Tim Murphy, Vice-President of Health at Alberta Innovates, is being recognized as Executive of the Year by Digital Health Canada. This recognition highlights Tim's exceptional leadership and significant contributions to advance the digital health ecosystem in Alberta and Canada, addressing challenges within the health system and improving patient outcomes.

This award recognizes Tim's exceptional vision and strategic thinking, driving the adoption of digital health in Alberta and across Canada. By combining innovation and strategic partnerships, Tim has paved the way for transformative change, resulting in improved patient care and enhanced health system performance.

He has spearheaded numerous groundbreaking projects putting patients at the centre of their own care, increasing health system efficiency and empowering healthcare providers and patients alike with cutting-edge technologies. while also giving health innovators a competitive advantage.

"Tim has been instrumental in transforming and advancing the organization's health innovation portfolio to embrace the digital future," says Alberta Innovates CEO, Laura Kilcrease. "Tim's leadership has led to the creation of digital health projects, programs and partnerships that are catalyzing the transformation of Alberta's health system through the power of digital health."

Tim's strategic vision is one of his superpowers. He identifies and supports priority projects with long-term benefit for Alberta. He was instrumental in supporting the pivot of the organization's health investment portfolio to embrace digital health. One example is the Partnership for Health Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) program, which recently realigned to focus exclusively on digital health.

Another notable achievement is Tim's role on Modernizing Alberta's Primary Care system (MAPS) committee.  In this forum, he was able to advocate for the acceleration of actions that make the e-health environment more functional and robust, including improved integration and data sharing, and continuing investment in digital health.

Tim recognizes the importance of digital health as a catalyst for change in the health care system and as an economic driver with tremendous potential to spark a whole new industry in Alberta. His accomplishments serve to inspire the entire health ecosystem, highlighting the immense potential of digital health, improving patient outcomes, and revolutionizing the delivery of care.