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Privacy Lead

Reference ID: 18-605

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The Organization: Health Data Coalition

The Health Data Coalition (HDC) is a physician-led data sharing initiative funded by the General Practice      Services Committee (GPSC), a partnership between the Doctors of BC and the BC government.  The HDC was established as a federal not-for-profit organization in April 2016, with a mandate to enable quality improvement and to support a learning health system through a distributed network and web application designed to aggregate patient level data from individual physician practices across disparate electronic medical record   systems.  Following the successful launch of its new platform, the HDC is currently focused on expanding its vendor and contributor base.

To learn more, please visit Okanagan College’s website.

The Opportunity:
Privacy Lead

The Privacy Lead will be accountable for providing oversight for the development of corporate data controls as well as privacy policy and procedures for the HDC’s application and data sharing platform. Participating in assessment of data sharing opportunities, development of the HDC application, and other provision of data for physicians and programs, the Privacy Lead will build a strategic and comprehensive privacy program that maintains and implements policies and processes that enable consistent, effective practices which minimize risk and ensure the confidentiality of protected health information across all media types.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • University degree strongly preferred; CIPP or CAPP certification an asset;
  • Experience providing advice in the development of confidential data sharing technology; familiar with  provincial and federal legislation related to health data and privacy (FOIPPA, PIPA, PIPEDA);
  • Must have a proven record of identifying and implementing solutions to support technological innovation;
  • Privacy policy development experience in a technical development context;
  • Experience identifying options to enact practical aspects of privacy issues, liaising across technical teams to identify issues, advising executives of status updates/options;
  • Leading privacy awareness training and resource development; table exercises; excellent writing and   communications skills, as well as executive level presentation skills;
  • Results-focused, with strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills; attention to detail, and an ability to manage competing demands in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Leads through influence; must have previously demonstrated effectiveness in engaging people across an organization; is diplomatic and tactful;
  • Leads through influence, but not afraid to take a stance and champion the privacy policies;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in redesigning privacy processes to improve data sharing and efficiency of access, preferably in conjunction with a health information system;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and consultation skills;
  • Proven self-motivated team player that is reliable and cooperative;
  • Experience with statistical analysis and quantitative methods is an asset.

The complete opportunity profile can be viewed:

Contact: Nicholas Lay or Tony Kirschner
Leaders International Executive Search
#880 – 609 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Phone: (604) 688-8422
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Posted: October 17, 2018
Closes: December 16, 2018