MaRS Centre, CR-3
101 College St.
Lydia Lee (VP & CIO, UHN) will address the barriers surrounding uptake of innovation in IT in the healthcare industry, such as new software applications, devices and new models of care enabled by IT. She will also present some possible solutions to these barriers which the industry should adopt to make it easier and faster for healthcare organizations to adopt innovative IT solutions.
There will be time for questions and networking following the presentation.
Note: The event title has been revised from ‘Addressing procurement challenges and presenting case studies of successfully implemented health IT solutions’
Part of the MaRS Future of Medicine™ Series
Lydia Lee is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for University Health Network (UHN), a leading multi-site teaching hospital in Toronto specializing in acute care, rehab care, complex continuing care and long-term care. In this role, Lydia provides strategic leadership in the areas of information management, information technology, privacy, medical engineering and human factors engineering support services. Lydia has been at UHN for more than ten years serving in several different leadership roles focusing on clinical integration, performance improvement, patient safety and health system redesign. In addition to her UHN responsibilities, Lydia is the Integrated Chief Information Officer for the Shared Information Management Services (SIMS) Partnership – a collaboration of health care provider organizations that span the continuum of care in Toronto. These organizations work together to transform health care delivery by leveraging information management and technology. Lydia is currently Past President of the Board of Directors of COACH, Canada’s Health Informatics Association, a national association dedicated to developing and promoting health informatics professionals and leadership within the Canadian health system. Previously, Lydia has held numerous positions in healthcare administration and consulting, focusing on strategic alliances, integrated health system planning, large-scale project management and evidence-based health care. Lydia received her B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and her M.B.A. in Finance and Management from the University of Texas. UHN