As director of Pharmaceuticals and Health Workforce Information Services at CIHI, Michael Gaucher provides vision and strategic leadership while ensuring the production of relevant and timely reports and products in the areas of pharmaceuticals and health workforce. He is responsible for 12 databases, which includes planning, developing, maintaining and evaluating data standards, databases, reporting systems and analytical reports. Mr. Gaucher joined CIHI in 2007 and moved into his current senior management role in 2012.
Prior to joining CIHI, Mr. Gaucher worked for more than 20 years in hospital pharmacy, with the last 10 years as director of Pharmacy for the Saskatoon Health Region. He also worked for almost five years with the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) with its Health Technology Assessment and Common Drug Review programs. Mr. Gaucher holds an undergraduate degree in pharmacy and an MBA.