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The Dr. Barry Zimmerman Memorial Award

December 2009. The second Dr. Barry Zimmerman Memorial Award was handed out at an annual Focus Group meeting of eCHN physician users. The Award honours the memory of one of the pioneers of the electronic Child Health Network, an enthusiast for the cause of electronic medical records, and a noted and gracious mentor to the organization - Dr. Barry Zimmerman. The Award was presented to paediatrician Mark Feldman who has long been a passionate advocate of eCHN and the important role it plays in the health care of children. Dr. Feldman practises at SickKids and St. Joseph's Health Centre, where he is the former Chief of Paediatrics. He is also Section Head of Community Paediatrics and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and Chair of the Canadian Paediatric Society's Community Paediatric Committee.


The first Barry Zimmerman Memorial Award was handed out in December 2008 to Dr. Alan Hudak, another avid supporter and mentor of the network. Dr. Hudak runs a wide-ranging paediatric practice at Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, one of eCHN's pilot sites and is a former Chief of Paediatrics. He has been active in both the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), having served on their boards and advisory councils. He also runs outreach clinics in several northern Ontario hospitals. Dr. Hudak is one of the earliest users of eCHN and has worked tirelessly to support and promote the network.

Photo above left: eCHN Senior Managers engaged in their weekly review.

Photo above right: Members of MED team with eCHN Founding CEO pay tribute to standardization guru, Dr. Gilbert Hill (second from right).