Chief Medical Informatics Officer – Inpatient

University Health San Antonio, TX
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University Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Chief Medical Informatics Officer – Inpatient.

University Health, a comprehensive health system with a hospital and outpatient clinics, has one of two Level l trauma centers for adults and the only Level l pediatric center and burn program in South Texas.

The hospital is the primary teaching facility for the UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine, and serves as a clinical training site for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

A two million square foot, 300-bed hospital with new Women and Children’s Hospital is under construction and slated to open August 2023.

University Health

Facts and Figures

Logo 30 outpatient locations
Logo 9,000+ employees
Logo 2,400+ physicians
Logo $2,073,255 revenue*
Logo 637,859 total community visits*
Logo 3,213 births*

*Figures based on 2019 Annual Report

Chief Medical Informatics Officer – Inpatient Position Overview

University Health has a mature IT organization that has achieved HIMSS Level 7 and Most Wired Level 10. They had a successful go-live of Epic in July of 2020 and received the Good Install award.

The IT organization is committed to supporting the continued growth of University Health while leveraging technology to support patient care.

The Chief Medical Informatics Officer – Inpatient is a highly visible executive and medical leader who supports and promotes Epic optimization and effective use to inpatient clinicians and administrators.

They will report to the CIO and will work in close collaboration with the CMIO – Ambulatory.

The CMIO – Inpatient will help determine which new features to install and define strategic clinical priorities for continuous improvement. They will also encourage other clinicians to participate in the direction-setting and adoption of Epic.

This sense of community ownership should help clinicians see Epic as something they’re participating in to improve clinical workflows and clinical documentation in the care of patients.

Additionally, the CMIO – Inpatient will leverage Signal data from Epic to help inpatient physicians become more effective and to reduce ‘pajama-time’.

They will also serve as a liaison between Inpatient administration, clinicians, project governance, executive sponsors, and the Epic team for optimization, upgrades, and management of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Culturally, University Health requires a strong commitment to:

  • Service excellence
  • Positive clinical outcomes
  • Cost efficiency
  • Performance enhancement
  • High business ethics


Required Education & Experience:

  • Medical degree and current board certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties
  • 10+ years of experience in direct patient care
  • 5+ years of experience as an Epic provider leader with progressive responsibilities
  • Direct experience in the use and management of Epic in the inpatient setting

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Epic Physician Builder
  • Formal training in healthcare informatics
  • Experience as a provider leader in hospitals, medical group practice, academic medical centers and public hospitals
  • Master’s degree with formal education in medical management, business administration, or public health


  • Must possess current active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas (or obtain in reasonable timeframe).

Key Attributes:

  • Team player
  • Adaptable in a changing environment with shifting priorities and tight deadlines
  • Strong executive presence with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization

Please note, this is a fully on-site position. No remote or hybrid candidates will be considered. 

About San Antonio, Texas

CMIO Inpantient search at University Health in San Antonio, Texas | Kirby Partners


Live in a Modern Riverfront City

Located in south central Texas, San Antonio is best known for its 15-mile walkable riverwalk that includes its downtown and San Antonio Missions, a National Park Service site and the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas.

Rich in History

San Antonio has a unique blend of Mexican, Spanish, and German influence that can be seen in its architecture, music, arts, and cuisine.

Enjoy a Low Cost of Living

The city’s cost of living is 89.8 compared to the U.S. average of 100, and substantially lower than Austin (129.4), making it a great choice for those who want to save money while still enjoying city life.

1.4M+ Population
7th Largest City in the U.S.
300 Days of Sunshine
50+ Golf Courses
50+ Hiking and Biking Trails

San Antonio, Texas

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.

Margaret Cowan

Executive Recruiter