Senior Digital Health Strategy Consultant to align with Ministry of Health develop frameworks for Digital Health Strategy, workplan, roadmap - 2024RFP-36 - Sept 25 - 2

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Oct 23, 2023
Job End Date: Apr 30, 2024
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 132599
Location: Vancouver, Victoria

S.i. Systems public health client is seeking a Senior Digital Health Strategy Consultant to develop frameworks for Digital Health Strategy, workplan, roadmap, and make sure client digital health strategies is aligned with the Ministry of Health.

Must be based in / near Metro Vancouver and able to meet executives in person occasionally.


·      8+ years experience, with projects involving Primary Care and eHealth technologies, such as EMR, PACS, etc.

·      Proven experience in strategic planning

·      Proven experience in risk management and change management

·      Proven experience in creating project documents, such as project charter and project management plan, including preparation of briefing documents for the senior executives


·      PMP or Prince II

·      Experience in health sector with clinical informatics on Canadian Healthcare projects

·      LEADS Certification considered an asset

·      Agile Certification 


The client continues to drive innovation and continuous improvement in the delivery of health and wellness programs and services in partnership with First Nations communities and the health ecosystem, including the Ministry of Health. Client participation in the Ministry of Health Digital Health Strategy, as defined by the client Digital Health Strategy, will enable advancements in patient engagement, provider experience, connected health system, clinical informatics, and the business enterprise aligned to First Nations interests.

o  By in large, the client's participation in the MoH Digital Health Strategy initiatives has been in an ad hoc manner without a cohesive Digital Health Strategy. As MoH converts its Digital Health Strategy into a set of Implementation Plans, our client needs to be ready to engage to ensure effective implementation aligned to the needs of the BC First Nations Community per the the client's Multi Year Health Plan.


1.    Develop frameworks for the Digital Health Strategy including principles, pillars, and key elements

2.    Work with Data and Digital Health Strategy Committee and Working Group to develop and manage a Work Plan

3.    Conduct an environmental scan of current state practices, opportunities, and challenges

4.    Conduct a gap analysis and a capability maturity assessment to support the development of operating models, processes, procedures, and engagement

5.    Engage with leadership, communities and health ecosystem partners to understand requirements, opportunities, and expectations

6.    Evaluate tools and resource requirements to support the implementation of a 5 Year Roadmap

7.    Provide ongoing interim client governance to digital health initiatives

8.    Provide ongoing reporting and escalation as needed

9.    Based on the outcomes of the foregoing, provide recommendations related to organizational design related to digital health functions

10. Prepare presentations to support updates to Executive Strategy Team (EST) for advice and feedback


·      Works collaboratively with all business areas, applications and technology teams, and external partners, including First Nations stakeholders, to support development of key strategies, organizational processes, and completion of deliverables.

·      Provides strategic level input on complex, enterprise initiatives from strategic frameworks and business case preparation to supporting planning and implementation activity while liaising with initiative teams and stakeholders

·      Leads large, highly complex, enterprise-wide initiatives to support business and corporate strategic initiatives.

·      Engages stakeholders across various departments within FNHA and with external parties, such as other health authorities, government, and technology vendors

·      Collaborates with senior leadership to enhance capabilities and ensure alignment with strategic and continuous improvement priorities

·      Provides direction and guidance to initiative team members, who may come from various professional areas

·      Manage the collaborations of cross-functional teams to achieve the initiative goals

·      Develops full-scale plans and schedules, and leads the analysis, strategy, planning, and implementation of key initiatives

·      Analyzes highly complex requirements to identify key dependencies, identify the critical path, and determines the best ways achieve the initiative’s benefits and goals.

·      Facilitates the definition of initiative strategy, scope and deliverables in coordination with various stakeholders, defines initiative tasks and resource requirements, and coordinates initiative activities within a work plan

·      Manages full initiative life cycle including discovery, initiation, planning, implementation, monitoring, control and documentation; create initiative documents such as scope statements, plans, work break-down structure (WBS), sprint plans, schedules, charters, presentations and status reports

·      Monitors progress of initiatives to ensure initiatives are within scope, schedule, and meet quality standards; provides regular initiative status reports.

·      Leads the initiative teams to resolve problems and issues; manages initiative risks and issues.

·      Anticipates changes in internal or external environment, and proactively finds ways to mitigate the risks to serve the business.

·      Effectively communicates to cross-organizational team members and stakeholders including external partners, provincial / federal government departments and vendors.