Enterprise architecture (EA) is a discipline for proactively and holistically leading enterprise responses to disruptive forces by identifying and analyzing the execution of change toward desired business vision and outcomes. The One Person One Experience Team has been working with a tool called Sparx Enterprise Architecture since 2017. Today we will describe where we started, the evolution of enterprise architecture within our team, how we standardized our modelling language and the future of EA in the Nova Scotia Health System context.
Thomas Armstrong, analyst on the One Person One Experience program at Nova Scotia Health. Thomas joined the team in early 2020 after spending over 12 years working in sport. His time in sport spanned different disciplines while working with grassroot athletes and recreationalists to professionals and Olympic/Paralympic athletes in tennis, baseball and cycling. Thomas’ main roles included looking at sport through a biomechanical and coaching perspective to help increase performance and decrease rate of injury, or to promote rehabilitation from an injury. Part of his work was also heavily involved in the adaptation and creation of sport equipment (mostly cycling related) to better enable access and sport to individuals with cognitive or physical disabilities. Though very different from sport, Thomas has been able to transfer a lot of his skills over to his new career in health informatics. Especially, those related to problem solving, analysis, and process improvement/change. After joining the OPOE team, he has been able to apply these skills to become a valuable asset to the development, implementation and application of a new enterprise architecture structure. By learning and utilizing standards such as TOGAF, BPM+, UML, ArchiMate, and software such as Sparx Enterprise Architect.
Merrilyn White brings with her over 20 years' experience in the Information Technology profession with a proficiency in analysis, data architecture and solution delivery. Primarily working in the healthcare sector where she supported leaders in interpreting their needs, helping them leverage data for process improvement while aligning with strategic priorities. As well as, implementing technology solutions promoting efficiency and standardization for users. This aligns well with the One Person One Experience (OPE) vision of improving the healthcare experience for Nova Scotians by providing the right information to the right person at the right time. Since joining the OPE team Merrilyn assists with standardization and pre-readiness work. Where she is dedicated to developing and implementing an enterprise architecture framework consisting of modeling the business processes and information systems for common understand amongst stakeholders.
Lindsay Bertrand is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Certified Clinical Anesthesia Assistant who spent 15 years at IWK Health in both front-line and management roles. She joined the One Person One Experience Team as the Clinical Lead, Physician Support/Manager, Physician Informatics in August 2020. In her current role, Lindsay focuses on health system transformation for Nova Scotia physicians, most recently through the launch of a provincial eConsult Proof of Concept. Overall, Lindsay is passionate about improving the health system within our province through the development and implementation of integrated, technology-enabled tools, with a focus on safety, high-quality care and patient/provider satisfaction.
Kirti Minocha started her health care journey in 2017 as a Masters of Health Informatics student while working alongside at Nova Scotia Health. With almost 5 years of experience in the Health information management sector, Kirti’s array of experience seeks to continuously improve efficacy in information retrieval to support the NS Health strategy in implementing a provincial CIS system. Kirti has played an integral role in modeling key elements of clinical, business, and technology entities amongst our health care environment. Working with Enterprise Architect solutions and the IMIT working group, she is dedicated to develop, model and document our complex healthcare environment.
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