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President, CEO Canadian Institute for Heath Information (CIHI), and Adjunct professor in the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, Ontario

As CIHI’s President and CEO, David O’Toole leads the organization in identifying the health information priorities for Canada’s health care systems, in collaboration with federal, provincial and territorial governments. This includes providing these jurisdictions with integrated health information that contributes to the improvement of population health outcomes and health system performance.

Prior to joining CIHI, Mr. O’Toole spent 20 years in the Ontario public service where he was appointed Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, Deputy Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and Assistant Deputy Minister in the Cabinet Office.

He began his career in health care, working in both the public and private sectors in Canada and the United States. Mr. O’Toole has served on the Ontario Public Service Commission and on the Executive Development Committee of the Ontario Public Service. He is a graduate of Queen’s University, and the Executive Program of the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Mr. O’Toole is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC); and is a member of the Board of Directors of SCAN Health, a Canadian centre of excellence identifying and promoting best practices in health care supply chains. He is also an adjunct professor in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University.


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    Adjunct professor, Queen's University, School of Policy Studies