eCON 2016 Speaker: Kathleen Lavoie MMSC


Chief Information Management Officer/Chief Privacy Officer
Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario

Kathleen has over 15 years of progressive experience in Health Records Management, Decision Support, Information Management, Informatics, Information Technology, Project Management, Privacy & Access and Security at both teaching and community hospitals. She has a proven track record in the integration, alignment and implementation of Information Management and Technology processes across healthcare organizations to enable the achievement of the organization’s overall business plan, strategic and operational goals, as well as supporting significant transformation with effective use of change management principles.

Kathleen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from the University of Victoria, B.C and a Masters in Management Science, Engineering from University of Waterloo, Ontario. She holds a CIPP/C, CIAPP-P and PMP certification. Kathleen is a regular guest speaker in Health Informatics, Security & Privacy topics.

Kathleen is a faculty member at Conestoga College Institute of Technology for the 4-Year Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science. She has recently re-joined Grand River Hospital, Kitchener as a member of the senior leadership team, in the role Chief Information Management Officer (CIMO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). Her portfolio includes information technology, information management, biomedical engineering, telecommunications, clinical informatics, health records/records management, transcription, coding, patient registration, release of information, privacy/access office, security, and decision support.

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