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Steven Tam

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Steven has over 16 years of experience in healthcare legal, privacy and data governance roles in which he focused on supporting healthcare innovation and improvement through strategic and practical advice on managing legal and privacy risks. He served as General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) for over 12 years where he helped the health authority develop its privacy program from the ground up.  He also led the development of the General Health Information Sharing Agreement (GHISA), a unified, overarching agreement signed in 2013 between the BC Ministry of Health and all BC health authorities, which governs almost all sharing of health information across the province for provision of care, research, quality improvement and healthcare planning.


He was also appointed as VCH’s first Chief Data Governance Officer, a role in which he developed an enterprise data governance model to transform how data is strategically governed and managed so that higher quality data is made accessible more quickly to clinicians, researchers and administrators to deliver better care and improve our healthcare system, while enhancing data security, privacy and ethical use of health data.


Steven is a frequent speaker on healthcare privacy and data governance ranging from guest lecturing at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC to presenting at conferences, such as CityAge Data Effect, Reboot Annual Healthcare Summit & the Public Sector Network Roadshow.


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