POSITION TITLE: Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)
Reporting: Direct line to CIO, dotted lines each to CMO of Health System and CMO of Medical Network.
The Vice President / Chief Medical Information Officer serves as a key health system leader and advisor to the health system. This position collaborates within the Enterprise Information Services (EIS) department, CSMC Hospital, MDR Hospital, and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network to propose and implement clinical information systems that support patient care in Cedars Sinai's teaching, research, and multiple care delivery environments. Facilitates change management and implementation initiatives targeting the medical staff's use of clinical information systems. Represents the interests of the medical staff and physicians generally in the design and implementation of clinical information system and supports efforts that drive physician adoption of information systems. Serves as primary liaison to the Chief of Staff and Medical and physician leader to ensure alignment and execution of key priorities. Leads clinical informatics efforts. Maintains an active clinical practice. Implement and oversee a solution that integrates data management with evidence-based practice, operational data and financial metrics to allow us to understand the bigger scope of care delivery.
1. Reviews medical informatics trends, experiences, and approaches, proposes technical and application implementation strategies and assists in the development of strategic plans for clinical information systems.
2. Partners with CIO and CAO to advocate innovative technologies in support of safety, quality and effective patient care. Promotes collaboration and understanding between EIS and the Cedars-Sinai clinical and medical staff. Promotes collaboration between EIS, the department chairs and chiefs regarding quality measures, orders set, etc.
3. Collaborates with physician leadership to develop and promote technology solutions and facilitate communication plans to help manage change for the organization. Acts as primary liaison with Chief of Staff and other medical staff leadership regarding technology issues. Partners with the CMO of CSMC and the medical group to ensure alignment and execution of key priorities.
4. Facilitates the design of clinical workflows that integrate with technology and drives efficiency and implementation.
5. Provides advice in the development of clinical rules supporting patient care as well as advice in the design of clinical system features and use of the systems to leverage the clinician's time and maximize communication with affiliates and referring physicians. Proactively identifies potential issues, provides options for resolution, and communicates with physician community.
6. Actively participates in IT steering, advisory, and implementation committee meetings.
7. Advises and evaluates collection of data for clinical, teaching and research purposes.
8. Works closely to develop tight linkages between the use and implementation of
technology and teaching, specifically with the focus on engaging our physicians
9. Works effectively with software vendors and consultants during implementation and support activities.
10. lmproves the ability of clinicians to identify causes of process failures within their
clinical teams by using clinical information systems.
11.Enhances clinicians' personal and professional leadership skills (teamwork).
12.Collects data to monitor the stability of existing processes, identify opportunities for improvement, identify changes that will lead to improvement, and sustain improvement.
13.Aggregates and analyzes data on an ongoing basis and to identify changes that will lead to improved performance and a reduction in errors.
14.Educates leaders and staff regarding responsibilities and effective participation in clinical improvement activities.
15.Oversees and guides the enhancement and/or design of care processes that allows for improved management of the health of patients and patient populations while controlling the growth in the total overall healthcare expense.
16.Oversees, provides leadership, mentoring, effective supervision and personnel management of the staff and resources working on clinical information initiatives.
17.Works with PLC, Chairs and another Medical Center and MDN senior administrative and clinical leaders in selecting, motivating, developing, evaluating, recognizing and retaining capable clinical leaders within the Health System in support of innovation efforts.
18. Promotes collaborative interdisciplinary teamwork and open communication
across the health system in support of clinical innovation.
19. Implementation of an adaptive data warehouse platform and advanced analytics to collect data from systems inside and outside of the enterprise. This allowed users to report on a variety of short term operational and clinical metrics.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.