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Senior Regional Technology Director, Clinical Informatics

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Senior Regional Technology Director, Clinical Informatics

Corporate Svcs Bulding - Warren, MI

Base location: Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Kansas, New York, Maryland, Washington DC, Alabama, or Texas

Join a team that is transforming healthcare delivery with technology!

 

At Ascension, we are working hard to change the way healthcare is delivered - to be more person-centric, caregiver-friendly, insight-led and digital-first. We are doing this by bringing modern architecture, design thinking, advanced analytics and automation to healthcare. In order to achieve our vision, we are in the process of building a world class technology team in an environment that inspires innovation, creativity and bold aspirations. We are looking for proven Health Information Technology (HIT) leaders and thinkers to help build and lead an extraordinary team that has the potential to change healthcare at one of the largest mission-driven healthcare institutions in the country, and set the tone for the future of the industry itself.

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

Ascension is looking for leaders who have experience helping customers solve large-scale problems with technology. The Senior Regional Technology Director, Clinical Informatics provides leadership and guidance to business and technology partners creating strategic alignment within assigned ministry and the technology requirements (requirements definition, future state workflows, clinical impact/value etc.) of the enterprise.  Recommends solutions and service offerings to meet strategic market needs.  Influences ministry strategy for new and existing programs and systems to align with product and service standards. Brokers prioritization and delivery commitment based on capacity and business value to the organization.  Oversees activities and resources for assigned ministry and orchestrates delivery through to a high standard and customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborative partner/relationship manager
    • Be a consultative partner to the clinical leaders in the market on transformation of clinical patient care through the standardization and optimization of clinical processes and tools
    • Partner with Quality team to develop strategies and action plans for quality improvement recommendations
    • Develop roadmaps for standardized clinical content, clinical integration and person-centered care that support market initiatives
  • Clinical Innovation
    • Partner to bring innovative ideas and clinical findings to the forefront of patient care
    • Promote new workflows, methods to improve clinical processes, efficiency and effectiveness or value delivered to customers
    • Leverage data and information to inform and improve outcomes and create new knowledge to advance patient care delivery
  • Clinical Transformation
    • Ensure optimal benefits of system IT investments through adoption and optimization of information and technology to drive performance improvement, transformation and innovation of the care delivery process across the care continuum and the market.
    • Acts as a change leader by mobilizing, partnering and organizing people and processes and facilitating change across the enterprise to design clinical systems in conjunction with business priorities
    • Initiate and lead teams through change by communicating a compelling case for change

Ascension is hiring 8 senior regional technology directors. In addition to the local ministry responsibilities listed above, each senior director will be responsible for running one of the following programs across all ministries.

  • Business Analysis – Oversee the business analyst (BA) group, provide resource and capacity management for the BAs, recommend and implement strategies that improve our business analysis deliverables including the standardization of business analysis methodologies and toolsets.
  • Change Management – Develop communication plans in cooperation with national and local programming efforts.  Confirm leadership and alignment with upcoming change, proper stakeholder analyses and resulting change management programming – communication of rationale, scope and timing of change, as well as knowledge transfer and training programs.  Some of the outputs will be centralized knowledge base/documentation repository, lessons learned to be shared with local IT governance, change management plan and service delivery.
  • Performance Optimization –  Research, recommend and lead efforts for the standardization of internal process improvements methodologies and toolsets that are in support of the team’s professional practice.  LEAN certified and/or experience in agile. 
  • Talent Development - Build a curriculum and coordinate all scheduling efforts that will elevate the skillset of the team.  Including lunch and learns, articles, training, guest speakers.  Ideally someone that has experience with adult learning, can assess current state and develop a strategy for continued education for the team.
  • Performance and Results Delivery – Coordinate amongst Regional Technology Officers and Ascension Technologies leadership to consolidate national and market strategies and goals and then build tools that will provide insight and demonstrate progress and value delivery (metrics, milestones, dashboards, roadmaps). 
  • Regulatory/Pay for Performance Programs/Compliance – Act as an internal expert on national and state specific regulatory, compliance, and reporting requirements effecting our ministries (i.e. Promoting Interop, CHIME, HIMSS, Leapfrog, Most Wired, national Ascension initiatives).  Create dashboards for internal tracking, provide guidance on technical requirements for adhering to the specifications, develop RACI diagrams to identify role and responsibilities specific to these efforts.
  • Enterprise-wide Senior Leadership Communications – Ascension Technologies will have large programs that will need careful and coordinated communication with our senior leaders across the Ascension ministries (e.g., Application Rationalization). Will handle and orchestrate large program coordination, facilitation and communication.
  • Commercialization/Growth (Solutions/Ministry Wide Functions) – Lead Solutions expansion to help Ascension and other organizations improve their performance. 

 

What You Will Need

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred, clinical degree preferred

Work Experience:

  • 7 years of experience required.
  • 10 years of experience preferred.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred
  • 5+ years of clinical informatics experience
  • 3+ years facilitating healthcare technology projects in complex organizations

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a record of building trust-based relationships with clinical leaders, counseling them on broad ranging clinical technology-related topics
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex organizations and build consensus on priorities
  • Deep, intuitive understanding of technology trends and capabilities across commercial systems, digital technologies, analytics, and design
  • Ability to build clinical demand roadmaps and communicate priorities to central technology organizations
  • Experience developing requirements, current and future state workflows, test plans, training programs, and implementation/ongoing adoption/optimization strategies
  • Track record of successfully working with customers to implement large-scale, complex technology systems (e.g., EHR, ERP platform) within their environment, minimizing disruption to business/clinical processes and reduce variation
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams including clinicians, providers, patient care staff, consumers, engineers/software developers

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Job ID: 355702
Category: Clinical Support
Facility: MOSTL Clinical Informatics
Ministry: Ascension
Location: Warren, MI

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