Vice President & CIO
University Health Network
Integrated CIO, Shared Information Management Services
Lydia Lee is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for University Health Network (UHN), a leading multi-site acute care teaching hospital in Toronto. In this role, Lydia provides strategic leadership in the areas of information management, information technology, privacy, medical engineering and human factors engineering support services. Lydia has been at UHN for more than seven years serving in several different leadership roles focusing on clinical integration, performance improvement, patient safety and health system redesign.
In addition to her UHN responsibilities, Lydia is the Integrated Chief Information Officer for the Shared Information Management Services (SIMS) Partnership – a collaboration of health care provider organizations that span the continuum of care in Toronto. These organizations work together to transform health care delivery by leveraging information management and technology.
Lydia is currently President and Chair of the Board of Directors of COACH, Canada’s Health Informatics Association, a national association dedicated to developing and promoting health informatics professionals and their accomplishments within the Canadian health system.
Previously, Lydia has held numerous positions in healthcare administration and consulting, focusing on strategic alliances, integrated health system planning, large-scale project management and evidence-based health care. Lydia received her B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and her M.B.A. in Finance and Management from the University of Texas.