Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer (aCMIO)

Job Number 48645
Posted 7/20/2017
Account Mercy Hospital
Schedule Regular Part-time
Shift Day
Hours 16 hours per week
Job Details
Job Summary:

The Associate CMIO (aCMIO) for Mercy is responsible for strategic and operational physician leadership in the development, deployment, re-engineering, optimization and integration of clinical information systems to support clinicians and patient care. The aCMIO will work closely with the System CMIO to align with the strategic vision and priorities for enterprise wide informatics. The aCMIO provides clinical leadership to advance physician's utilization of clinical information systems consistent with the goals and objectives of Mercy Hospital and EMHS's clinical and strategic initiatives. The aCMIO provides leadership, consultation, and coordination for the transformation of care processes and outcomes in coordination with the Mercy CIO and CNIO. The aCMOI is responsible for executive physician leadership on clinical informatics teams and other organization leadership teams at both a local and system wide level, focused on transforming patient care and optimizing local and system operations.

The aCMIO is a liaison between physician and information systems leadership and management and works in close partnership with the System CNIO and CMIO, along with CNIOs and CMIOs from other member organizations to ensure clinical multidisciplinary leadership of all clinical IT projects and maintenance of clinical IT systems. The aCMIO leads providers in the design and execution of technology-enabled process change that maximizes patient outcomes, safety, quality of care and operational efficiency for Mercy Hospital. This individual assists with the identification, evaluation, and assessment of new care delivery technology, developing recommendations on the impact of integration with existing workflows and systems.

The aCMIO has access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy Hospital proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The aCMIO is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to Mercy Hospital and EMHS. The aCMIO is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.


MD/DO/ARNP Board Certification in his/her chosen field with a minimum of five years of strong clinical experience. Complete AMDIS CMIO Bootcamp or AMIA 10 x 10 course within one year of hire. Board Certification in Clinical Informatics is desired but optional.

Ø Experience leading change in the provision of health care, with an understanding of the importance of culture, people and process.

Ø Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills resulting in the ability to inspire trust and motivate a wide array of internal and external constituents.

Ø Experience and understanding of the principles of Evidence Based Medicine and High Reliability Organizations.

Ø Understanding of basic project management.

Ø Consensus builder and collaborator within their peers and across specialties and disciplines resulting in the ability to build teams and manage change.

Ø Seen as an early majority adopter of health care technology.

Ø An understanding of Information Technology and its integration into clinical workflows that allows the individual to be an effective collaborator

o Identify impossible requests, improbable solutions

o Propose workable solutions

Ø Commitment to pursing education opportunities in the following areas:

o Performance Improvement

o Clinical informatics

o Leadership principles

o Change management

ØAbility to balance local goals and priorities in the context of system goals.

Principal Responsibilities:
  1. Liaison between clinicians , IT teams and Local Executive Leadership
    1. Coordinates provider engagement with new IT workflows: design, validation, education materials
    2. Presents system initiatives to local leadership
    3. Educates system leaders on best practice EMR development, optimization and workflows.
    4. Ensures IT workflow and data needs of Local Member Organization are met
  2. Prioritizes the system vision and aligns local goals to support both local and system objectives
  3. Liaison between the clinical and business leaders to develop optimal staffing models and workflows that maximize the benefits of technology.
  4. Locally lead new technology implementations impacting provider workflows
  5. Provide enterprise leadership for specific projects and teams
  6. Review, define and prioritize change requests. Provides feedback to supervisor and IS teams
  7. Understands and supports the system vision first and helps the local member align goals the support both system and local objectives.
  8. Work with local and enterprise leaders to ensure Local Organization's information systems facilitate quality performance and reporting.
    1. Represent Local Organization's information needs within the EMHS governance structure
      i. Find opportunities for synergy and collaboration
    2. Translates enterprise project requirements into local, focusing on the problem that needs to be solved first , then the solution
  9. Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire trust and motivate a wide array of internal and external constituents. Proven management style and success in influencing change management through team building desired. Work with local and enterprise leaders to ensure Local Organization's information systems facilitate quality performance and reporting.
  10. Clinical Owner for testing new/modified functionality, upgrades, workflows, forms, requests and build related issues.
  11. Performs additional duties as required or assigned.


People Pillar

· Establishes and manages standards of nursing practice with IS solutions and projects

· Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the (MO) vision and values in behaviors, practices and decisions

· Provides vision and strategic support for nursing and clinical informatics

· Collaborates with executive clinical leaders to embed structure and processes to make the vision a reality.

· Communicates effectively with customers and staff.

· Unites, chairs, and provides oversight or expertise (as appropriate) for clinical advisory groups and committees which relate to nursing and clinical informatics, including (MO) and EMHS initiatives.

· Embraces and leads change and clinical transformation relating to clinical informatics and integrated technology.

· Help lead innovation and implementation of clinical technologies as part of (MO) transformation strategies.

· Assure appropriate education and training of key stakeholders in regards to optimization of clinical technology use throughout (MO).

Growth Pillar

· Supports the development of (MO) wide nursing informatics planning, process improvement, system implementation, adoption measurement, and usability best practices adoption.

· Networks and benchmarks with other EMHS Hospitals, under the direction of the System CNIO, to develop nursing and ancillary informatics processes, new approaches and opportunities, engagement strategies, and leadership for increased quality, standardization and cost savings.

· Maintains or pursues certification & competence in nursing informatics (ANCC)

Quality Pillar

· Responsible for developing and effectively using policies, procedures, and information systems to maintain compliance with relevant regulatory requirements and properly documents compliance.

· Works with system CNIO member to establish quality standards for nursing and ancillary informatics.

· Engages with CMIO and care providers across disciplines and across (MO) to build relationships, create collaboration and foster understanding and engagement of clinical health information technology.

· Maintains currency in trends in clinical process improvement, the application of information systems to clinical transformation and the application of evidence in the improvement of patient care.

· Provides direction, supervision, support, inspiration and mentoring for developing leaders in nursing informatics. Demonstrates a strong track record of hiring the best associates, people management and leadership skills.

Service Pillar

· Develops measurement of IS adoption and usability within the nursing and ancillary staff for (MO).

· Engages nursing and other key stakeholders in the development, integration and use of clinical information systems, processes and environment design to enhance the care experience and patient safety.

· Collaborates in the development of strategic and tactical plan for clinical information

· systems, utilization of best practices and processes as well as capital facility and operational design.

· Demonstrates a deep understanding of clinical informatics and health information technology, and is able to communicate this to a broad audience.

Finance Pillar

· Participates in IS contract negotiations as directed for related products and services.

· Works with (MO) CIO and System CNIO to ensure that the capital and operational priorities for information technology are well planned and aligned with overall organizational priorities.

Physical Requirements:

· The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in a normal office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

· Must have access to transportation and be able to travel throughout Maine and to conferences and offices of vendors and/or collaborating partners.

Working Environment:

· The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in a normal office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

· Busy office environment seated at a desk or in meetings, walking or standing for extended periods of time, carrying meeting materials, and subject to a noise level that is usually moderate.

· Must be able to occasionally work variable hours and weekends.

· Overnight travel is required.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.