eHealth Ontario has issued an RFP for the “services of an Executive Search firm … in order to conduct an executive recruitment search for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for eHealth Ontario”. This RFP closes tomorrow, September 15th. According to the RFP:
The Chief Executive Officer will lead eHealth Ontario in its strategic mandate to deliver a comprehensive, patient focused secure and private electronic system that will improve the way patients receive care. The organization is expected to play a leading role in the greater context of the health care system in Ontario to harness information technology and innovation to improve patient care and safety in support of the government’s health care strategy.
Key attributes of the new CEO include, according to the RFP:
This position demands a leader who is knowledgeable in leading large, complex IT systems and has a proven track record in both public and private sectors. The President and CEO will have demonstrated experience in leading large organizations and leveraging the potential of its people and resources. He/she will have a strong relationship and partner engagement focus and will have experience in designing collaborative engagement frameworks with the clinician and related health care communities. The CEO will have a bias for action, and decision making while at the same time ensuring value for money for the province. A determined focus on accountability and delivering projects on time and on budget will be the hallmark of the experience of the successful candidate.
What are your thoughts regarding the ideal candidate for the CEO’s position? Are there elements of the core skills and experience missing from the eHealth Ontario RFP? Also, do you have any thoughts in mind regarding an appropriate candidate for this job?