2016-06-02

What does the Chief Medical Information Office do?

Under the direction of the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), and supported by three Associate CMIOs, the Office provides leadership, coordination and facilitation of clinical informatics initiatives for Alberta Health Services (AHS). Clinical informatics seeks to transform health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information and communication systems for better individual and population health outcomes.
The CMIO oversees provincial clinical informatics efforts, while the Associate CMIOs guide clinical informatics initiatives in their respective zones (Edmonton, Calgary and North+South+Central). This includes advocacy for the needs of clinical users of AHS Clinical Information Systems (CIS). The Office supports staff, systems, and contracted clinicians providing guidance to initiatives where information technology impacts patients, clinicians and communities. Key clinical improvement services include: 1) Clinical Informatics, 2) Clinical Guidance & Content Management, 3) eHealth Process Optimization, 4) eQuality & eSafety, 5) eHealth Capacity & Adoption, and 6) Stakeholder Relations. We’ll have more to say about each in future CI Bytes.
CMIO Org Chart: ahs-cmio.ca/orgchart
CMIO Overview: ahs-cmio.ca/overview
CMIO Public Website: http://www.ahs.ca/cmio
CMIO Queries: mailto:cmio@ahs.ca

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