Classification Title: Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)
Department: Health Care Information Systems and UIP
Salary: Commensurate Faculty position, Two Year Appointment (Renewable)
Percent of Time: 50% CMIO, 50% faculty member at UI Carver College of Medicine
Location: Carver College of Medicine
Faculty Type: Faculty, Open Rank Clinical Track (tenure track, clinical track or Associate (non-track) option based on identified candidate)
Type of Position: Regular
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.
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 Lisa Carmack ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.
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