Kira Leeb joined CIHI in 2000. She held the positions of manager of Health Reports and manager of Health Services Research prior to taking a 22-month secondment at the Health Council of Canada (HCC), where she was manager for health systems monitoring.
Returning to CIHI as director of Health System Performance, Ms. Leeb directs the Health Indicators portfolio, which includes developing the Your Health System suite of web tools. These tools are designed to provide the public, providers and system managers with a comprehensive but manageable suite of indicators that measure important aspects of health system performance.
Over the past few years, Ms. Leeb, in partnership with representatives from across the country, has also led the development of a pan-Canadian acute care patient experience survey that is currently being implemented in several provinces. The hope is that patient experiences will soon become routinely reported as another important aspect of health system performance.