The health sector is made up of a vast number of health organizations. The sheer size of the sector has led to a planning discipline that is different in each health authority.
This courageous endeavour, led by the Health IT Strategy Branch, brought together sector leaders to develop a sector-wide Information Management Information Technology (IMIT) strategic plan.
The planning effort spanned over 12 months. It was kicked off by a meeting in June 2013 that brought together over 70 health sector leaders to express their needs and desires of how IMIT could help improve their results. This led to the development of a vision, mission, and a set of principles, followed by the development of goals and strategic priorities.
Highly collaborative in its design, the CIO Council (a council of Chief Information Officers from all health authorities) completed the first draft in early 2014; it is now being finalized and vetted through various stakeholders prior to being implemented.