Executive Search Begins for CIO Position at UConn Health

Posted on 04-21-2022
Kirby Partners retained by UConn Health for their CIO position

We have begun the recruiting process for our client, UConn Health, to fill their vacant Chief Information Officer (CIO) position. The national search is being led by Steve Bennett.

About UConn Health

UConn Health is Connecticut’s public academic center that is made up of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine and nearly 800 residents and fellows. UConn Health includes John Dempsey Hospital, as well as primary, specialty, and dental care facilities at the main campus in Farmington and across the state. 

UConn Health is also a thriving research enterprise and home to up to 40 start-up companies.  UConn Health’s original research building will be renovated to include space for start-up bioscience businesses as part of “Bioscience Connecticut”. The project is bringing about a new collaboration between the state, UConn, UConn Health, Yale University, and Jackson Laboratory. 

CIO position at UConn Health

CIO Position Highlights

The CIO will be a member of UConn Health’s senior management team and will provide leadership and strategic direction for the planning and implementation of information systems and technology in support of their mission.

UConn Health’s CIO position will be a key executive responsible for the management of business applications, including billing, laboratory, pharmacy, accounts payable, electronic medical records (EPIC), and other legacy systems. 

The CIO position will also require the development of short and long term strategic plans that include these UConn Health facilities:

  • John Dempsey Hospital
  • UConn Medical Group
  • The School of Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine
  • UConn Health’s research enterprise
  • UConn Health administration and business services

CIO Position Qualifications

Well-qualified candidates for the CIO position will need to have a comprehensive knowledge of current technologies, including IT infrastructure development and management, computer operations/ data center management, applications development and support, decision support, and telecommunication management.

UConn Health is also requiring candidates to have a bachelor’s degree, ten years of experience in an academic medical center environment in information technology within healthcare, and at least three years of experience working with CEOs and Boards at senior levels.

A more detailed job description and an application will be available soon. More open CIO positions can be found here.

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