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Carolyn Trumper, RN, BScN, MA, FHSI, CHE

Discipline/Program
Health Care Management Post Diploma Certificate
Phone
403.314.2486 Extension 4
Biography

Room: Online Instructor

Carolyn has been in healthcare for over 25 years and has great depth and breadth of leadership in nursing, quality improvement, patient safety, accreditation, regulation, legislation and health policy. An accomplished health systems leader and known innovator she has worked collaboratively across the health system in integration and improvement of complex systems through effective partnerships with clinicians, academia, government, health regulatory colleges, associations and public agencies. She is an experienced facilitator and trained mediator.
Carolyn has participated on and influenced numerous provincial strategies in population health, health system design and delivery, provincial and national nursing regulatory and health policy issues. This includes most recently issues and policy and legislative changes for safe consumption sites, Naloxone prescribing, Primary Health Care Reform, Health Technology assessment. Medical Assistance in Dying, Health Professions Act, Nursing Standards, Health Quality and Patient Safety Initiatives through AHS, HQCA and Alberta Health. Carolyn has been previously on the  Ministerial Appointed Committee for  Nursing Representative to Provincial Health Information and Data Governance Committee, Medical Assistance in Dying Regulatory Committee.
Carolyn is an experienced decision maker in strategies for increasing patient, public and member engagement through  implementation and utilization of gamification, digital communication, crowd- sourcing using social media platforms for convergent and divergent thinking, on-line webinars and outreach. Carolyn Is passionate about health, healthcare and using improvement and innovation to improve population and patient outcomes. Carolyn has recently returned to AHS as the Executive Director of Integrated Quality Management, Clinical Information Systems,  Clinical Education and Performance and Planning for the Central Zone.

Education

Fellowship Health System Improvement (FHSI) Faculty of Public Health, University of Alberta
Canadian Healthcare Executive (CHE), Canadian College of Healthcare Leaders
MA, Communications and Technology, University of Alberta
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Certification, Canadian Healthcare Association
BScN with Distinction, University of Alberta
Occupational Health Nurse Certification, Grant McEwan University
Diploma Registered Nurse, Red Deer College 

Scholarly Activity

Selected Conference Presentations
• 2017 March – (IHE) Institute of Health Economics Innovation Forum. Building a Community Based Health System
• 2017 O’Brien Institute for Public Health: Health Information Exchange
• 2011 – Presenter, Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Alberta Research Ethics Community Consensus Initiative The Power of Networks
• 2008 May – Co-Presenter, International Conference, Community University Partnerships, Victoria – Building Evidence Literacy Capacity within a Regional Health Authority: Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Practice. Collaborative Project with David Thompson Health Region (DTHR), SEARCH Canada, Red Deer College (RDC), Center for Health Evidence (CHE)
• 2008 April – Presenter, Canadian Healthcare Association, Ottawa – Significant Event Analysis: An Emerging Best Practice.
• 2007 – Co-Presenter, SEARCH Canada Conference LOCATE – Level of Care and Transfer of Information Effectiveness. Collaboration with SEARCH Canada, David Thompson Health Region, Calgary Health Region and City of Edmonton Emergency Medical Services.
• 2007 – Co-Presenter, Research Transfer Network of Alberta: Research Transfer, International Conference Building Evidence Literacy Capacity within a Regional Health Authority: Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Practice. Collaborative Project with DTHR, SEARCH Canada, Red Deer College, Center for Health Evidence
• 2007 – Co-Presenter, Red Deer College Nursing and Allied Health Research Day – LOCATE – Level of Care and Transfer of Information Effectiveness. Collaboration with SEARCH Canada, David Thompson Health Region, Calgary Health Region and City of Edmonton Emergency Medical Services.

Professional Memberships
• Canadian Association of Health Services Policy Research
• College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
• Canadian College Health Leaders
• Alberta Evaluation Network
• Society of Participatory Medicine
• International Association of Nursing Health Leader