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Mohawk College’s MEDIC welcomes seven members of its advisory board

Board members made up of leading experts for the digital health and innovation community

Mohawk College’s mHealth & eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC) announces the appointment of seven members to its advisory board.

MEDIC at IDEAWORKS, is a federally-funded Technology Access Centre (TAC) in Digital Health, globally recognized for its expertise in accelerating the development of interoperable and secure healthcare IT solutions. As a TAC, MEDIC provides Canadian businesses with applied research and development services to create new digital health products and to integrate digital health technologies to facilitate the interchange of health data.

The new board members, each serving a three-year term, will provide MEDIC with expert guidance on the Canadian digital health landscape, evaluate progress, and oversee annual reports to the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), which funds 60 Canadian TACs.

“I am pleased to welcome our new members to the Advisory Board and look forward to leveraging their expertise to support MEDIC in developing and innovating interoperable and secure healthcare IT solutions,” says Doug Ward, General Manager of MEDIC. “In the dynamic and very broad digital health technology landscape, it is good to know that I have access to the level of support these health tech professionals bring.”

The new members of the advisory board are:

Asmaa Al-Hashimi, Business Development Consultant, City of Hamilton

A key member of the City of Hamilton’s Economic Development Division-Business Investment and Sector Development team, Ms. Al-Hashimi is responsible for business development, retention and expansion, focusing on Life Sciences, ICT and Digital Media sectors in the City of Hamilton.


David Carter, Executive Director, Innovation Factory

As the head of a Hamilton-based organization that helps Ontario businesses launch, scale and succeed in tech innovation, Mr. Carter ensures that the City of Hamilton builds a healthy ecosystem of innovative technology and advanced manufacturing companies and start-ups.


Mark Casselman, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Health Canada

As the CEO at Digital Health Canada, a member-supported association for digital health professionals, Mr. Casselman leverages his experience working with executives and clinical leaders in the Canadian Health Ecosystem to advocate and help grow the Canadian digital health industry.


Niraj Dalmia, Partner, Deloitte Canada

A partner at Deloitte Canada, Mr. Dalmia is the Data Modernization and Analytics Market Offering Leader for Omnia AI, Deloitte Canada’s Artificial Intelligence Practice, where his primary focus is the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry.


Elaine Huesing, Executive Director, Health at TECHNATION

As part of the founding team of TECHNATION’s Health Division, Ms. Huesing helps members navigate the ICT challenges and opportunities of the health sector, drawing on her experience as a founder of the Alberta Network for Health Information exchange (ANHIX) and as the editor and publisher of Healthcare Information Management & Communications Canada, the official journal of Digital Health Canada.


Gail Martin, CEO and Strategic Partnerships Director at McMaster HealthLabs (MHL)

With past experience in the academic, non-profit, government and private sectors, and now working for the newly established non-profit MHL, Dr. Martin leads the development of research initiatives and solutions that help curb the human, economic and social costs of COVID-19.


Brian VanOosten, Director of Customer Success, Smile CDR Inc.

At Smile CDR, a quickly-growing healthcare data platform provider, Mr. vanOosten leads the Customer Success practice, ensuring that Smile's large enterprise customers around the world meet their business and technical objectives. In addition to his work at Smile, he teaches at Mohawk College and is adjunct lecturer in digital health at University of Toronto.


In addition to the above advisory board members, Marion Voegtlin, Senior Program Officer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), will be serving as NSERC’s representative to the board.

For more information about MEDIC, visit www.mohawkcollege.ca/MEDIC.