Brian Shorter

Principal, Brian Shorter & Associates

Brian Shorter is a seasoned information technology professional with a career spanning some fifty years in the IT/IM sector, of which the latter half have been as Chief Information Executive in large-scale health service delivery organizations. He has a successful track record in leading large, complex, multi-organization health informatics projects including three very large scale Clinical Information System implementations, gaining wide recognition as an authority on the Electronic Health Record, and as a subject matter expert on e-Health implementation. Mr. Shorter has proven success in health related strategic systems planning, IM/IT departmental leadership and organizational development. His breadth of experience in meeting complex business solution needs includes health informatics; decision support; strategy development for both acute and community based care; social services; stakeholder consultation and project management. He has had in-depth experience working with health care providers and the medical profession to develop joint frameworks for planning and deployment of information technology solutions both in institutional and in primary care settings. Mr. Shorter has an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Victoria School of Health Information Science where he is an active lecturer. He has served as the President of COACH from 1992 – 1994 and was a Vice President of the International Medical Informatics Association 1997.