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Chief Medical Informatics & Digital Health Officer

Job ID: 953795
Facility: Vidant Health
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Sep 23, 2022

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About ECU Health Medical Center

ECU Health Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the 974-bed flagship hospital for ECU Health and serves as the primary teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health Medical Center has achieved Magnet® designation twice and provides acute and intermediate care, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people.

Position Summary

 

As a key strategic executive for Vidant Health, the Chief Medical Informatics and Digital Health Officer (CMIDHO), will develop and execute strategies to optimize and transform care delivery models and the clinician-patient experience through the smart use of the EHR, digital tools, advanced technologies, services and processes. The CMIDHO will develop these strategies in collaboration with executive and clinical leaders taking into consideration clinical, administrative, operational, research and educational needs of the organization.  The CMIDHO will set the digital health vision and align the use of technology with health system strategies and key clinical priorities.

The CMIDHO serves as the evangelist of technology enabled clinical transformation by setting the tone, spurring enthusiasm, and challenging current wisdom.  As change agent, the CMIDHO will engage multi-disciplinary teams and build enabling capabilities to reimagine care delivery and processes that support personalized human experiences across all touchpoints.  The CMIDHO will balance the excitement and investment in digital heath technologies with the adoption and value proposition that is complex and multifaceted.

The CMIDHO has the dual responsibility to maintain and incrementally improve the EHR and core technology systems and platforms while also leading and supporting digital transformational activities.  This will require striking the right balance between short term improvement and long term value and exploring new opportunities in the digital world while addressing existing operational challenges through the available digital means.

The CMIDHO tracks industry trends and practices to stay at the forefront of digital health transformation and applied informatics and is a thought leader responsible for identifying innovation opportunities and implementing leading evidence-based practice.   The CMIDHO leads the development and integration of a multi-year roadmap to advance Vidant’s use of Epic and other advanced technologies to ultimately provide best in class patient care, and ensure organizational support around the identified goals, strategies, budgets, and metrics.

In close partnership with the CMO, the CMIO drives excellence in clinical practice and delivery of safe, effective, evidence-based care. The CMIDHO nurtures the alliance between the clinical operational team and Information Services (IS) and will leverage clinical and informatics expertise to translate strategies into measurable, actionable plans.    The CMIDHO consistently promotes an environment of engagement between physicians, team members and leadership.  Additionally, the CMIDHO collaborates with leadership, management and colleagues at respected academic health systems, professional associations, and vendor peer groups. The CMIDHO also collaborates with ECU on curriculum development and teaching programs to train the next generation of physician leaders in clinical and health informatics. 

The CMIDHO will also design, lead, and participate in clinical and operational governance committees to ensure that clinical insight and input are part of all key decisions. The CMIDHO will continue to practice in their specialty for 20% of their time.

 

Responsibilities

Formulate a comprehensive informatics strategic plan in conjunction with the overall strategic planning process of Vidant Health by assessing environmental issues, market needs and potential resource constraints, and opinions and recommendations of key stakeholders.

Communicate and champion the informatics strategic vision and act as the liaison between clinicians, Information Services, executive leadership and operations in execution of the strategic plan. This will require translating the vision, strategy and complex data into practical, actionable terms relatable to all levels of the organization and stakeholders; and, being resourceful in setting priorities and guiding investments.

Recommend and present the business case for new and innovative approaches and solutions and create clinical buy-in for change.
Lead providers related to system usability and adoption, and collaborate with others leading clinical effectiveness, quality, and population health initiatives.

Develop and implement metrics for provider engagement, adoption and usability of the EHR and other clinical technology.

Build relationships with physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, ancillary departments, and other patient care providers to develop an understanding of their workflow and data needs and facilitate the development and use of clinical information systems and analytic solutions.

Maintain knowledge of technology advancements including predictive models, AI and other informatics tools in clinical decision support and workflow optimization.

Interpret industry trends, local healthcare provider activities, and healthcare data and technology advancements to conceptualize and develop areas where technology, data and analytics can drive operating efficiencies, clinical/quality improvements, cost savings, and reduce burnout, for both internal and external stakeholders.

Anticipate and lead novel approaches to leveraging technology in advancing access to care, quality, and experience.

Collaborate with other organizations leveraging Epic and other clinical information services to advance practices at Vidant and to promote guidelines and approaches that will benefit North Carolinians.

Promote continuous learning and improvement based on quantitative and qualitative information regarding patient outcomes and experiences.

Minimum Requirements

Doctor of Medicine (MD or DO) with at least five years practicing while leveraging an EHR for care delivery; eligibility for unrestricted license to practice in North Carolina

At least 2 years of significant leadership experience in a clinical informatics role within a health care system leveraging an electronic health record

Board Certification in appropriate specialty

Visionary and global thinking related to the use of technology in medicine

Experience coaching, mentoring, persuading, leading and advising health care providers in the use of clinical information systems and data to provide high quality patient care and manage the health of at-risk populations

Excellent collaboration and influencing skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team and navigate enterprise politics and matrixed relationships

Other Information

  • Full-Time position.

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Aubrey Williams, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]

Tel: (252) 417-5486

   

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