Kathleen Lavoie

Kathleen Lavoie
School of Health & Life Sciences
ProgramBachelor of Applied Health Information Science (Honours)
Academic and Professional Designations
  • BSc (HIS)
  • MMSc
  • PMP
  • CIPP/C
  • Professor, Bachelor of Applied Health Information Science
  • BAHIS Program Coordinator
Courses Taught
  • Health Informatics I, II
  • Information Science Capstone Project
  • Health Information Management I, II, III
  • Solving Problem in Health Informatics
  • Privacy, Security & Confidentiality
  • Health Care Governance in Canada
  • Change Management
Areas of Expertise & InterestChampions innovation with a passion for Privacy, Information Management with a focus on developing flexible, scalable solutions for consumer and organizational problems. Diverse experience in high-growth, startup, and turnaround environments with extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry.
Industry Experience, Professional Currency ActivitiesInfluential Privacy, Security, Information Management and IT Management Executive with 20 years of achievement in leveraging information and technology to drive organizational growth, performance, profitability, and expand intellectual property capital. Acts as a change agent, capable of orchestrating transformative business strategy through data-driven decisions.
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications

Kathleen has a proven track record in the integration, alignment and implementation of Information Management and Technology processes across healthcare organizations to enable the achievement of the organization's overall business plan, strategic and operational goals, as well as supporting significant transformation with effective use of change management principles.

Additional InformationKathleen previously worked at Grand River Hospital (GRH) which is one of Ontario's largest and most unique community hospitals, as a member of the senior leadership team, in the role Chief Information Management Officer (CIMO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). Her portfolio included information technology, information security, biomedical engineering, telecommunications, clinical informatics, records management, transcription, coding, patient registration, patient scheduling, release of information, privacy & access office, and decision support.