The Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) provides physician leadership to support design, development, adoption, application, and evaluation of clinical information systems including the electronic health record for the delivery of patient care at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s). The CMIO will be responsible for supporting the clinical information needs that enable Lurie Children’s to achieve the strategic and operational goals described in annual and multi-year workplans, serving as the critical bridge to Lurie Children’s clinician end-users, ensuring clinician input in decision making and driving more efficient use of resources. The CMIO chairs the Provider Advisory Council to ensure the needs and requirements of the clinical community are met. The CMIO will promote the use of information technology in the clinical setting to improve safety, quality, patient and family satisfaction, efficiency in delivery of care, and integration. The CMIO is also the Co-Chair of the Community Connect Governance Committee to ensure internal and external programs reflect the needs of the community providers and are aligned. The CMIO will also ensure the use of informatics to support the needs of regulatory compliance. The CMIO will support the integration of clinical and research needs and seek solutions and that support our organizational needs.
The position will work in partnership and collaboration with the Lurie Children’s Information Management Department, Center for Quality and Safety, Chief Research Informatics Officer and Clinical Chairs and Division Heads across the organization to fully support, communicate, and educate about initiatives across the enterprise. The CMIO will serve as in integral member in driving adoption and utilization of our clinical systems, developing clinical system roadmaps aligned with our organizational goals, and align the work of our provider builders and power users to these needs. The CMIO will be a member of the faculty of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, based at Lurie Children’s. The physician recruited to this position will spend at least 80% of their time as CMIO and is expected to participate actively in clinical care for the balance of their time.
Collaborates and communicates broadly with the Medical Staff, both institutional and community based, to ensure that informatics needs of inpatient, outpatient, and community clinicians are understood and reflected in our implementation and support plans.
Sponsors and/or participates in clinical information system implementation teams, governance and priorities.
Builds relationships and conducts needs assessments with patient care providers. Gains the support and consensus of clinician leadership and faculty regarding information technology needs and priorities based on needs assessments.
Maintains an intricate understanding of organizational culture, driving physician change management and empowering physician representation in informational systems development and implementation throughout Lurie Children’s.
Develops and implements strategies and performance monitoring programs to improve utilization and adoption of clinical systems
Owns accountability for driving improved utilization of clinical systems to justify and maximize the return on institutional investments
Demonstrates and promotes collaboration by serving as a business partner. Engages patient care providers with varying roles to contribute to the development and use of the clinical information systems.
Advances individual and population health outcomes through the inclusion of evidence-based practices within clinical information systems
Leads and participates in discussions and planning as it related to clinical technologies applicable to the strategic and operating plans of Lurie Children’s to ensure appropriate technologies are planned for and prioritized. Participates in planning and supports design, training, go-live and post-live installation activities.
Works with the Medical Staff and institutional leadership to identify needs for education and training programs geared toward advancing users’ digital capabilities and competencies in the use of electronic tools for patient care, quality and clinical resource management, and performance improvement.
Collaborates with Graduate Medical Education leaders in developing curricula and establishing training pathways for physicians in informatics
Chairs Provider Advisory Committee that provides broad based input into design, implementation and enhancement of clinical information systems.
Co-Chairs Community Connect Governance Committee that provides oversight for all Community Connect initiatives and priorities.
Works with the research leaders and teaching programs to be certain that their needs are reflected when planning and implementing clinical systems for patient care.
Encourages and sponsors with research leaders for the integration of clinical and research systems and data sources
Advocates and sponsors leading practice process redesign and workflow adoption
Assumes a leadership role in reviewing national trends, experiences, and approaches in health information systems to identify best practices that assist in the development of strategic and operating plans for Lurie Children’s clinical systems. Participates in the development of technical and application implementation strategies to support solutions that support improving patient safety, provide real time support for the improvement of patient care, clinician efficiency, patient and provider engagement, improved imaging capabilities, the ability to integrate imaging research, and the application of health improvement science and research.
Fosters the development of outcome measures of success for clinical systems implementation, adoption and improvement.
Participates in the development of clinical decision support tools to implement evidence based medicine and other best practices to support patient care.
Serves as a participating member of various organizational committees to ensure clinical representation, leading practice and standards are incorporated into programs and initiatives.
Serves as a member of the hospital’s Health Information Management Committee to ensure clinical information systems appropriately adhere to institutional, State and Federal standards for storing and codifying clinical terminology and medical records.
Participates in the design of clinical pathway models with physician, nursing and administrative leadership and assists in modification of these models to gain maximum efficacy and support for patient care.
Leads development and deployment of solutions that cluster information in disease and episodic categories for benchmarking, clinical severity and variance analysis.
Designs and evaluates collection of data for clinical purposes, including tracking and interpretation of individual patient outcomes needed to provide personalized and more predictive health care.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Excellent verbal, presentation, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong Electronic Health Record implementation experience
Ability to work collaboratively, influencing decisions and outcomes, facilitating consensus.
Ability to analyze complex problems and develop recommendations and solutions.
Highly skilled at needs assessment, facilitation of project implementation, and organizational change or development. Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds.
Perform effectively in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
Knowledge of clinical work flow in inpatient, surgical and ambulatory settings
Ability to problem solve clinical decision processes and impute experience into clinical decision pathways
Excellent leadership, quality improvement, and management skills. Ability to educate and mentor
Extensive knowledge in project management philosophy with the ability to coordinate, plan and execute projects with wide-ranging and complicated interrelationships. Able to deliver projects on time and within budget
Must qualify for a faculty appointment at the Northwestern University of Feinberg School of Medicine through one of the academic units based at Lurie Children’s.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Physician, pediatric preferred. Must obtain an unrestricted medical license in Illinois.
Informatics education, preferred.
Practical experience with electronic health information systems in a hospital setting
5 or more years of experience in clinical informatics, change management and systems implementation and process redesign.
Lurie Children’s values and celebrates the diverse identities that build and enrich our hospital and Chicago community. Lurie Children's seek employees who share a variety of perspectives and life experiences because diverse identities and perspectives strengthen the fabric of our medical center. Lurie Children’s cultivates an open, affirming and inclusive work environment for all staff.
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