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Director, Enterprise Information Management

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date limite de soumission: January 08, 2017  12:00:00 am

Job Title
Director, Enterprise Information Management

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Toronto, Ontario


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Health Records Program Mgmt

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About SickKids


The Hospital for Sick Children (“SickKids”) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost pediatric healthcare institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. SickKids has been a leader and innovator in advancing children’s health issues and in utilizing technology, building alliances and sharing information to advance children’s healthcare and research nationally and internationally. SickKids is embarking on a major transformation in IMT including the implementation of an integrated clinical information system as well as an enterprise suite of business and decision support applications. Information is at the core of our business so this is an exciting opportunity to provide forward thinking for a ‘next generation’ information management vision to meet new clinical, operational and research challenges.

Position Description


The Director, Enterprise Information Management (EIM), is responsible for ensuring that the information assets of SickKids meet strategic direction and intent of the enterprise.  The Director of EIM provides strategy, direction and subject matter expertise for information management and is a key partner to senior business and IT leadership.  The Director will oversee the transformation of Health Information Services as SickKids migrates towards a more highly digitized environment and reduces its dependence on traditional paper records. This includes significant contribution to the design and implementation of an enterprise hospital information system and other technologies that support the capture, storage, analysis and dissemination of information. The Director will collaborate with teams that plan, design, implement and manage other data resources and will establish standards, policy, guidelines, and best practices for the organization to ensure that data is effectively managed.


Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Own, evolve and transform the enterprise information (data and integration) architecture strategy to maximize the strategic use and business value of information assets and ensure security risks and vulnerabilities are proactively managed
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive Enterprise Information Management strategy and roadmap, building the necessary EIM capabilities including information governance, data quality and integrity, master data management, data administration, data analytics and business intelligence across SickKids in order to improve decision-making based on reliable and timely information
  • Build strong cross-organizational relationships to identify healthcare and technology trends that may impact information requirements and define gaps and opportunities to advance data management best practices
  • Provide leadership, direction and administration of Health Information Services including but not limited to records management (completion, retention, and destruction), coding, abstracting, transcription services, document imaging, release of information, data quality monitoring and clinical documentation improvement, ensuring compliance with established objectives, hospital policies and procedures as well as government/regulatory agencies
  • Oversee comprehensive coding data quality program (staff continuing education, physician engagement, quality assurance strategy) with dedicated monthly/quarterly/annual data quality audits aimed at ensuring acuity and complexity of cases is accounted for
  • Liaise with vendors and service providers to identify and select products and services that best support SickKids’ information strategies
  • Establish service level management, aligning information resources with business expectations for performance, availability, data quality and relevance
  • Education and communications plan to build data management awareness and competency throughout the organization


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related discipline; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about the next generation of the Information/Health Information
  • HIM Professional Certification may be an asset
  • Ten years or more of progressively responsible management positions in Health Information Management, Data Science, Information Technology or related discipline
  • Strong leadership presence and ability to engage, inform and influence
  • Demonstrated management, facilitation, written and oral communication, and presentation skills
  • An outstanding reputation for building effective working relationships within the organization and externally to create collaboration with associated industry groups/entities
  • Advanced operational understanding of the HIG weight methodology, HBAM / Health System Funding Reform
  • Proven success in leading/support clinical documentation improvement projects and partnering with and engaging physicians
  • Demonstrated experience envisioning, building, and executing information management programs
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing and ensuring alignment of information solution architecture, processes, technology, and governance
  • Demonstrated experience managing enterprise information and data as corporate assets with effective controls for security/privacy risks and data lifecycle management
  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration, teamwork and problem-solving
  • Demonstrated skills in providing customer service excellence
  • High level of integrity and trust

Extensive familiarity with healthcare relevant legislation and standards for the protection of health information

Employment Type:

This is a permanent, full-time position

Our Commitment to Diversity


SickKids is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to diversity within our organization.

SickKids is also committed to providing services in both official languages and our preference is to hire employees who are fluent in both English and French whenever possible.

Thank you for your interest in joining SickKids. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with our Hospital policy, employment at SickKids is conditional upon the Hospital’s receipt of all necessary documentation.

How to Apply

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