Announcement from Rebecca Hahn, Project Director & Chief Transformation Officer, Clinical Systems Transformation
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bruce Long as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at VCH and PHC. The CMIO position will be critical to the success of the Clinical and Systems Transformation initiative. In this role, Bruce will provide strategic leadership to engage medical staff as we embark on the implementation of the CERNER electronic health record platform across VCH, PHC and PHSA.
Bruce has been a practitioner on the North Shore for over 35 years, with the last 23 years as an Emergency physician. He has held a series of leadership roles including Department Head of the Emergency Department (ED) at LGH for over 10 years. In addition, Bruce has been actively involved in clinical education and holds a Clinical Associate Professor role in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UBC.
Bruce has led numerous strategic initiatives that have effected transformative changes in care and enhanced patient outcomes. One of these was the renovation of the LGH Emergency Department, doubling the capacity of the department and converting it from a paper-based environment to a fully electronic clinical information system. Bruce’s experience leading physicians and clinicians to adopt Care Provider Order Entry (CPOE) and clinical documentation will serve him well in this new role as he engages our physician groups across PHC and VCH in the design, implementation and adoption of standardized best practice solutions.
In the role of CMIO, Dr. Long will report to David Byres, Vice President of Clinical Programs, and Executive Sponsor for CST at Providence Health Care and to Mike Nader, Executive Sponsor for CST at Vancouver Coastal Health. Bruce will begin April 18th and will assume full responsibilities in early May as his clinical commitments are reduced.
Please join me in welcoming and supporting Bruce in this new role as we embark on our Clinical and Systems Transformation project.
For more information on the Clinical and Systems Transformation click here