has standardized the technology project management processes and implemented project management and portfolio management tools in support of these processes.

Daniela is involved in a number of regional, provincial and national initiatives and committees, and has built successful partnerships with other healthcare organizations as well as universities and colleges. She is heavily involved in initiatives related to building the next generation of information technology and health informatics professionals, as well as the next generation of leaders.