Dr. Brendan Byrne

Chief Innovation Officer
TELUS Health


With his strong vision for how information, communications and technology (ICT) can transform healthcare for Canadians, Brendan is leading our focus on continued digital innovation and the evolution of our health solutions from our current applications to an open platform of products and services.

A self-described technophile, Brendan is passionate about the role mobile and digital technology can play in improving healthcare outcomes in Canada.

Prior to joining TELUS Health, Brendan founded Wolf Medical Systems, which at the time was the largest cloud-based electronic medical record (EMR) provider in Canada. He directed the evolution of Wolf from its inception in 1998 to becoming one of the fastest growing EMR companies in Canada, prior to its acquisition by TELUS Health in 2012.

Deeply committed to healthcare, he has more than 20 years of experience in family practice, including seven years as the Director of the Columbia Medical Clinic in New Westminster, British Columbia.

Brendan has a degree in Neurobiology from Yale University and is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine.

Recognized throughout North America as a leading physician and computing expert, he speaks frequently at medical and computing conferences about the importance of leveraging data at the point of care.