Health Care Tech Leader Joins CATA Mobile Health Advisory Board: Tyson Roffey, CIO & CPO, CHEO
November 29, 2013

"CATA’s Mobile Health Advisory Board brings together stakeholders who strongly believe that the greater adoption of mobile technology would significantly enhance the quality of health care services delivered to Canadian citizens as well as drive cost efficiencies throughout the healthcare system."

Ottawa, ON, November 28, 2013…CATAAlliance announced today the addition of Tyson Roffey, CIO & CPO, CHEO (see bio, below) to its Mobile Health Advisory Board.

CATA CEO, John Reid said, "We are delighted to have an executive of the stature of Mr. Roffey  join our competitive Innovation Nation team and look forward to his leadership in helping advance our thought leadership research and advocacy in key areas of health care technology and privacy."

Tyson Roffey, CIO and CPO 

Tyson Roffey is a leader in technology and privacy issues in health care. For the past 20 years, he has built his experience in both the public and private sectors. His diverse background covers everything from developing hardware and software, to the development of new lines of business, to implementing electronic health records systems. 

Tyson serves as both the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) at CHEO – supporting all health care providers so that they are able to access the information they need, when and where they need it, in a safe and secure manor. 

As the Chief Information Officer, Tyson ensures the alignment of technology services and programs so that the needs of the patient, the community, the hospital, and physicians are met in efficient and innovative ways. The implementation of the Epic integrated Electronic Health Record, the delivery of Telemedicine programs and the modernization of the Pharmacy and the Laboratory, as well as the Digital Imaging process, are all examples of areas that Tyson oversees. 

Tyson is also the Chief Privacy Officer at CHEO and a Certified International Privacy Professional (CIPP/IT). He is responsible for ensuring that the Hospital is compliant with all government standards and Hospital policies as they relate to Privacy and Freedom of Information legislations. 

Prior to joining CHEO, Tyson was the General Manager and Director of Business and Innovation at Bell Canada. There, he led a team that successfully implemented many provincial and federal projects ranging from National Video conferencing to individual cashless payment systems. Previously, at Mitel, his ability to establish an effective, multidisciplinary team allowed for the successful building of an OEM delivery model that significantly grew the company’s market share. 

Tyson is a Program Instructor at the Schulich School of Business at York University. His module “IT in Healthcare” provides future healthcare leaders with the knowledge necessary to excel in the field. He has published extensively in the areas of de-identification/re-identification of patients in electronic records and IT planning in healthcare and is regularly called upon to speak to the issues in Canada and the United States. 

 In the community, Tyson is recognized for his commitment to youth – serving as both a coach and trainer in Minor Hockey, and also sitting on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House. 

++ Call to Action: If you have an interest in engaging with us to help advance Canada’s health care agenda, then please contact David Farnes, Lead Health Care Spokesperson at dfarnes@cata.ca