This 0.2 – 0.4 FTE position is an exciting new medical leadership opportunity within the Zone relating to
Clinical Information Systems (CIS)-related health system transformation. The role has joint responsibility to, and endorsement from, the Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH) – Critical Care Medicine (Calgary Zone) and Zone Associate Chief Medical Information Officer (ACMIO).
Rapid digitization of health communications, records, and decision-support brings change and challenge to the clinical, educational, and research activities of AHS and care partners. As part of the CIS transformational agenda, AHS will largely transition from paper to electronic care records across the continuum of care. Physician leadership is an absolute requirement to make this happen. The Medical Informatics Lead will act as a champion for clinical information systems projects, demonstrating leadership in clinical informatics within the Critical Care Medicine - Calgary Zone. The CIS initiative is a once-in-a-career opportunity, and can lead to long term career growth in several career pathways, including Medical Leadership, Quality Improvement, Clinical Innovation and Health Informatics.
• Work with the ZCDH, Zone ACMIO, and other Clinical Informatics leads across the clinical, geographic, facility and program diversity within the zone to engage and support physicians in their involvement and use of the CIS.
• Champion Zonal Clinical Departmental thinking, standardizing care and workflows across Zone facilities where possible.
• Participate in CIS preparation, deployment, and optimization; while helping to mobilize AHS clinician engagement in customization and personalization processes.
• Develop proficiency with CIS uses and functions to facilitate more productive communications and interactions with vendor and health region technical teams.
• Is interested in and has willingness to promote health systems quality improvement and clinical improvement within AHS and care partners in order to promote efficient and effective use of the CIS.
• Promote peer development and growth of health information literacy within their respective zones.
• Promote meaningful use of CIS through peer outreach and nurturing of more specialized clinical informatics lead roles.
• Lead and develop a department user group and liaise with and support other zonal user groups, supported by the CMIO office.
• Facilitate the development and field testing of clinical informatics policies and procedures while encouraging greater synergy and standardization among localized information practices.
Represent the CMIO office at relevant AHS Connect Care committees including but not limited to the zone informatics councils (to be formed).