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Medical Lead, Informatics – Northern Health (Prince George)

Medical Lead, Informatics – Northern Health

Northern Health is the healthcare provider for the northern two-thirds of the Canadian province of British Columbia. They serve over 300,000 people in an area of 600,000 square kilometers. The Authority operates over two dozen acute care facilities, several long-term care facilities for seniors, and community and public health services including addictions and mental health. Northern Health employs over 7,000 people and has received recognition as one of the top 100 Employers in British Columbia.


 *In accordance with the Provincial Health Officer’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate, Northern Health requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Reporting to both the Chief Information Officer and the Vice President, Medicine, the Medical Lead, Informatics is responsible for the medical leadership that advances the utilization of technology enabled information management systems to improve quality outcomes for patients within clinical operations as well as the interdisciplinary health care teams across Northern Health. The incumbent is responsible for physician engagement in Northern Health’s information technology initiatives and for the overall development of strategies to maximize physician uptake of clinical technology solutions.


In partnership with the Director of Clinical Information Systems and key clinical leaders, the incumbent will advise on strategies for development and design; implementation; benefits; change management and adoption; as well as utilization and evaluation of informatics solutions such as electronic medical records, electronic health records, computerized provider order entry, provider order management, electronic documentation, health information exchanges, virtual health and other communication and information systems used in the clinical settings across the care continuum. They will also ensure strategies align with organizational objectives, clinical needs are translated into technology solutions that optimize care quality and patient safety, and innovation and development of clinically appropriate information culture is championed.


The successful Medical Lead, Informatics will be a colleague to physicians across Northern Health and champion their progression in the use of information systems by promoting its benefits and demonstrating how care is improved within a clinical environment through its adoption. Ideally, the incumbent will have a proven track record of leading major clinical or quality improvement initiatives in a large, complex health care environment. They will be knowledgeable of broad healthcare operations in a rural health setting and as a practicing physician will possess the credibility to successfully partner with clinical leaders across Northern Health to influence change and deliver on key informatics initiatives within the organization.


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