Builder Program Oversight

The physician builder and clinical builder programs benefit from joint oversight and secretarial services.

Connect Care Clinician Builder Program Committee

The Clinical Builder Program (CBP) Committee establishes the understanding, tools, processes, and relationships that Alberta Health Services (AHS) needs to enable qualified clinicians and physicians to become effective design contributors and change agents through all phases of the Connect Care initiative. Clinical Builders (CB) improve communications between the information technology team and users by bridging clinical and technical domains. CBs also generate clinical content prototypes, facilitate personalization, and promote meaningful use of the Connect Care clinical information system (CIS). This responsibility is consistent with the following operating principles:

  1. Integrate across the care continuum – favour seamless information flows over niche solutions.

  2. Move fast and learn fast – make timely, clear and actionable decisions, staying on schedule. Learn from previous work and experiences.

  3. Oversight over control – enable builders to function autonomously, ensure consistency through alignment to organizational principles and procedures.

  4. Serve Clinical Purpose – builder effort will serve clinical, operational and health system improvement with easy access to information about healthcare choices and consequences.

  5. Think “Yes” first – Builders who have a mindset of service to others is critical. Explore creative solutions over entrenched practices.

  6. Support provincial clinical informatics and their communities – create and promote clinical informatics, fellowship, and community growth opportunities.


In order for CBs and other related AHS team members to have a clear line of sight in and out of build activities, the CBs need to be clearly linked to Connect Care governance. Given the close alignment of CB workflows to CIS content decisions, this committee, reporting to Connect Care Content and Standard committee, will:

  • Provide governance oversight to the AHS builder community (e.g.: clinical content, physician builders, non-IT analyst, research)

  • Create standards and norms for the builder community and their interactions across AHS (e.g.: Establishing training requirements for builders to access appropriate environments, defining builder change control processes).

  • Provide escalation pathway for Connect Care Councils for all clinical builder related issues.

  • Serve as the intake body for the builder community build requests.

  • Serve as the consultative body to Connect Care executive committees for strategic provincial build requests.

  • Serve as the primary contact point for AHS Stakeholder Groups (e.g.: Strategic Clinical Networks).

  • Develop the AHS Builder Community of Practice.


The CBP Committee scope includes all streams of clinical activities across AHS and the care continuum. It is responsible for developing, characterizing, and/or reviewing workflows and process impacting CBs ability to deliver on the benefits realization work of this Committee.

Many issues and decisions relevant to the CBP Committee also relate to other CC committees, councils, advisory groups and to AHS zone governance structures. This committee and its working groups will work closely with other oversight groups to allocate issues and align decisions efficiently.

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