Brent Diverty is the vice president of the Programs Division at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). In this role, Mr. Diverty oversees CIHI’s extensive data holdings, which span the continuum of health care services and contain related financial, pharmaceutical and workforce data. Mr. Diverty also has executive responsibility for CIHI’s strategic data initiatives, including work and partnerships to advance new data acquisitions, linkages, and access and health system use of data. He has expertise in health system measurement, health data and information resources.
Mr. Diverty is an active member of a number of pan-Canadian and international advisory committees on health information including the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Network (DSEN) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In addition, he is a frequent speaker at major national health information conferences including the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research, eHealth, National Health Leadership, Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres, and interRAI.
Prior to rejoining CIHI in 2013, Mr. Diverty spent 2 years as a member of the executive team at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in Canberra. While there, he provided strategic leadership to the organization on a diverse portfolio of health and welfare information programs.
Through a 20+ year career that has included roles at CIHI, Statistics Canada and in management consulting, Mr. Diverty has worked on both the supply and demand of data and information. He holds an MA in economics from McMaster University, with a specialization in health.