Physician, Nurse Practitioner and Midwife Leadership

Physician, Nurse Practitioner, and Midwife involvement is crucial to the success of the IHealth initiative to ensure quality outcomes. Island Health is fortunate to have the expertise and commitment of many physician partners on an island-wide basis.

The Physician Accountability Group (PAG) is the body that governs Physician-based decisions in relation to the IHealth initiative as outlined in the IHealth Governance Structure. PAG membership is comprised of medical leaders from Island Health and strategic leadership partners. The Physician Accountability Group is chaired by Dr. Mary-Lyn Fyfe, the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) and reports to the Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee (HAMAC).

IHealth Physician Leads provide physician leadership within focused cross-continuum streams of the IHealth initiative. The Physician Leads also report to Dr. Mary-Lyn Fyfe.

Physician champions have been identified by Department/Division Heads who provide regional representation to support specific project streams (i.e. Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE)/Clinical Decision Support (CDS), Change Management, and Clinical Documentation) as part of the IHealth initiative.

The IHealth Physician Site/Geographic Site Leads work with local physician champions to support the change initiative.

dr-mary-lyn-fyfe-114cDr. Mary-Lyn Fyfe

Chief Medical Information Officer
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avatar-physician-114x114Physician Accountability Group Members


Dr. Alex Hoechsmann
Physician Lead, Change Management

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Dr. André de Wit
Physician Lead, Clinical Documentation & Community EMR Solution
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Program Change Champions
Dr. Willie Pewarchuk
Physician Lead,
Computerized Provider
Order Entry
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Computerized Provider Order Entry Champions / Clinical Decision Support Champions
dr-kennard-tan-114cDr. Kennard Tan
Physician Lead, Clinical Analytics,
Benefits, Research & Reporting
dr-steve-holland-114cDr. Steve Holland

Physician Lead, Community EMR Implementation


dr-lonn-myronuk-114x114Dr. Lonn Myronuk

Physician Site Lead – NRGH