Chief Information Officer

Essentia Health
Duluth, MN
cio job from kirby partners health care recruiters
Essentia Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for their Chief Information Officer position.

Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho. Headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of 14,400 employees, including more than 2,000 physicians and advanced practitioners, who serve their patients and communities through the mission of being called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives. Essentia Health utilizes Epic as its electronic health record. The new Chief Information Officer will replace a long-standing and highly admired and respected CIO who is retiring.

The organization lives out its mission by having a patient-centered focus at 15 hospitals, 75 clinics, six long-term care facilities, three assisted living facilities, three independent living facilities, five ambulance services and one research institute. Essentia Health is accredited as an Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

CIO Job Overview:

The Essentia Health CIO is responsible for leadership, vision, and setting strategic direction for Information Technology Systems & Electronic Records. By identifying opportunities and implementing change, the CIO will lead IT to deliver reliability to the organization and support the mission, vision and goals of Essentia.

The CIO will support business process owners, drive value from IT investments, contribute to the overall business strategy and have responsibility for process change management. The CIO also will orchestrate the flow of information, foster the integration of systems, ensure the integrity of data and monitor for redundancy. This person must also have the vision to match business and organizational needs to the appropriate information and technology platforms, and ensure the continuity and integration of systems that support the future growth of the enterprise.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 15+ years experience in technology
  • 10+ years experience in senior leadership
  • Healthcare experience, preferably leading technology in a multi-hospital system
  • Strong leadership skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • IDN experience
  • Epic experience
  • ACO and value based care experience
  • Rural Healthcare experience, a value based care background, and telehealth will be candidate differentiators
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Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this opportunity and all candidates for this CIO job will be presented through our team of executive recruiters.  If you have questions about this position, please email Steve Bennett.

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