Dr. Jeremy Theal new CMIO in Alberta
September 29, 2021
EDMONTON – Dr. Jeremy Theal (pictured) assumed the role of Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Alberta Health Services (AHS), as of August 30. He replaced Dr. Stuart Rosser, who held the CMIO role on an interim basis. The CMIO plays a key part in the AHS senior leadership team.
This role involves co-leading the development of a steady-state clinical IT and informatics strategy, as well as representing and communicating project and operational issues to clinical business leaders and clinicians within AHS, all while promoting clinical improvement and innovation. The CMIO directs and oversees engagement of physician communities in the five AHS zones, building awareness and opportunities for meaningful physician CIS adoption.
Dr. Theal is an experienced physician leader with proven results in transforming care at an organizational, provincial and national level through design, implementation and data-driven improvement of clinical information systems. This previous experience combined with his passion for improving quality and safety of care will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to Alberta Health Services in his role as Chief Medical Information Officer.
For his efforts in improving patient care with clinical systems, Dr. Theal received the Ontario Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety. In 2020, he completed a one year program in Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership at Harvard.