DAVID PRICE

BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Bio

Dr. David Price is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, and has been Chief of Family Medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences since 2004. Most recently, Dr. Price was the Provincial Primary Care Lead and was the Chair of the Provincial Expert Advisory Panel on Primary Care. He has considerable interest and experience in primary care reform and healthcare policy development not only through his leadership roles at the University and Hospital, but also through his involvement with local, regional and provincial government bodies.

Locally, Dr. Price was also instrumental in helping to create the academic Family Health Team at McMaster University, an interprofessional team, currently serving over 37,000 patients in the Hamilton area.

Dr. Price is a co-investigator on TAPESTRY, a $6.5 million project funded by Health Canada, which combines volunteers and technology to improve the care provided to seniors by primary care teams. Since 2006, he has also been the administrative lead for OSCAR, an Electronic Medical Record. OSCAR was developed at McMaster and is now utilized across Canada by more than 2500 family physicians and is the fastest growing EMR in Ontario.