Our graduates are entrepreneurs and employees in organizations large and small. They work across all sectors of society from nurses in community clinics, to health information managers in large urban hospitals, to restorative dental hygienists in family-operated clinics. The thread that joins them is how their George Brown education prepared them for career success.
Alumnus Alison Hepburn
Health Information Management
As Health Records and Privacy Team Lead at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Alison Hepburn has a weighty responsibility on her hands: ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and security of the information of thousands of former and current patients at the organization’s five sites and six buildings across the city. Working out of Toronto Rehab’s University Avenue site, Hepburn, with the support of nine staff members whom she oversees, ensures proper protocols and guidelines are followed when handling patient information, such as when health information is transferred between hospital departments, or is provided to outside parties such as insurers or lawyers. As well, she’s helping to facilitate the organization’s transition from hard copy to electronic patient records. “Ultimately, I work on behalf of the patient to make sure their information is handled properly and respectfully. Without our department, there would be no one to manage the information on patients and how to care for them – and what do you have without that?” Hepburn says. [Read more...]