Tag Archives: Ontario

What are LHIN boards discussing?

Earlier this year I discovered that many LHINs are publishing information related to board meetings.  For example, check out http://www.southwestlhin.on.ca/Page.aspx?id=280 and http://www.southeastlhin.on.ca/boardmeeting.aspx?id=280.

Interestingly, these two LHINs offer vastly different levels of detail regarding board discussions. The South East LHIN, for example, publishes documents related to the business arising at each board meeting in addition to detailed board minutes.  As an example, minutes from the Finance Committee are included.  Minutes from the Jan 11th Finance Committee  meeting indicated that the LHIN received a a 2% increase ($92,000) for the 2009/2010. The South West LHIN, on the other hand, only provides a summary of board discussions.

I encourage people to check out the Board of Directors section of their local LHIN website.  A list of all LHIN web sites can be found at http://www.lhins.on.ca

Mike

Hail to the (eHealth Ontario) Chief?

According to the eHealth Ontario website:

http://www.ehealthontario.on.ca/News/RobertDevitt.asp

Robert Devitt, President and CEO at Toronto East General Hospital, has been appointed as the Interim CEO.  His term will end 31 December 2009 by which time the board is expected to appoint a permanent CEO.  Mr. Devitt was once appointed as supervisor at the Scarborough Hospital and appears to be playing a similar role at eHealth Ontario.

The composition of the rest of the senior leadership team is unclear.   For the past few weeks the Senior Leadership page on the eHealth Ontario web site has had an “under construction” notice. Sometime in the past few days this entire page has disappeared.  I have heard that a COO and several VPs have been seconded from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care but I have not yet seen any names.  Can anyone shed some light on the eHealth Ontario organization structure?

Mike

P.S. Mark is on vacation for the next two weeks and won’t likely be posting.  Anyone care to step up and offer some opinions and comments in Mark’s place?