Presenting Gail Crook, our opening keynote speaker

The Information Without Borders Conference is excited to announce that the opening keynote speaker at the 2016 conference will be Gail Crook, CEO and Registrar of the Canadian Health Information Management Association.

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Gail has been a certified member of the Canadian College of Health Information Management since 1982.  She is also been a certified member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders since 1999.   Gail has an extensive background in developing and applying the principles of privacy and security of patient records; the collection, dissemination and quality of health information; and work experiences regarding the transition to the Electronic Health Record.  Gail sits on many National and Provincial committees and has published and presented both nationally and internationally on these subjects.

Gail became the Chief Executive Officer and Registrar for the Canadian Health Information Management Association in March of 2001.   In this role she works with the CHIMA Board of Directors, CHIMA members and external stakeholders to ensure the quality of Health Information submitted to numerous Provincial and National databases, polices and position statements for the privacy of patient information, and the development of a sound e-HIM strategy to ensure the successful transition of records management principles from the paper to the Electronic Health Record in Canada.