Lo­cal Res­i­dent Leads Cana­dian Team To Global Award In Project Man­age­ment

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion, Ca­role Mooney Ayer's Cliff

Each year, the Project Man­age­ment In­sti­tute (PMI), the world’s largest as­so­ci­a­tion for project man­agers with over 700,000 mem­bers in nearly ev­ery coun­try across the globe, se­lects one team as re­cip­i­ent of the world­wide PMO of the Year Award. The hon­our rec­og­nizes PMOs (project/pro­gram/ port­fo­lio man­age­ment of­fices) that have had a pos­i­tive and clear im­pact on an or­ga­ni­za­tion’s strate­gic goals and busi­ness re­sults. On Novem­ber 11, PMI an­nounced it had named Canada Health In­foway’s (In­foway) Port­fo­lio Man­age­ment Of­fice (PMO) as the win­ner of the 2013 PMO of the Year Award. The In­foway PMO is one of the ac­count­abil­i­ties of Jane Holden, an In­foway Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor and a Hat­ley res­i­dent. Jane is also a mem­ber of the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee for the planned Cen­tre de santé de la val­lée Mas­saw­ippi, to be lo­cated in Ayer’s Cliff and serv­ing the en­tire Lake Mas­saw­ippi re­gion.

In­foway helps to im­prove the health of Cana­di­ans by work­ing with part­ners to ac­cel­er­ate the de­vel­op­ment, adop­tion and ef­fec­tive use of dig­i­tal health across Canada. Through their in­vest­ments, In­foway helps de­liver bet­ter qual­ity and ac­cess to care and more ef­fi­cient de­liv­ery of health ser­vices for pa­tients and clin­i­cians. To de­liver on this prom­ise, In­foway in­vests in projects that are man­aged and im­ple­mented with its part­ners – pro­vin­cial/ter­ri­to­rial Min­istries of Health and other pub­lic sec­tor en­ti­ties such as hos­pi­tals and health re­gions. As the stew­ard of $2.1 bil­lion of pub­lic funds, In­foway must be trans­par­ent and ac­count­able for th­ese in­vest­ments.

Richard Alvarez, In­foway’s Pres­i­dent and CEO, said, ““In­foway uses a phased and gated fund­ing model, which al­lows for the re­lease of fund­ing only when pre-set mile­stones are met. Our PMO is cen­tral to en­sur­ing trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity re­mains at the fore­front of ev­ery project we in­vest in.”

Jane Holden and her PMO Di­rec­tor ac­cepted the award on be­half of their team at PMI’s PMO Sym­po­sium in San Diego, Cal­i­for­nia. She stated, “Our team is proud that In­foway, an or­ga­ni­za­tion of fewer than 200 em­ploy­ees, has joined the ranks of past win­ners and global gi­ants such as IBM, Dell and Ver­i­zon Wire­less.”

In­foway’s com­mit­ment to bet­ter health care is re­flected in Jane’s vol­un­teer ser­vice as Trea­surer of the Cen­tre de santé de la val­lée Mas­saw­ippi. Carol Mooney, Pres­i­dent of the Cen­tre, said, “This is an in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment. A gold for Canada in a brand new field. Wor­thy of fire­works over the Mas­saw­ippi Val­ley! The Cen­tre de santé is so priv­i­leged to have Jane be­lieve in our cause and vol­un­teer her time to work for its suc­cess. Jane has been in­stru­men­tal in shap­ing our project and teach­ing us all how to be good man­agers.”

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Jane Holden is an In­foway Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor and a Hat­ley res­i­dent.

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