Chief Clinical Information Officer
Yvonne Goff is the Chief Clinical Information Officer of the Health Service Executive. A radiographer by background, she has over 18 years of experience in the Health Sector with five of these directly involved in Informatics. Having completed an MSc in Health Informatics (TCD) in 2010 she joined the national implementation team of the NIMIS project as both a project manager and subject matter expert. In this role Yvonne has driven the implementation of PACS/RIS systems into a large number of hospital with a broad range of complexities.
Having been a key driver of one of the largest eHealth projects in Ireland to date, Yvonne has developed an expertise in project delivery in difficult environments. She has proven ability in driving process change and meeting targets, while at the same time possessing an understanding of the clinical and patient needs for such developments. She has presented at major international conferences on such aspects.
In 2015 Yvonne was appointed as Chief Clinical Information Officer for the Health Services Executive (Ireland). In this role, and previously, she has supported and driven the need for progression of eHealth solutions across Ireland. She has an inherent knowledge of the needs of the clinician and the patient, but sees the benefits in progressing aspects such as standardisation, quality and safety, and effective and efficient system implementation. She currently coordinates the Council of Clinical Information Officers (HSE) which provides clinical governance to the delivery of eHealth solutions and is proving to be a rapidly growing arena for the eHealth enthusiasts to share their views and thoughts openly.
Work aside, Yvonne comes from a farming background, and with a young family, she knows all about hard work and the irrelevance of a clock when the work needs to be done! She welcomes a challenge but, as a former rugby player, she is no push-over!