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Member, Provincial Clinical Leadership Committee

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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A great opportunity awaits you to help shape the future of digital health care in British Columbia! The Ministry of Health is developing a digital health strategy to create an integrated and sustainable health care system. If you enjoy thinking strategically and collaboratively, and can offer your enthusiasm, creativity and time, please consider joining this senior decision-making committee.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

BC Ministry of Health


The Provincial Clinical Leadership Committee provides direction on health sector-wide Information Management and Technology (IMIT) related to clinical policies, practice standards, and the impact of proposed IMIT solutions on clinical users. Examples of IMIT solutions currently being developed are a Health Gateway to provide citizens with secure access to their health information, projects using personal health records platforms, and the use of virtual care, home health monitoring and consumer devices. We are seeking a patient representative to add their perspective to the important work of this governance committee.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.


Open to patient partners across the province who:
  • Have experience working in large groups
  • Are comfortable exploring complex and challenging topics with other subject matter experts
  • Are comfortable working with uncertainty and the need for compromise between competing priorities
  • Are familiar with health information management and information technology such as Health Gateway, projects using personal health records platforms, the use of virtual care, home health monitoring and consumer devices
  • Are comfortable using technology to join online meetings
  • Are able to attend all meetings (scheduled every two months)
If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Volunteer Agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact Cassy Mitchell Please note that the placement process for this opportunity will include an informal interview between the volunteer and the health care partner.


  • Vacancies: 1
  • Date and time: Meetings are held every two months (the first Monday of the month) and are typically three hours long. The next meeting is scheduled for May 4 from 1-4 pm.
  • Location: Most meetings will be online, but ad-hoc in person meetings in Victoria may be called at the discretion of the chair
  • Commitment: 12 months


For in person meetings all travel expenses will be reimbursed as per Ministry of Health reimbursement policy.


A Health Sector Digital Health Strategy (DHS) has been established with the mission to create an integrated and sustainable health care system that delivers improved health outcomes and embraces a culture of innovation, trust and partnerships. The goals of the DHS are:
  1. Patient empowerment - Empower patients as partners in their care and wellness 2. Integrated care - Create an integrated and comprehensive team-based care experience for patients and clinicians 3. Improved care team experience - Build a culture of trust, collaboration and joy in work to support the care team in delivering quality health care 4. Enhanced decision support - Provide timely, accessible, accurate information and tools to support clinical and system planning decisions
The DHS has five key strategic Portfolios and a Foundation stream of work: 1. Empower Patients 2. Transform Primary, Specialist, and Community Care 3. Transform Hospital-Based Care 4. Advance Analytics Capabilities 5. Enhance Foundational Clinical Systems 6. Digital Health Foundation The Provincial Clinical Leadership Committee has been established as part of the DHS Delivery Governance Model to provide governance in the advancement and realization of the Digital Health Strategy. The committee is comprised of physicians, nurses, chief medical information officers and health system administrators. Terms of Reference

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Cassy Mitchell
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern Interior

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