Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses
OntarioMD’s first virtual conference will open up with two special keynote addresses featuring Dr. Jane Philpott, Special Advisor to the Ontario Government on the new Ontario Health Data Platform who will speak to the Ontario Health Data Platform and the value it will brings dealing with Covid-19 and beyond. The second keynote will feature, Mr. Matt Anderson, the President and CEO of Ontario Health who will speak to the new work of Ontario Health during Covid-19 and beyond.
Dr. Jane Philpott is delighted to be the new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University and the CEO of SEAMO. She is a medical doctor and former Member of Parliament. Prior to politics, Jane was a family doctor for 30 years and spent the first decade of her career in Niger, West Africa. She was Chief of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. From 2015 to 2019 she served as federal Minister of Health, Minister of Indigenous Services, President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government. She has recently been appointed as the Ministers’ Special Advisor for the Ontario Health Data Platform.
Matthew Anderson is an experienced health care leader, team-builder and advocate for positive change. He is widely respected across Ontario’s health care system for his intense focus on the needs and experiences of patients and caregivers. Before joining Ontario Health, Matthew was President and CEO of Lakeridge Health, one of the largest community hospital systems in the province. He lead the operation of five hospitals with four emergency departments and more than 5,000 physicians and staff, working with community partners to build a regional system of care for families in the Durham Region.
At Ontario Health, Matthew is leading one of the largest mergers in healthcare history bringing together 20 agencies and over 12,000 staff.
Matthew began his career in data analytics and IT and has risen quickly through the ranks. He became Chief Information Officer of University Health Network (UHN) in 1998, and a Vice President at UHN in 2000. In 2008, he was named CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network and in 2010, became CEO of William Osler Health System.
Matthew Anderson is married with three children and numerous pets.