BHB welcomes new chief hospital information officer

Tuesday 27 September 2022: Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) has appointed Keltie Jamieson as its new chief hospital information officer (CHIO). Ms Jamieson will report directly to the CEO & President, Michael Richmond, MD.Keltie Jamieson

As the CHIO, Ms Jamieson will oversee BHB’s information technology, information management and telecommunications functions and operations. In addition to leading the Information Technology Services team, Ms Jamieson will be responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive IT strategy that guides the organisation’s adoption and management of health IT systems, such as the electronic medical record (EMR) and health informatics.

With more than 25 years of experience implementing digital strategies and enabling change through supporting technology, Ms Jamieson most recently served as the senior advisor at Horizon Health Network in New Brunswick, Canada. In this role, she provided advisory and consultant services to the province of New Brunswick as they prepared for their clinical information system implementation. For the six years prior, Ms Jamieson was the senior director and chief information officer at Nova Scotia Health & IWK Health in Canada.

Dr Richmond comments: “We are excited to welcome Ms Jamieson as the new chief hospital information officer. Ms Jamieson joins BHB at a critical time. With the launch of our electronic medical record system in late October, her experience and knowledge will be critical as we harness this technology at BHB. The EMR is a transformational tool for our staff to improve safety, quality and efficiency, and deliver a service of which Bermuda can be truly proud.”

The CHIO position is not new to BHB, but has not been filled since the fiscal year 2014/15.

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Notes to Editors
The Bermuda Hospitals Board is a quango (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisation) established under the Bermuda Hospitals Board Act, 1970. It has a Bermuda Government-approved Board and a Chief Executive Officer, responsible for King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. At the heart of both organisations is high-quality care to all patients.

With approximately 1,700 employees, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is Bermuda's second largest employer. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute are the only healthcare organisations in Bermuda accredited by Accreditation Canada, an independent organisation whose role is to help hospitals examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. In addition to providing an extensive list of services for the community, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is part of a referral network that includes some of the world's leading specialist hospitals.

For more information, please visit www.bermudahospitals.bm or contact the Bermuda Hospitals Board Public Relations Department at publicrelations@bhb.bm.