The ITAC Volunteer of the Year in 2012 is… Dave Wattling
June 22, 2012
Volunteer of the Year is actually a misnomer for the Dave Wattling. He might more appropriately qualify as Volunteer of the Past Eight Years – his dedication has been so fierce and so longstanding. Dave Wattling became known to ITAC in 2004 as ITAC engaged what was then called CHITTA in discussions to merge their operations. Dave was the chair of CHITTA at the time and his vision of a robust and influential IT Health community within the larger ITAC organization has led to what we know and prize as ITAC Health today. Once the merger was completed, Dave continued to lead ITAC Health and served as a strong advocate for health matters on the National Board until last year. He also continued to serve on the ITAC Board until his term ended earlier this year and has been an active voice on the ITAC Health’s Advocacy Committee, the Kingbridge Forum Steering Committee and on the working group to develop ITAC Health’s strategic plan.
All of this activity took place while Dave was building his company, the Courtyard Group, into one of the leading players in Health IT in Canada. In 2011, TELUS acquired Courtyard and Dave continues to lend his expertise to the task of enriching TELUS’ enviable brand in the health sector.
So congratulations Dave!
About Dave Wattling:
Mr. Wattling is a senior information technology consultant and accomplished entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. In addition to providing strategic, practical advice and quality assurance for client engagements, Dave brings his general leadership and business development skills to guide the Transformation Services team. This team provides the talent and services necessary for healthcare organizations to realize the maximum value from their investment in advanced information systems.
Before joining TELUS as Vice-President, Transformation Services-TELUS Health Solutions , Dave was Managing Partner and co-founder of a niche healthcare management consultancy of some 200 professionals operating across Canada and in the US and UK. In this role he was responsible for corporate management, business development and oversight of the US, UK and Western Canadian operations. Prior to that, Dave spent 20 years building a number of successful businesses with healthcare as the primary focus. His background is truly multi-faceted – software and service, large and small business, North American and European venues.
Dave is an award-winning management consultant with significant healthcare expertise. He is the Founding Chair of ITAC-Health, Canada’s trade association for healthcare IT firms, and he is the Associate Editor of Healthcare Information Management & Communications Canada. Dave holds the Certified Management Consultant, Information Systems Professional and ICD Certified Director designations.