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Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Health System Information Management Division, eHealth Strategy and Investment Branch
Job Term:
3 Temporary (up to 9 months with possible extension)
Job Code:
4A008 - ProgPlanEval04
$60,490.00 - $84,570.00 Per Year
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Like to think about the big picture and ask the question why? Want to wake up in the morning for something more than just the bottom line? Up for working on some of healthcare's most complex and challenging problems? Then consider this dynamic opportunity to be part of an entrepreneurial team in the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care working on healthcare strategy through digital health innovation.

Digital health refers to using information and information technology, such as hospital information systems and electronic medical records, to improve the healthcare system. Technology advances over the last decade open up the possibility of new ways to get healthcare, from emailing your doctor, to electronically viewing your own health record, to booking appointments online, to downloading an app to monitor your blood pressure and talk to a nurse.

The Ministry's eHealth Strategy and Investment Branch is designing new business and investment strategies to capitalize on these opportunities to transform our citizens' experience of healthcare. The Branch's role in the Ministry is to lead the development of digital health strategy and policy for the Province of Ontario across all sectors of healthcare and manage the Ministry's digital health investment fund. The majority of the Branch's funding is, in turn, allocated to healthcare delivery organizations, such as Crown agencies, hospitals, community organizations and others, to undertake implementation projects.

The Branch is looking for three highly motivated self-starter with exceptional program management, business analysis and stakeholder management skills to participate in the healthcare and digital health investment strategy.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will lead the oversight of a portfolio of digital health initiatives with a view to maximizing the government's return on investment and achieving public benefit. As part of your oversight role, you will analyze complex digital health program and policy issues to support executive decision-making, lead business and financial performance reviews, develop program evaluation plans, and manage internal and external health system stakeholder relationships. Additionally, you will conduct reviews of digital health business proposals from the healthcare system and provide advice and recommendations on investment decisions. You will also maintain a perspective on national and international digital health trends to stay apprised of emerging issues and opportunities that the Ministry needs to be aware of.

How do I qualify?

Knowledge of the Healthcare Sector and eHealth:

• You have a good understanding of Ontario's healthcare and digital health sector (such as how the healthcare system works, the role of Local Health Integration Networks, eHealth Ontario and others).
• You have a good understanding of the Province's strategic objectives for healthcare and digital Health.

Business Analysis Skills:

• You have strong business management and analysis skills to conduct financial analysis, assess performance and financial results reports and assist in the development of performance measures and risk assessment techniques.
• You have good knowledge of digital health policy development and program evaluation techniques.

Communication, Interpersonal and Consultation Skills:

• You can provide strategic advisory services and recommendations to senior decision-makers, liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders and build strong relationships, and promote effective issues resolution.
• You can work effectively on collaborative projects.

Organizational, Planning and Coordination Skills:

• You can manage multiple, competing priorities and meet deadlines.
• You show initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing priorities.
• You can work independently and as part of a team.

Additional Information:

  • 3 Temporary, duration up to 9 months, 1075 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Friday, March 3, 2017
  • T-HL-104397/17(3)
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, March 17, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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