Chief Med Informatics Officer

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Location: Woburn, MA
Job ID: 169298-1A
Date Posted: Jan 14, 2022
Category: Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health. We are a new health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.  

About the Job

This leadership role is an MD, with a strong background in clinical informatics, is the PoC for clinicians and researchers to help shape informatics strategy. Analyzes, designs, implements, and evaluates information communication systems that enhance individual and population health outcomes. Serves as the liaison between medical personnel and other departments within the organization.

Contributes to the development and execution of the enterprise-wide IT strategy and ensures alignment with the enterprise's business strategy and the delivery of capabilities required to achieve business success. Responsible for structuring data in a way to be effectively retrieved and used in a report or evaluation.


In addition to the functional leadership responsibilities defined above, additional leadership functions and roles may be assigned including (a) Business Relationship Manager (BRM): leader assigned to specific hospital entities or business units within the system, the BRM acts as a liaison between IT and the senior leadership at the hospital(s) or business unit(s) assigned to foster executive level communication and collaboration in service of the IT business goals, and (b) specific vendor management to facilitate and maintain vendor relationships, contracts, purchases and standards.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:


  1. Sets the mission and vision of the overall informatics strategy for the organization to foster a business-oriented culture and mindset driven by continual improvement to individual and population health outcomes.

  2.  Develops a long-term strategic vision for areas of responsibility, taking into account best practices in the field and changing organizational needs.

  3. Aligns strategic vision and priorities for enterprise-wide informatics.  Serves as the primary provider champion for all major clinical information technology projects and initiatives.

  4. Identify and/or evaluate technologies that enable more effective/efficient clinical workflows and contribute to improvement in clinical outcomes. Optimize the impact of the Electronic Health Record on all roles related to patient care.

  5. Provide physician leadership and be the liaison for clinical staff, Operations and technical staff on informatics programs and initiatives.

  6. Works with HR and the Support Services leadership teams to develop leading-edge and innovative solutions for recruitment, development and retention of the workforce, while forecasting future skill requirements for the organization. Provides leadership, coaching and direction to the Support Services leadership team and staff. Works with the senior IT leadership to provide education and trainings to the staff for a well implemented large-scale infrastructure framework.

  7. Serves on IT planning and policymaking committees; drives the development of enterprise technology standards, governance processes and performance metrics to ensure delivery of value to the enterprise.

  8. Leads the development of structuring data in a way to be effectively retrieved and used in a report or evaluation.

  9. Develops and controls the annual operating and capital expenditure budget for applicable functions to ensure it is consistent with overall strategic objectives of IT and the organization and is within plan. 

  10. Additional leadership functions and roles may be assigned including but not limited to: (1) Business Relationship Manager (BRM): Leader assigned to specific hospital entity and/or business unit within the system, the BRM acts as a liaison between IT and the senior leadership at the hospital(s) and/or business unit(s) assigned to foster communication and collaboration in service of the IT business goals. (2) Management of the applicable Cyber Security vendors, facilitate and maintain vendor relationships, contracts, purchases and standards in support of the strategic objectives of IT and the organization. 


Preferred Leadership Competencies:

Coaching and Developing Others
Providing feedback, instruction, and developmental guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities; planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.

Driving Results
Translating strategic priorities into operational reality; aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results.

Emotional Intelligence
Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting one’s own and others’ emotions and behavior in the context of the political environment; leveraging insights to effectively manage one’s own responses and reactions.

Leading Change
Identifying and driving organizational and cultural changes needed to adapt strategically to changing market demands, technology, and internal initiatives; catalyzing new approaches to improve results by transforming organizational culture, systems, or products/services.

Systems Thinking/ Setting Healthcare Business Strategy
Looks beyond the immediate by establishing and committing to a long-term business direction after considering clinical and financial data, resources, market drivers, and organizational values; anticipating and responding to shifts within the market, technology, or policy environment that influence the delivery, management, and financing of healthcare.
Minimum Qualifications:
Doctor in Medicine.

Licensure, Certification & Registration:
None required.

Fifteen (15) or more years of relevant technical and business experience required.

Five (5) to seven (7) years of leadership / management experience, required.

Preferably five (5) or more years of experience in large, cross-functional teams influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders effectively across the organization and within complex contexts.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, organization design and development.
Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

Experience or demonstrated capability in leading IT transformational initiatives in complex and dynamic environments preferred.  
Dept/Unit Specific Skills:  
Deep technical expertise in Healthcare Informatics.


About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.