Catherine Claiter-Larsen

Catherine Claiter

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Catherine Claiter-Larsen joined Island Health in August 2005.

As Vice President, Quality Systems and Chief Information Officer, Catherine is responsible for advancing the infrastructure that enables excellence at Island Health. Catherine provides strategic oversight for major quality systems capital projects, including IHealth, Island Health’s transformational Electronic Health Record (EHR) initiative, and the Unit Dose Medication Distribution project. Catherine is also responsible for Island Health’s strategic relationship with Cerner, the ORCAH Institute, which aims to improve population health through innovation using Island Health’s Cerner-based EHR.

The Quality Systems portfolio is led by a team of senior leaders who oversee a broad range of functions and services, including Information Management and Information Technology (IM/IT), the Enterprise Project Delivery Office, Clinical Informatics, Health Information Management, and Telehealth.

Catherine has extensive experience in strategic planning, senior IM/IT management, and clinical change management. Catherine is known in the health informatics industry for her passion, drive, knowledge of Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions, and her commitment to capacity building through leadership development.

Since joining Island Health, Catherine and her team have established the foundation for Island Health’s One Person, One Record EHR solution, with a single, integrated information system implemented across all acute and residential care facilities. With this foundation in place, Island Health is now pursuing the next generation EHR that will be used to enable health and care across the continuum of services Island Health provides.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Science from the University of Victoria, and is actively involved in a number of national Health Informatics committees and organizations.

To contact Catherine please call her assistant, Lisa Grubesic at 250.519.5300 x 12097 or e-mail: Lisa.Grubesic@viha.ca.