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UT Health Chief Medical Information Officer in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Chief Medical Information Officer

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Executive

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 180002D2

Position Summary:

The Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) leads and is responsible for the planning and implementation of information systems used in the clinical environment and facilitates UT Health’s clinical enterprise strategic plan. The CMIO provides strategic and tactical leadership for clinical systems initiatives across the enterprise, which encompasses a large Faculty Practice Plan. The CMIO provides leadership and vision as UT Health embarks on a significant EMR transformation and implementation.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Serves as the primary liaison between IT and ambulatory clinical communities.

  2. Chairs the appropriate clinical information system committee(s).

  3. Oversees strategic planning with a budget responsibility.

  4. Builds relationships with physicians to gain support of IT initiatives; highly responsive to users’ needs, including training, to assure wide spread acceptance and provider use of the clinical systems.

  5. Reviews medical informatics trends, experiences and approaches; develops technical and application implementation strategies and assists in the development of strategic plans for clinical information systems based on medical informatics trends and best practices.

  6. Leads development of clinical "rules" supporting patient care and protocol research as well as the design of clinical system features supporting protocol management and the use of the system to leverage the clinicians' time and maximize communication with affiliates and referring physicians.

  7. Leads and facilitates key clinical leadership groups in the creation of required clinical content, protocols, workflows and related system usage policies.

  8. Serves as the primary physician champion for all major clinical IT projects including the EMR implementation.

  9. Creates and supervises clinical optimization teams to review and enhance system utilization and configuration to improve the efficiency and outcomes of clinical care.

  10. Maintains awareness of existing and emerging technology, regulatory, and market factors and assists in the development of the IT strategy and plan.

  11. Works with senior clinical leadership in deploying standardized evidence-based best practices in medicine, clinical content and ensures adoption of best practices.

  12. Works in concert with Information Technology (IT) and Quality departments to design and implement systems supporting patient care, research activities, and quality improvement.

  13. Oversees data governance by identifying and addressing critical data quality management issues and monitoring and improving quality data.

  14. Acts as an advocate for the protection of patient privacy and the security of protected health information.

  15. Supports various regulatory compliance activities including HIPAA, Meaningful Use, and Billing Compliance.

  16. Takes ownership of UT Physicians by gaining credibility, trust and authority to create policies and procedures to drive change towards standardization and integration.

  17. Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection; hiring and termination, training, development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  18. Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded; financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

  19. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Ability to drive change, while communicating effectively and producing evidence to support change.

  • A visionary leader that is also operational and can effectively communicate between executive leadership and all levels of IT.

  • Strong technical capabilities.

  • Ability to prioritize projects and set realistic timelines.

  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and can work effectively with a diversity of personalities.

  • Approachable and show respect for others.

  • Able to present data with effective communication and presentation skills.

  • An effective consensus builder.

  • Strong leader with a mature sense of priorities and solid practical experience who can design and implement systems within the framework of technical boundaries.

  • Politically savvy.

  • Systems thinker with strong organizational skills who can pull all the pieces together and deliver on time and within budget.

  • Strong manager who is adaptable and has a strong collaborative management style, a creative thinker with high energy and enthusiasm, and a team player who promotes the concepts of people working together versus individual performance.

  • Contemporary clinician who understands major trends in healthcare and managed care, and is familiar with point of care products and medical informatics trends and tools.

  • Expertise in process improvement, data analysis and the use of information systems to develop and support outcome measurement and management desirable.

Minimum Education:

Licensed and board certified MD/DO with recent clinical experience.

Minimum Experience:

Five (5) years of experience as an IT physician leader with progressive leadership responsibilities in a complex healthcare environment ; experience in medical informatics, clinical systems implementation, process re-design and change management associated with introduction of IT to clinical culture; familiarity with products and medical informatics trends and tools. Established track record of accomplishments in management, particularly involving successful, collaborative work with physicians. Practical experience with electronic health information systems including configuration, implementation, support and optimization in an ambulatory or hospital setting is required.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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