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Michael Savage

Ontario MD

Michael Savage is a Business Analyst – EMR Validation with OntarioMD’s EMR Certification Team, and an active member of Canada Health Infoway’s FHIR Implementations Working Group.Holding an honours degree in Ancient History, Michael was accepted to the University of Toronto’s Masters in Health Informatics program in 2015 with limited industry experience but a firm belief that stories and narratives are one of the most powerful lenses through which problems and solutions in the health care system can be discovered and addressed.Just as no story can be told through a single chapter, so too is it impossible to consider a patient’s quality of care and life through a single episode of care, or a single stage of their journey. The value of data interoperability championed by groups such as OntarioMD’s EMR Certification Program and the FHIR Implementations Working Group aligns strongly to Michael’s commitments in digital health.Michael’s future focus includes bringing the values and practices of patient, family, and caregiver partnership programs into digital health technology companies, in order to grow the voice and presence of health care’s most important stakeholders in these innovation-driven organizations.