1057 - Breaking Through the Complexities of Project Decisions: Developing an Effective Clinical Governance Program

The development of an effective Governance Program will provide strategic advice, guidance, direction, and approvals from stakeholders to develop optimal future state and develop the required integrated decision points. This Governance Council serves as a formal platform for interdisciplinary members to discuss current to future state integration, vet and recommend solutions, effectively leverage changes within the current electronic system that will be supportive of the advancements within clinical workflow, quality, and overall patient care delivery. The council will function to support project initiatives within the 5.66 to 5.67 and later advancements within 6.1 clinical transformations. The Governance Program ensure that optimal results are achieved to meet care provider requirements to the greatest extent, provide a venue to manage electronic risks appropriately and ensure timely, safe and high quality healthcare services within the project management and evolving development. Goals of the decisions within the Governance structure will include key initiatives:

Christine Johnson RN, BSN has 25 years of clinical leadership experience in Healthcare Nursing and Information Technology. Over the past 10 years, she has specialized in clinical consulting and project management.  She has led steering committees, facilitating strategic management to promote electronic processes within hospital systems.  Christine’s broad experience allows her to easily identify viable solutions to complex situations. Within her engagements, she helps clinicians understand how technology can be optimized to support the overall workflow, improve patient care and safety, and build the data and reports needed for quality initiatives. With her knowledge and extensive clinical experience, allows her to solve issues across technical, clinical, ancillary, and revenue-cycle boundaries. Over the last 3 years she has worked as a Clinical Project Manager for Halifax Health serving as a Clinical Architect for C/S 5.66, C/S 5.67 and transitions to 6.15. Christine is also assisting leadership in establishing Governance Programs within their organization. She currently a Senior Consultant at Navin, Haffty and Associates. Ginny Kwong, MD FAAFP is Vice President Chief Medical Information Officer for Halifax Health, leading health care provider in East Central Florida located in Daytona Beach. Since 2010, Dr. Kwong has served as the chief of Halifax Health’s Family Medicine Department and has worked as a hospitalist since 2004. Dr. Kwong works closely with Halifax Health administrative and clinical leadership on strategic planning, design, and integration of best practice clinical information technology to leverage the delivery of safe, efficient, quality patient care achieving clinical excellence. Dr. Kwong received her B.A. at Washington University, completing a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellowship.  She completed medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Family Medicine Residency program at Halifax Health where she was chief resident.  She is a recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP) Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. She has served on the AAFP Committee on Chapter Affairs and Committee on Scientific Assembly.  She is a Fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians and Diplomat of American Board of Family Medicine.

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