Operational Best Practices align with Strategic Transformation

Operational Best Practice (OBP) is an organization-wide AHS effort to promote clinical and administrative efficiencies at all levels of AHS. The goal is to maintain or improve quality and safety of care, at lower cost. Savings have already been realized by heeding front-line insights about what works best. Harmonized development of decision supports for use in AHS Clinical Information Systems can help sustain innovation and progress.
OBP overview: ahs-cis.ca/obp


Senior Provincial Director – AHS Provincial CIS

David van Heerden will be joining the AHS executive team as Senior Provincial Director for the AHS Provincial CIS starting November 1, 2016.
David has over 25 years of extensive senior leadership experience in technology business optimization; with specific focus on information technology application, systems development and implementation. His expertise covers the health care sector as well as complex wide-area information system implementations.
David will be accountable to a CIS leadership triad, including the AHS CIO, CMIO and CIS Clinical Operations Leader.


Alberta Health Services Privacy Officer Appointed

Linda French, with decades of legal experience in the private and public sector, has accepted the position of Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) with Alberta Health Services. Linda's diverse background in law, change management, leadership development and process optimization will be an asset to the Legal & Privacy department. The CMIO works closely with Privacy; strong collaboration helping to mitigagte information sharing challenges raised by widening adoption of enterprise-wide shared health records. Dawn Lake is acknowledged for her tremendous contributions as acting CPO since February 2016.
AHS Privacy queries: privacy@ahs.ca