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CHIEF adds advisory committee members

TORONTO – CHIEF: Canada’s Health Informatics Executive Forum is pleased to announce its Advisory Committee for 2010-11. Lydia Lee (pictured), VP and CIO, University Health Network, and Integrated CIO, Shared Information Management Services (SIMS), leads the committee as the new Chair.

Lydia is a widely respected leader in the Canadian healthcare system having held numerous positions in administration and consulting. CHIEF also welcomes three new Advisory Committee members:

• Barry Rivelis, CIO, Provincial Health Services Authority (BC);

• Diane Salois Swallow, CIO, York Central Hospital & Southlake Regional Health Center;

• Rick Skinner, CIO, Cancer Care Ontario.

They join Sandra Cascadden, Catherine Claiter, Roger Girard, and Jean Huot on the Committee to provide direction for CHIEF.

Next week, CHIEF members will delve into the important topic of collaboration during the two-day Autumn Symposium, “Fostering Patient/Provider Collaboration – Realization through Enabling Technologies,” in Old Montreal.

Senator Jacques Demers, well-known for his expertise in facilitating winning collaboration in the hockey world, will kick off this members-only event with his unique and valuable insight.

CHIEF members are senior health informatics executives from across the country. Due to demand, membership is now available by invitation only. In addition, private-sector Institute Members participate in CHIEF as Executive peers. The current Institute Members are:

• Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

• Cerner

• Nightingale Informatix

• Research In Motion

• TELUS Health Solutions

• Wairever, Inc.

CHIEF welcomes a maximum of 10 Institute Members in any given year, ensuring the Forum’s intimacy. For details about Institute membership or to apply, visit CHIEF.

CHIEF provides an effective access channel to thought leaders and expert-level knowledge, both nationally and internationally, facilitating career advancement of Canadian Health Informatics Leaders. CHIEF’s Mission is to address critical business issues, build leadership capacity, forge relationships, enable peer dialogue, support succession and maximize professional development time for Health Informatics Executive Members in Canada. CHIEF is brought to you by COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association.

Posted September 23, 2010