ImagineNation Lightbulb

Julian W

Toronto, ON – I had no idea what to expect when I started my position at SIMS at the University Health Network as a co-op student in 2008. I had no previous working experience in the public sector and wasn’t aware of what was happening in the healthcare industry. Five years later, I have a very positive outlook and perspective on the industry. I’m also extremely excited for the future of digital health for the province of Ontario. I’ve been very fortunate to participate in multiple projects and initiatives during my time at UHN. My work has ranged from helping community providers access Patient Results Online (PRO), to helping clinicians improve the use of their electronic Whiteboards and helping management at the hospital manage IT downtimes. One thing has remained constant throughout all of my work, satisfaction.  The satisfaction of helping people in my community by assisting clinicians to perform their jobs is extremely rewarding. I’ve worked other jobs in different industries and none come close to the level of satisfaction I have walking out of the hospital every day.  Public investment in digital health has helped shaped my young profession by providing me with an opportunity to pursue a satisfying career. I have an educational background in Information Technology (IT) and a desire to help people. Working at UHN and in the healthcare industry has motivated me to use my skills in a helpful manner to serve the public community and to improve their experience across the continuum of care.