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Barb LawrieBarb LawrieVice President, Professional Practice and Chief Clinical Information Officer<p></p>As Vice President of Professional Practice and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Barb Lawrie oversees professional practice across Vancouver Coastal Health and provides leadership to clinicians to achieve the essential “clinical transformation” within our Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) project. <br><br>Barb also serves as the executive lead for the Regional Surgical Program, working with our surgical medical directors and operational directors to advance surgical access and quality across VCH and Providence Health Care.<br>She has previously worked as Executive Director of Clinical Education and Collaborative Practice, as well as at Providence Health Care where she was Director of Professional Practice and Nursing. A registered nurse by profession and Adjunct Professor with the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Barb’s health care career has taken her across a spectrum of clinical roles in different settings throughout the lower mainland. Along with time as a critical care nurse at BC Children’s Hospital and cardiac nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital, she broadened her clinical skills in a variety of roles at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre before entering the corporate realm as the Regional Manager of Program Development and Learning & Career Development at VCH. <img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Barb-Lawrie.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Barb Lawrie oversees professional practice across Vancouver Coastal Health and provides leadership to clinicians to achieve the essential “clinical transformation” within our Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) project.
Paul BrownriggPaul BrownriggVice President, Clinical & Systems Transformation and Innovation<p></p>As Vice President of Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) and Innovation, Paul Brownrigg works in partnership with clinical leaders to ensure the successful development and implementation of the CST project. This complex, long term initiative is a joint undertaking between VCH, the Provincial Health Services Authority and Providence Health Care to streamline patient care and ensure that standardized, evidence-informed clinical practices are available to patients in all of the communities we serve. He also serves as VCH Executive Lead for Lower Mainland Medical Imaging.<br>Paul is the founder and president of an agency specializing in project management, change management, operational engineering and technical architecture services aimed at helping health care organizations achieve their strategic goals.<br>He began his career with the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. From his first role as a diagnostic radiographer, he moved into progressively senior positions, eventually serving as a member of the Executive Team on the Blackburn NHS Trust from 1996-2000.  While with the NHS, Paul led the implementation of several new clinical service models across organizational boundaries, ultimately achieving standardized care and clinical governance structures.<br>Since immigrating to Canada, Paul has led his consulting firm in a number of challenging assignments, serving as project director for the eHealth Connecting Diagnostic Imaging program, which developed the platform for sharing medical images across BC; and leadership of the clinical transformation initiatives at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Center for Fraser Health.<br>Paul holds an MBA from the University of Central Lancashire and is a Certified Management Consultant.  <img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/VCH-Paul-Brownrigg-2014.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Paul Brownrigg works in partnership with clinical leaders to ensure the successful implementation of the CST project, which will streamline care and ensure that standardized, evidence-informed clinical practices are available to patients.
Oliver Grüter-AndrewOliver Grüter-AndrewChief Information Officer<p><br></p><p>Oliver Grüter-Andrew brings more than 20 years' experience in IT strategy, governance and service management, in both the public and private sectors. <br>In his most recent role as Chief Information Officer at the University of British Columbia, he led the transformation of the information technology function and worked with senior leaders to establish a roadmap for the evolution of the university's major information systems. He has also led large cross-functional teams and multi-year, international transformation initiatives involving changes in staff culture, process and technology. As Partner with Western Management Consultants, he developed an initial IT sharing model and business case for Health Shared Services BC, and also held IT leadership roles at Accenture. <br>His role as Chief Information Officer for VCH is part of a broader Lower Mainland responsibility for IMITS services which are managed by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) on behalf of VCH, PHSA and Providence Health Care. IMITS also supports provincial health care IT initiatives on behalf of the Ministry of Health.</p><img alt=" " src="/PublishingImages/Oliver-Gruter-Andrew.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Oliver Grüter-Andrew's role as Chief Information Officer is part of a broader Lower Mainland responsibility for IT services, which are managed by the Provincial Health Services Authority.

 
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