Program Facilitators

The two-day session will be facilitated by Dr. Norm Archer and Dr. Peter Bak

Dr. Norm Archer 
Dr. Norm Archer is Professor Emeritus at the DeGroote School of Business, where he continues to teach as the Program Coordinator for the Masters of Science in eHealth Program. He has served as a consultant in a number of class action law suits involving identity theft and data breaches. Dr. Archer carries out research on electronic health applications and systems; electronic business; identity theft; and change management in eGovernment. Dr. Archer has published in a number of journals and consulted on issues related to computer system and software selection, and project management.

Dr. Archer holds a PhD in Physics from McMaster University. He has taught previously in Executive Education programs, including a recent eHealth program delivered for an audience in Nigeria using a combination of online and face-to-face learning modes.

Dr. Peter Bak
Dr. Peter Bak is the Chief Information Officer at Humber River Hospital and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. In his capacity as CIO, Dr. Bak led the design and implementation of the hospital’s digital transformation. Dr. Bak has over 25 years of software engineering, systems design and healthcare IT implementation. He has published in various journals and is recognized as a global leader in image enabling Electronic Health Records and healthcare digital transformation. Dr. Bak was awarded the Canadian Public Sector CIO of the year for 2016.

Dr. Bak holds a PhD in Applied Engineering from Imperial College, London. He has taught previously in MSc. programs, including a Technology in Healthcare core course.

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