Gila is a bilingual English/French facilitator and project manager with experience in national and international consensus building, conflict resolution, and stakeholder management. Subject matter expertise includes health informatics standards and privacy, security and risk management. CISSP certification since 2004. Gila has been conducting business and technical analysis and developing whitepapers, specifications, educational materials as well as writing articles and other communication materials since 1999. In addition to her work in healthcare IT, Gila provides leadership communications and facilitation seminars to businesses and facilitates team building workshops. She also has core expertise in conflict resolution and consensus building, and has been leveraging those skills in all her work. Most notably, Gila’s consensus building skills have been commended in her work at both HITSP (USA), IHE International and HL7 Inc. Gila Pyke LinkedinIn all her work, Gila has demonstrated the ability to facilitate challenging discussions, conflict resolution, standards development, maintenance and balloting, training sessions, and governance activities. Gila excels in expressing complex concepts in easy to understand terms specific to different audiences.

Cognaissance has over a decade of experience conducting projects in the Healthcare IT world. Among the more recent assignments were:
Managed and facilitated the IHE Document Sharing

Managed and facilitated the IHE Document Sharing Metadata Redocumentation project to rewrite a key standard document for healthcare IT integration

Planned, facilitated, recruited speakers

Planned, facilitated, recruited speakers and conducted follow-up survey and webinars for a Healthcare IT workshop as part of a state-wide conference in Michigan for healthcare providers and suppliers

Led core team of Privacy Principal Engineers

Led core team of Privacy Principal Engineers in the development of Privacy and Security procedures and supporting tools to integrate Privacy and Security By Design into all design engineering activities. Project included providing hands-on mentoring to develop privacy and security subject matter expertise across the design engineering team

Researched and mapped adoption of IHE profiles

Researched and mapped adoption of IHE profiles across Canada, identified opportunities to leverage IHE profiles to solve priority Canadian use cases and liaised with Canadian standards constituency to identify opportunities for collaboration with IHE International

Developed a Common Privacy Framework

Developed a Common Privacy Framework (CPF) for the implementation of Privacy and Consent across Ontario, and obtained province-wide approval of challenging privacy implementation requirements

Conducted quantitative and qualitative research

Conducted quantitative and qualitative research on current privacy practices of provincial health service providers to support the development of an achievable and relevant Common Privacy Framework