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Planning Team Member, BC Health Information Management Professionals Society Fall & Spring Symposium

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

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If you have ideas, suggestions or insights on the impact that innovation and change in information technology has on health care (e.g. a suggestion for a change in information/technology that would improve patient care and/or safety or feedback on innovative technology such as patient portals and virtual care) then please consider joining the BC Health Information Management Professionals Society planning team for their Fall and Spring Symposiums.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Lead Organization or Department

British Columbia Health Information Professionals Society (BCHIMPS)

Aim

Each year, BCHIMPS hosts both a Spring and Fall Symposium for Health Information Management professionals across BC. They'd like to ensure the patient voice is part of the dialogue on how positive change can be embraced to deliver innovation through information management in a way that is beneficial to patients. Patient Partners will be asked to contribute their ideas and expertise to the planning of the Fall 2019 and 2020 Spring symposiums, as well as participate in both conferences as a conference delegate.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.

Eligibility

Open to patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley who:
  • Are willing to share ideas, suggestions or insights on the impact that innovation and change in information technology has on health care e.g. a suggestion for a change in information/technology that would improve patient care and/or safety or feedback on innovative technology such as patient portals and virtual care.
  • Are comfortable working with a diverse group of Health Information Management Professionals and other stakeholders to plan this event
  • Are comfortable speaking in public, as there may be opportunities to introduce speakers and participate in Q&A sessions at these events
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.

Logistics

  • Number of vacancies: 1 (the planning team already consists of 2 non PVN patient partners)
  • Date and Time; The Fall Symposium will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 in Vancouver. Speaker’s social night will be Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, with Patient Partners being asked to attend this event as well. The Spring Symposium will be held in April 2020 in Vancouver
  • Patient partners should be able to make the following commitments:
  • 1-4 hours of prep time in advance of the conference events. This will include a couple of conference calls to review the speakers and their topics to generate possible questions to include the patient perspective and to plan out logistics
  • Attendance at the speaker’s social evenings prior to the conferences
  • Full day participation in the events on Oct 25 and in April 2020 - actively participating in Q&A sessions throughout the day (to the extent they are comfortable).
  • Participation in the evaluation of the events and contribute quotes as needed for communications materials

Reimbursement

Expenses related to participation, including transportation, accommodation for the conference, and meals will be covered by BCHIMPS.

Background

BCHIMPS is a not for profit society run by a volunteer board of directors. Our Mission is to promote understanding for the exchange and effective and efficient utilization of information and information technologies within BC's health care environment by:
  • Providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, concepts, and developments in BC's health informatics field
  • Assuming a leadership role in advising policy and decision makers on matters pertaining to health information management in BC
  • Building an information resource reference and coordinate an expertise pool for health informatics in BC
  • Providing guidance for the standardization of health informatic projects
More information on BCHIMPS can be accessed on our website: https://bchimps.org/ BCHIMPS has attained the Patient’s Included designation https://patientsincluded.org/conferences/

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Cassy Mitchell
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern Interior
250.279.0717
cmitchell@bcpsqc.ca

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