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This year’s Pierre Laurin Research Award goes to Guy Paré, Full Professor in the Department of Information Technologies at HEC Montréal, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow, to salute his outstanding scientific career and his contribution to the School’s renown.
Holder of a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Florida International University, Professor at HEC Montréal since 1994, Guy Paré is an expert in IT applications in the healthcare sector and has been focusing on this crucial field for over 25 years.
The remarkable quality of his research work has made him one of the leading researchers in the country in this field, and one of the most influential on the international scene. It also led to his being named to the Canada Research Chair in Information Technology in Health Care in 2004, an appointment that was renewed in 2009.
Holder of the Research Chair in Digital Health since 2014, he was appointed Editor of the Journal of the Association for Information Systems in 2018 and, one year later, Program Director of HEC Montréal’s Ph.D. Program and a Research Fellow at the CHUM research centre.
Guy Paré is concerned about the social repercussions relating to his research work, and has always considered it a priority to apply innovative IT solutions to concrete problems and to transfer knowledge. He was the first researcher to define the success factors for introducing home telecare and to evaluate its economic benefits, findings that led to massive investment in this area by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux in 2014.
Guy Paré has 122 articles published or to appear in such top-ranked journals as MIS Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and Journal of Medical Internet Research. He has more than 12,400 citations on Google Scholar, with an h-index of 53. Moreover, his RG (ResearchGate) score of 37.0 ranks him in the top 5% of all members of this global network.
He has received 40 grants from leading Canadian research funding organizations and 18 research contracts with various organizations in the healthcare sector, for a total of more than $8 M. Over the years he has directed or co-directed 10 postdoctoral interns, 9 Ph.D. students and 45 Master’s-level students.
The Pierre Laurin Award is one in a long list of distinctions received by Guy Paré over the course of his career, in particular: 8 Best Paper Awards and 7 honourable mentions (between 2002 and 2020), Associate Editor Developmental Award, MIS Quarterly (2006), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2012), President’s Medal from the Université de Montpellier (2015) and Esdras Minville Award from HEC Montréal (2019).