Alberta Health Services (AHS), Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) invites applicants for the role of 2 positions of Medical Informatics Lead , Public Health and Preventative Medicine in the North and South Sector.
This position is an exciting new medical leadership opportunity within each Zone Clinical Department relating to Clinical Information Systems (CIS)-related health system transformation. The role is governed by the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and has joint responsibility to, and endorsement from, their Zone Clinical Department Head, and Zone Associate Chief Medical Information Officer.
Rapid digitization of health communications, records, and decision-support brings change and challenge to the clinical, education, 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 their respective zones. 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.
Other major accountabilities include:
• 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 user group for their respective specialty 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 Provincial CIS committees including but not limited to the zonal Professional Practice Informatics Council
Most importantly the Medical Informatics Lead, in conjunction with the Zone Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, will develop strategies that support and optimize the use of clinical information systems in the Zone.