Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)

University of Iowa Health Care

Iowa City, IA Healthcare

Job Reference #: 73580

This faculty position rank is open within the clinical track based on candidate of choice qualifications and interview evaluation (tenure track, clinical track or Associate (non-track) option based on identified candidate).  The candidate of choice will be a licensed physician and a UI Carver College of Medicine faculty member with recent medical practice experience in an academic medical center comprising inpatient, outpatient and procedural activity.
This is a two-year appointment, renewable. The physician recruited to this position will dedicate at least 50 percent effort to the role of CMIO and up to 50 percent will be spent maintaining an active medical practice and providing patient care in an appropriate clinical setting. The position reports to the UI Health Care Chief Information Officer and the UIP Executive Director.
To apply for this position visit our website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/ and search job listings
by the Faculty category, Requisition 73580.
Position Summary and Responsibilities – Chief Medical Information Officer:
The Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) position rank is an open within the clinical track (tenure track, clinical track or Associate (non-track) option based on identified candidate) and is responsible for supporting the development of information systems that assist clinicians in the delivery of high quality patient care in an academic setting. The CMIO represents the needs and requirements of the physician community and serves as an advocate of Health Care Information Systems (HCIS) in promoting the use of information technology in the clinical setting. The CMIO directs the HCIS Clinical Informatics Division, is an integral member of the Health Care Information Systems department and is responsible for optimizing existing enterprise systems for clinicians and translating clinician requirements into specifications for new enterprise systems.
  • Creates and supervises clinical optimization teams consisting of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, ancillary staff and other providers to review and enhance system utilization and configuration to improve the efficiency and outcomes of clinical care. 
  • Leads, facilitates and chairs clinician advisory groups in the design of clinical systems to support excellence in patient care, education and research. Engages patient care providers in varying roles including physicians, pharmacists, nursing practitioners, nursing staff, ancillary department personnel, and medical records professionals to contribute to the development and use of the clinical information system. Builds relationships with physicians to gain support of IT initiatives. Is highly responsive to users needs, including training, to assure wide spread acceptance and provider use of the clinical systems. 
  • Engages and builds relationships with patient care providers in varying roles including physicians, pharmacists, nursing practitioners, nursing staff, ancillary department personnel, and medical records professionals to gain support of IT initiatives and to contribute to the development and use of the clinical information system.
  • 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. 
  • Works as a team member of HCIS to design and supervise the implementation of systems supporting patient care, education and research activities. Advises HCIS staff on systems configuration and support issues.  
  • 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. 
  • Serves as a member of the Hospital Information Systems Advisory Subcommittee, Health Information Management Subcommittee and other UI Health Care committees.
  • Provides clinical leadership in the development and deployment of solutions that cluster information in disease and episodic categories for benchmarking, clinical severity, public reporting and variance analysis. Designs and evaluates collection of data for clinical purposes, including tracking and interpretation of outcomes. 
  • Assumes a leadership position in reviewing regional and national trends, experiences and approaches in health information systems to identify best practices that assist in the development of clinical health information strategies.  Actively participates in regional and national initiatives relating to health care information technology.
  • Works with the leaders of research and education programs to ensure that academic and research needs are taken into account when planning and implementing clinical systems for patient care.
  • Facilitates planning and implementation for the integration of clinical and research databases. 
  • Maintains an active medical practice in area of specialty and provides patient care in appropriate clinical setting.
    A cover letter is desired as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Lee Carmen (lee-carmen@uiowa.edu) or Lisa Carmack (lisa-carmack@uiowa.edu)
    Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 
Education Required
The Chief Medical Information Officer will be a licensed physician and a UI Carver College of Medicine faculty member with recent medical practice experience in an academic medical center comprising inpatient, outpatient and procedural activity.  
Experience Requirements
  • Previous clinical experience providing patient care with practical experience with electronic health information systems including configuration, implementation and support, in an ambulatory or hospital setting.
  • Strong history of effectively building consensus with excellent interpersonal skills and effectively working with a diversity of personalities. Must be approachable, show respect for others and be able to present data with effective communication and presentation skills. 
  • Understanding of clinical work flow in inpatient, outpatient and operating room settings, clinical information systems and outcomes measurement. 
  • Experience providing strong leadership with a mature sense of priorities and solid practical experience in the design and implementation of systems within the framework of technical boundaries. 
  • Experience evaluating problems at an institutional level with ability to be strategically focused, politically savvy, and culturally aware.  
  • Successfully operate with high ambiguity in a matrix management model. 
  • Management experience with a track record of leading a collaborative team promoting creative problem solving in a fast paced environment 
Desired Qualifications
  • Board Certification in Clinical Informatics 
  • Experience with research and external research funding is highly desirable
  • Experience in project management and process design is highly desirable.
  • Experience and ability to develop flexible, transferable models for pathways of care. 
  • Understand systems thinking with strong organizational skills to manage projects on time within budget. 
  • Training and practical experience with LEAN process design is preferred. 
  • Contemporary clinician who understands major trends in healthcare and managed care with knowledge of point of care products and medical informatics trends and tools.
To apply for this position visit our website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/ and search job listings
by the Faculty category, Requisition 73580.
Competitive salary and outstanding fringe benefits.  Applicant credentials subject to verification.   The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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Job ID: 67288

Posted 17 days ago

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