There’s no silver bullet in harm reduction but many Fraser Health hands offering support.  (from the artist of the painting  - Trey Helten)
Submitted by Lisa Thibault, Senior Communications Consultant, Communications and Public Affairs

“We build, and help build, the systems that clinical staff depend on to support them in providing quality care. We are in an age now where health care cannot function without technology.”

"I have a joint major in computer science and business and an MBA in Management of Technology. After a little over a decade spent at Telus working on some very large projects, I saw an opportunity at Fraser Health. I was attracted to health care because of its purpose to deliver value to people.  

I worked on the corporate side of IMIT before moving to the clinical side when the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions funded a program to address six major projects and four work streams that will support a continuum of services to support mental health and substance use clients in community settings. The goals of the program are increased access to community mental health services and increased access to evidence-informed substance use services.  

We build, and help build, the systems that clinical staff depend on to support them in providing quality care. We are in an age now where health care cannot function without technology. Technology helps us manage volumes of information and provides efficient and effective systems that support the delivery of our services. As an example, the Paris EMR allows clinicians to create a single source of truth for medical records for our clients in the community.

When I’m not working I like to travel. I’ve been to a lot of cool places – Cambodia, Central America, Tibet and all over India, where I saw the Taj Mahal. When you visit a “wonder of the world” in real life, you understand why they are called wonders. When I travel, I like to immerse myself in the culture."

~ James Herdy, Portfolio Manager, Health care information systems.

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