Mari Teitelbaum, B.Sc.H MHA
Vice President of Provincial Programs and Chief Innovation Officer
Mari Teitelbaum is the Vice President of Provincial Programs and Chief Innovation Officer. Her unique background and her passion for applying technology to improve health care systems make her an asset to CHEO's team.
Mari started her career as an electrical engineer, where she recognized the value of technology to enable efficiency and effectiveness. After ten years in the high tech industry, she decided to go back to school and get her Masters of Health Administration at the University of Ottawa. As the daughter of a CHEO physician and a mother herself, she passionately believed that she could use her technology skills to help clinicians care for kids in this community.
Mari completed her MHA residency in CHEO’s Information Services/Information Technology department, building a five-year strategy for the hospital which included the path to an electronic health record. She then joined the team at BORN (Better Outcomes Registry & Network) as Manager of Health Informatics. Her skills and enthusiasm were quickly recognized, promoting her into the leadership team responsible for the delivering on the promise of BORN.
Mari spent five years as the Director of BORN Ontario, solidifying the organization and building a large and complex electronic database – learning all about how clinicians use technology and, more importantly, how they can use the information it provides to improve clinical care. She also worked to set the strategic direction of that organization, secured significant funding, and forged strong relationships with key government and clinical partners.