Bassett Healthcare Network has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer.
Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health system that services a 5,600 mile region in upstate New York. The hub is Bassett Medical Center that includes Bassett Heart Care Institute and Bassett Cancer Institute. Bassett includes five affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, more than 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields.
Bassett Medical Group has more than 500 physicians and other advanced practice clinicians.
Bassett was named to the Forbes’ list of Best-in-State Employers in 2022.
In 2021, Bassett and Optum launched a strategic relationship giving Bassett new operational capabilities and financial resiliency.
Facts and Figures
*Figures based on 2021 Annual Report.
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer Position Overview
As an innovator in clinical informatics, Bassett Healthcare Network seeks new ways to improve clinician efficiency, reduce burnout, and increase telehealth use.
Bassett is adding an Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer (ACMIO) to support the high volume of clinical innovation projects on the horizon. This position is a unique opportunity because the ACMIO’s aptitude and interest can partly shape the role.
The ACMIO will report to the Chief Medical Informatics and Innovation Officer/Associate Chief Clinical Officer. This individual will be one of two ACMIOs working to align clinical priorities with Bassett’s strategic mission.
The new ACMIO will serve as a liaison between clinicians and Information Services, which is outsourced to Optum. Collectively, these teams will continue to optimize patient safety, outcomes, and patient experiences.
A vital responsibility of the ACMIO will be providing more physician support as Bassett invests in clinical technology such as AI-assisted notes.
Culturally, Bassett is a friendly organization that welcomes people with open arms. They appreciate diverse thoughts and opinions on informatics.
The position can also provide the opportunity for growth to a CMIO (Chief Medical Information Officer) role since the person currently in that position serves multiple roles.
About the Team:
Informatics is a highly dynamic and integral part of Bassett. Due to their large geographic area, Bassett has been heavily involved in telehealth prior to the pandemic.
The informatics team has two informaticists who will report to this position.
Much of the ACMIOs support will be from a close relationship with the Optum CIO and their IT team as well as with Bassett’s first CNIO.
There are two other individuals in telehealth that would possibly report to this ACMIO.
- Doctor of Medicine (MD or DO)
- A practicing physician with an unrestricted license and the ability to get a license in New York
- Minimum of five years of experience in informatics
- Board certification in a relevant specialty
- Experience with Epic
- Ability to relocate to the Cooperstown area
- Experience with both inpatient and ambulatory systems
- Experience with telehealth
- Board certification (or board eligible) in Clinical Informatics
About Cooperstown, New York
Norman Rockwell Small Town
Located about 60 miles from Albany in Upstate New York on the banks of Ostego Lake, Cooperstown is a charming small town known for its picturesque landscapes, nature trails, and historical sites.
Popular Tourist Spot
The city is known as the “village of museums,” and is the home to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The town’s trolley system features old-fashioned trolleys that carry visitors to Main Street and museums in town.
Town of Four Seasons
Cooperstown hosts events and festivals all year long and the town offers four seasons of outdoor recreational activities along Ostego Lake, nicknamed “the glimmerglass”.
Procedure for Candidacy
Final candidates should expect two interviews with Kirby Partners recruiters (including a video conference interview). You may be asked to complete our “Executive Profile” and submit references to be considered for presentation to the search committee.