Ian McIntosh has spent the majority of his career as a healthcare executive, primarily in the field of cystic fibrosis. He joined Cystic Fibrosis Canada shortly after the gene responsible for CF was discovered, and after progressing to the senior leadership role of Director, Healthcare, he completed his tenure following the development and launch of modulators for CF. In addition to his extensive work with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Registry, Ian managed the relationships with all CF clinics and lung transplant programs in Canada; various Healthcare and Nursing Advisory groups; and the national network of CF physicians, nurses and multidisciplinary care providers. Ian is most proud of his work leading the Accreditation Site Visit program, which ensured standardized CF care across the country. Documenting clinical activity and providing recommendations for change, the program grew to represent a catalyst for improvements in clinical care for Canadian CF patients and families. To support this work, Ian researched and authored the first-ever ‘Health Human Resources Guidelines’ – published in the Canadian Respiratory Journal, these Guidelines provide staffing standards by discipline, and describe all roles involved in CF clinical care. Ian also led a national, multi-year Quality Improvement program, and has worked with several teams across Canada and the U.S. to ensure optimal outcomes, for both those providing and receiving care. Currently, Ian coaches the CF Clinical Research Team as part of the Kansas University Medical Center Improvement in Research and Clinical Studies Program.
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