ABOUT US

The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information provides quality information to health professionals, the public, researchers and health system decision makers. Through collaboration with the health system, the Centre supports the development of data and technical standards, maintains key health databases, carries out analytics and evaluation and supports health research. The Centre supports the regional health authorities, as well as the patients and communities they serve, in the delivery of information technology and eHealth services applied in the healthcare system to provide quality care. The Centre’s mandate also includes the development and implementation of a confidential and secure provincial electronic health record as well as other provincial clinical information programs, including the change management required to support adoption by end user clinicians.


Our Mandate


To assist and support individuals, communities, regional health authorities and other health service providers and policy makers at federal, provincial and regional levels to enhance the health and well-being of persons in the province through the planning and delivery of health and community services by:                       

(i)  developing, operating and managing a comprehensive and aligned information system that fully integrates and uses data and health information from all components of the health and community services system for the delivery of health care and health system planning,
(ii)  developing data and technical standards and keeping them up-to-date,
(iii)  managing provincial health data and information assets,
(iv)  preparing health reports and conducting applied health research and evaluation, and
(v)  providing health analytics and decision support services;             

 (b)  to protect the privacy of individuals whose personal information or personal health information is collected, used, disclosed, stored or disposed of by the centre in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and the Personal Health Information Act ; and
(c)  those other objects prescribed by the regulations.             

(2)  The information system referred to in subparagraph (1)(a)(i) shall              

(a)  protect the confidentiality and security of personal information and personal health information that is collected, used, disclosed, stored or disposed of by the centre;              
(b)  provide accurate and current information;              
(c)  be efficient and cost-effective; and              
(d)  be flexible and responsive to the changing requirements of the system.              

(3)  The centre shall operate without the purpose of gain and any excess revenue shall be used for the objects in subsection (1).


Executive

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Chief Executive Officer
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Vice President, Solutions & Infrastructure  
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Vice President, Clinical Information Programs &
Change Leadership
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Vice President, Corporate Services
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Vice President, Data & Information Services
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Board of Directors

In keeping with the Centre for Health Information Act, the Centre is governed by a Board of Directors. Individuals are appointed to the Board by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council for a three-year term and can continue to serve as director until re-appointed or replaced. The following individuals comprised the Centre's Board of Directors as of November, 2019. To view their biographies, click here.

  • Dr. Kris Aubrey-Bassler, Chairperson
  • Ms. Cynthia Holden
  • Ms. Patsy Coish Snow, Vice Chairperson
  • Mr. Allan Kendall
  • Ms. Pamela Anstey
  • Ms. Elyse Bruce
  • Mr. Allan Bradley
  • Dr. Margaret Mary Steele
  • Mr. Tom Bursey
  • Mr. David Thornhill
  • Cassie Chisholm 
  • Shawn Bugden
  • Ted Howell
  • Dave Heffernan

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