Chief Medical Information Officer

Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Valhalla, New York
Westchester Medical Center Health Network has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their Chief Medical Information Officer position.

 

Organization Overview:

Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMC) is a 1,700 bed regional medical system with 10 hospitals on eight campuses headquartered in Valhalla, New York.

WMC Facilities:

  • Westchester Medical Center
  • Behavioral Health Center
  • Bon Secours Community Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • HealthAlliance-Broadway Campus
  • HealthAlliance-Mary’s Avenue Campus
  • Margaretville Hospital
  • Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
  • MidHudson Regional Hospital
  • St. Anthony Community Hospital


CMIO Position Description:

The Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) is responsible for leading the efforts to build, validate and implement the physician-related components of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) at Westchester Medical Center Health. Across the entire system (utilizing multiple EHRs), this individual will work closely with senior management and medical leadership to provide clinical information systems. The CMIO will be involved with inpatient, ambulatory, and ancillary systems across 10 hospitals and multi ambulatory settings. This is a new position reporting to the CIO. The organization is viewing the CMIO as integral in the organization providing outstanding patient care.

Responsibilities:

The CMIO will support the multi-entity clinical information system programs and is responsible for providing leadership for the strategic planning, management, integration and 2
implementation of clinical information systems and technology. The CMIO will manage to coordination of knowledge-driven care and quality programs with technology solutions. The individual in this position will provide the clinical perspective and leadership for the strategic planning, development, implementation, support and management of clinical systems. The CMIO educates, involves and supports physicians and other users of clinical information regarding the purposes and functions of the WMCHealth information systems. The CMIO will work closely with others in the implementation of a new EHR in four hospitals and many ambulatory settings. The CMIO will work with physicians using many systems including Epic, Meditech, Paragon, eClinicalworks and Cerner Invision. The individual will help sell the vision and work collaboratively across the entire health system. The CMIO will be part of the IT steering committee and work closely with the CMO for the organization and partner with the CNO and nursing.

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Medical Degree (M.D. or D.O.)
  • Licensed physician with at least eight years of practice experience
  • EHR implementation experience

Desired:

  • EHR optimization experience
  • Possesses good grasp clinical work flow in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Able to develop flexible, transferable models for pathways of care
  • Experience in clinical outcomes and quality management
  • Experience in routine use of clinical information systems for patient care
  • Successful experience with implementation of healthcare applications
  • Sound understanding of technical issues and ability to explain them to peers and users
  • Commitment to the use of technology to improve and positively affect patient care
  • Be viewed as credible and visionary and able to produce results
  • Experience with innovation
  • Training in medical administration, informatics or public health
  • Academic system background
  • Integration background
  • Expertise in data analytics and population health
  • Strong industry involvement and recognition

 

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