Shiran Isaacksz

MHSc (University of Toronto)
BSc Honours (University of Waterloo)
BA Honours (University of Waterloo)

Professional Interests

Shiran is the Senior Director of the Regional Provincial Portfolio for Shared Information Management Services (SIMS) – one of the largest public sector health information management technology service delivery organizations in Canada – at the University Health Network (UHN). With more than 16 years of healthcare experience, Shiran’s expertise lies in leading complex and large-scale transformational projects and overseeing established regional programs and IM/IT Teams for the community sector.

Through these experiences Shiran possesses a comprehensive view of the complex health care system with a focus on improving patient care and patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. Shiran finds great satisfaction in tackling challenging and previously unsolvable industry issues. His collaborative approach also extends to development of unique industry partnerships, beyond the typical client-vendor role. In doing so, he assembles strong, inter-disciplinary teams with a broad range of skills, and applies a holistic approach to problem solving that results in new products and programs to support care delivery and patient experience.

Professional Interests

Shiran chose a career in healthcare as he felt an innate drive for working in a sector that aligns with his values and enables him to give back to the community at large. “With every decision made, we ask how we are improving the patient experience, and improving care outcomes”. Shiran believes that the patient voice must guide all healthcare activities, whether it be at the policy level in his role as a Board Member with COACH(Canada’s Health Informatics Association) or when planning and implementing projects.