Announcement from Ms. Dianne Doyle, President and CEO, Providence Health Care:
To: PHC ELF, Medical Advisory Committee, Medical Staff Executive, Research Leaders
cc: VCH SET, PHSA SET, FHA SET, Rebecca Hahn
From: Dianne Doyle
Re: Announcement Appointment PHC Vice President, CST and HIM
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Yoel Robens-Paradise into a newly created role, Vice President, Clinical & Systems Transformation and Health Information Management, effective April 10, 2015.
Yoel has had a progressive 20-year career in health care leadership and has championed many complex initiatives. He holds a Master of Public Administration with a focus on Health Systems from Columbia University, and has experience in project management, policy development and system analysis in the USA, and health service planning and evaluation within Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Health Information Management and Informatics for FHA, PHC, PHSA and VCH.
Yoel joined Providence Health Care in 2001 as Director of Health Records and since 2009 has been Executive Director, Lower Mainland Health Information Management. In this role he successfully led the consolidation of over 100 business units into a single consolidated service. He improved service levels across the HIM portfolio through numerous projects such as the transformation of transcription services into a purchased service model, and collaborating with physicians and other care providers to improve clinical documentation. Under Yoel's leadership, HIM has improved continuity of care and increase accuracy of patient information/CIHI data . Yoel understands the interface of clinical process and information systems, and in his role as ED HIM, has been actively engaged in the CST initiative. His knowledge and leadership will be a valuable asset to the CST project and he will continue to provide strategic HIM leadership from this portfolio. Yoel will initiate a process to fill the Executive Director HIM role which will report to him.
Barb Trerise will assist with orientation to the CST component of the role, with Grant McCullough continuing to provide interim Executive Sponsor support during the transition.
My thanks to the members of the selection committee, and thanks to all the leaders who expressed an interest in the role. PHC is fortunate to have so many skilled and committed leaders.