Vice President, Digital Health

Position Summary

Interior Health is looking for a Vice President, Digital Health to join our incredible organization.

Leading the digital health strategy and operations team, the Vice President, Digital Health is an integral part of Interior Health’s Senior Executive Team (SET).

Vision, Mission & Values and Strategic Priorities

As a top 100 BC Employer, we also offer one of the best benefits packages in Canada, including Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, a defined pension plan and paid vacation starting at 4 weeks to a maximum of 7 weeks annually.

About the role;

The Vice President, Digital Health ensures solutions and innovations enable efficient and effective execution of clinical and business strategies and operations improve quality and performance, provide safe care, and enhance patient experience and satisfaction.

The VP is accountable for digital health strategic investments, operations and risk management for clinical and business analytics, information management and technology services - including clinical informatics, health information management, biomedical engineering, and information technology services - and health authority wide implementation of the Advancing Care Electronically (ACE) initiative.

Some key responsibilities include;

• Advises the President & CEO and Board, at a strategic level, on Interior Health plans, priorities, risks and achievements in advancing digital health technology and data driven analytics to enable:
- Health care providers to quickly and appropriately access health information in order to make informed and better decisions about patient/client/resident care and organizational performance;
- Health care providers to see a patient centered complete health record regardless of how many different care providers a patient/client/resident has encountered in their health care journey;
- Patients/clients/residents and their families appropriate access to their own information online such as viewing lab results when available, confirming health information is complete and to better understand and manage their health; and
- Business and administrative process improvements to advance overall Interior Health organizational performance and workplace environment in conjunction with employees, physicians, business partners, contractors and affiliates.

• Leads Interior Health’s digital health governance committee as co-chair and executive sponsor of the Digital Health Management Committee and engages with internal stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective operation of digital services through innovative service delivery models.

• Accountable for the development, execution, management, governance and operating model for the digital health strategy across Interior Health.

• Provides leadership for the creation of annual IMIT investment priorities and plans to ensure key elements are consistent with the strategic business priorities of the Board and the Ministry of Health.

• Accountable to establish and maintain currency of corporate policies and programs for data governance, data standards, data security and cybersecurity and is responsible to manage/mitigate current and future data asset risks.

• Accountable for overall executive leadership of practice-driven, enterprise-focused delivery of digital health services, capabilities and solutions and the creation of patient (consumer) driven platforms. Provides and presents market insights and analysis on emerging technologies and digital trends to inform Interior Health technology and data driven system of care strategic priority in conjunction with provincial digital health plans and with Ministry mandate/service plans.

• Ensures appropriate stakeholder engagements and collaboration are made both internally and externally including the SET members, Board, the Ministry of Health other health system partners.

• Leverages global expertise to facilitate the rapid development of strategies and plans, beginning with assessing existing digital and information technology services and assets, developing a comprehensive vision and roadmap for digital health.

• Identifies and addresses critical issues and risks to achieve short, medium, and long-term objectives, strategies, plans, and programs to optimize service, improve the patient experience, and meet Ministry of Health mandated expectations.

• Develops, implements and monitors organizational and portfolio performance against operating targets and key performance indicators. Ensures programs and services are designed, integrated, operated, measured, and reported on in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, and attainment of established goals and objectives.

• Establishes and oversees annual operating plans and related budgets for the portfolio, developing an appropriate organizational structure and allocating the financial, technological, physical, and human resources required to achieve current and long-range strategies and meet operating objectives within the organization’s fiscal framework.

• Provides executive representation in developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to address issues, share information, and promote partnerships. Collaborates and participates with the Ministry of Health, other BC Health Authorities and provincial and national organizations on industry initiatives.

• Provides leadership for other services, programs, or projects as assigned by the President & CEO.

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).


Education, Training, and Experience

• A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, and/or Engineering.
• A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Leadership, Healthcare Administration, or a related discipline.
• Fifteen (15) or more years of information systems and technologies experience in progressively senior leadership roles ideally gained in a complex, multi-site, unionized environment. Experience may have been in either the public or private sector, with healthcare leadership an asset.
• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence, accepting that use of process orientation and a ‘good relationship’ are concrete deliverables.
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities
• Comprehensive knowledge of current BC healthcare policies, funding practices, and relevant Federal and Provincial Health Statutes.
• Comprehensive knowledge of current healthcare issues, trends, and government directives.
• Comprehensive knowledge of research methods, processes and knowledge translation.
• Demonstrated knowledge of budget preparation and management of financial resources involving short-, immediate-, and long-term plans.
• Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to unify, energize, and motivate people.
• Ability to promote and facilitate change.
• Ability to influence others at all levels of the organization and well as external stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability and willingness to assume responsibility and accountability in a leadership role.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, including the ability to make effective presentations to groups.
• Ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic environment.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


The salary for this position is a Range 17 and follows the HEABC provincial compensation plan for excluded positions.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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