Alan Forster Alan Forster joins the Telfer School as an Executive in Residence affiliated with the IBM Centre for Business Analytics and Performance. As associate professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa and co-director of the Ottawa Hospital Centre for Patient Safety he is supervising development of a hospital data warehouse. When completed, this comprehensive, flexible information repository will serve as supporting infrastructure for research programs that will enable Dr. Forster and his colleagues to build on his groundbreaking work to increase patient safety and improve quality of care.