Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer

Harris Health Houston, TX

This position has been filled.

Harris Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer.

Harris Health System, a fully integrated healthcare system in Harris County, Texas, is designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home and is one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. 

Harris Health system includes 17 community health centers, five same-day clinics, three multi-specialty clinic locations, a dental center, dialysis center, mobile health units, and school-based clinics, and two full-service hospitals.

Ben Taub Hospital is a world-renowned Level I trauma center with 402 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services.

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 215 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.

Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), and The University of Houston’s Tillman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine.

Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer

As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, you will have the opportunity to oversee all aspects of information technology strategy for Harris Health System. As they strive to become the premier public academic healthcare system in the nation, there are opportunities for the SVP/CIO to help Harris Health System realize their vision. They are continuing to strive to improve the health of those most in need.

Reporting to the COO and working collaboratively with the Chief Health Informatics Officer and the Chief Information Security Officer, the SVP/CIO will ensure all information technology needs are identified, deployed and supported.

Harris Health System uses Epic as its EHR and the SVP/CIO will have the opportunity to use technology to improve patient care and satisfaction across the organization. 

Leading a strong team of over 300 individuals, the SVP/CIO will oversee the data integrity of the system, including data centers, voice and data communication networks, and maintaining the integrity the EHR.

The organization feels that a visionary, strategic, roll-up-your-sleeves individual will be successful in their organization, as will someone who shares their vision of providing great healthcare for those with few options.



  • Master's degree required or obtain within 3 years of hire


  • 10+ years of experience in information technology
  • 5+ years of senior management experience in information technology
  • Experience in change management
  • Ability to design and implement an information technology strategic plan
  • Experience in a complex healthcare environment

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Steve Bennett.