New details emerge on eHealth consultant spending
Updated: Wed Jul. 29 2009 7:54:25 PM
The province has lifted the lid on hundreds of pages of eHealth records as new details come to light showing that spending on sole-sourced contracts by the agency is much higher than thought.
Health Minister David Caplan made the announcement on Wednesday.
The six binders of documents contain everything from day planners and meeting minutes to restaurant bills and parking receipts. Here are some details:
•board member Khalil Barsoum billed eHealth $4,600 for round trips from Florida (he has a second home there) to attend board meetings, along with car rentals and road tolls in the Sunshine State
•consultant Donna Strating billed eHealth for breakfast at Cora’s including a $2 coffee
•consultant Allaudin Merali, who billed at $2,700 per day, billed eHealth for seven dollars for two bottles of mineral water