Brian Forster is CEO of OntarioMD. OntarioMD is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ontario Medical Association. It was established to manage the Physician IT Program established by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association. OntarioMD is currently delivering eHealth Ontario’s Physician eHealth Program, which is targeting to have 11,000 community physicians using an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) by 2014.
Over the past seven years Mr. Forster has guided OntarioMD’s strategy to engage and support 8,700 physicians to adopt and use EMRs, and 11,000 physicians to use the OntarioMD Physician Portal (ontariomd.ca), which provides clinical tools and information.
During his career Mr. Forster has also worked in the financial services sector in strategic business planning, organizational and cost analysis, and information technology planning. He has been responsible for strategic information technology planning at a major Canadian bank, has managed systems development and support at two major Canadian financial institutions.