New CIO for Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children

May 18, 2015 in Medical Technology

The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada (also known as “SickKids”) has appointed Sarah Muttitt, MD, to the position of chief information officer and vice president of the information management and technology portfolio at the organization, effective July 2015.

The Hospital for Sick Children is affiliated with the University of Toronto and is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital, and the country’s largest center dedicated to improving children’s health.

Muttitt gained her medical training in paediatrics and neonatology at SickKids and served as a senior fellow in neonatology in the late 1980s. She went on to become a staff neonatologist and assistant professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Alberta (Canada) from 1989–1993.

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In addition to her clinical work, Muttitt led telehealth initiatives across Canada and served as vice president of innovation and adoption at Canada Health Infoway.  From 2007 – 2012, she was the CIO of the Ministry of Health in Singapore, responsible for the development and delivery of a national healthcare IT strategy. This included the implementation of Singapore’s National Electronic Health Record and supporting services such as enterprise architecture, standards, identity and security, and clinical informatics.

Muttitt returned to Canada in 2013 to join Alberta Health Services and lead the Provincial Clinical Information System program, which is currently underway. She was appointed chief medical information officer in October 2013, with responsibility for Health Information Management and Clinical Informatics. She currently serves as an “Innovator in Residence” at the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation.

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