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Associate Chief Clinical Informatics Officer

Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description - Associate Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (3193822) Associate Chief Clinical Informatics Officer - ( 3193822 ) About Us: As a not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.

We're focused on a people-first culture for our system's patients and our professional family. That's why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Mass General Brigham is committed to aligning our employees' personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal development-and we recognize success at every step.

Our employees use the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration. General Summary/Overview Statement The Executive Director for Clinical Informatics/Associate Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (ACCIO) is accountable for the clinical design, workflow-functionality and supporting clinical informatics functionality (clinical decision support, health maintenance, terminology infrastructure) contained within the Epic system and the associated governance processes to gain clinical domain input and enterprise content consensus. The ACCIO directs a department of informaticists and oversees the areas of clinical content, clinical workflow, clinical informatics and biomedical device integration. The ACCIO advocates for and advances the Epic system for Mass General Brigham and drives clinician engagement and adoption for Mass General Brigham Digital (Epic Platform) through involvement in decision making via robust governance processes and partnerships with site leaders. The person in this role serves as one of the Senior Clinician Leaders guiding build and maintenance within Epic and the associated clinical processes. Collaborates with the Vice Presidents and the other Executive Directors across Mass General Brigham Digital to ensure synergies and make program wide operational decisions. This role reports to the Mass General Brigham Digital VP & Chief Clinical Informatics Officer. Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the development of an annual plan of improvements within Epic that aligns with the strategic and operational goals of the sites and Mass General Brigham overall within the context of the budget and build capacity.
  • Provides senior leadership in the execution of Mass General Brigham Digital (Epic Platform) Program's Clinical Informatics activities against annual Demand and Enhancement project plans and ensures execution of key milestones and deliverables.
  • Provides senior leadership to drive clinician ownership of training content, data definitions, and application based and clinical domain expertise to the build in Epic.
  • Organizes the Clinical Informatics Team to be involved in the Epic-based activities, understands the current functionality and provides input into future state development.
  • Leads content leaders to work closely with the application teams and site analysts to address build questions and provide subject matter expertise.
  • Provides direct leadership to Mass General Brigham Digital (Epic Platform) Clinician Teams across the domains of
    • Clinical Medical Services
    • Clinical Nursing Services
    • Clinical Health Professions
    • Clinical Informatics (clinical decision support, data definitions, terminology, data classification, support of technical infrastructure_
    • Biomedical Device Integration
    • Quality and Safety
    • Leads the organization of governance groups to gain input on clinical work processes, prioritize work and define goals for the Epic platform to consider in its planning.
    • Provides leadership and direction for staff support for permanently chartered Subject Matter Expert Panels, ad hoc Subject Matter Expert Groups involved in Clinical Content Build Out (CCBO) and clinical governance groups that are needed for Epic decision making.
    • Communicates Mass General Brigham Digital (Epic Platform) Program governance and decision-making principles to project team and stakeholders, provides routine and ad hoc communication and Program updates to various stakeholder groups and serves as a lead clinician champion for the Mass General Brigham Digital (Epic Platform) Program.
    • Clears clinician obstacles and barriers that cannot be cleared by the Mass General Brigham Digital (Epic Platform) Clinical Directors, Project Managers, and Team Leads.
    • Works with Mass General Brigham Digital Executive Directors and Vice Presidents to coordinate program activities to achieve program goals. For the Epic platform Mass General Brigham Digital
    • Collaborates with Mass General Brigham Digital (Epic Platform) leadership, as well as other clinical and operational leaders across the enterprise.
    • Mentors and helps to develop the careers of Clinical Informatics Team members.
    • Participates in the development of Mass General Brigham Digital (Epic Platform) Data Governance strategy.
    • Performs other responsibilities as determined by the CCIO. Qualifications
      • Minimum of 10 years of Clinical Operations and/ or Healthcare IT work experience, including at least 3 years in a senior leadership role within a hospital/ health care system environment
      • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing multiple medium to large cross-functional teams and projects using standard project management methodologies and tools
      • Active and respected clinician with at least 10 years of clinical experience Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required
        • Proven team leader who provides consistent direction to a team of multi-disciplinary resources.
        • Ability to synthesize information and drive decisions
        • Expert level knowledge of clinical operations and related business processes
        • Able to translate strategies to operational execution
        • Strong knowledge of clinical care processes across disciplines and across the care continuum and how to use enabling technology to standardize and optimize clinical care delivery
        • Practical EMR experience, preferably with the Epic system
        • Highly experienced in planning, organizing, prioritizing, delegating and supervising
        • Expert in exercising initiative, judgment, problem solving and decision making
        • Demonstrated ability to formulate and execute strategy
        • Exceptional communication skills, including strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
        • Outstanding leadership and mentoring skills
        • Demonstrated ability to develop, maintain, motivate and manage relationships in a highly complex and changing environment
        • Adept at partnering with and influencing senior leaders
        • Adept at facilitation and building consensus and navigating sensitive issues
        • Advanced skill in negotiation with stakeholders, vendors and other parties
        • Excellent organizational skills
        • Demonstrated ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner Working Conditions
          • General day hours with flexibility to meet the demands of the position
          • Standard business environment with frequent local travel between Mass General Brigham Healthcare System sites
          • Part-time medical service at Mass General Brigham Healthcare System facilities is a plus
          • May require travel for external training or industry related meetings Supervisory Responsibility
            • Directly supervises between 4-8 people with a team in the 30-40 Mass General Brigham employee range.
            • Works with consultants at times Fiscal Responsibility
              • Provides senior management direction and support for fiscal management, including budgets, forecasts, expenses and financial reporting. Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.

Keywords: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Somerville , Associate Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Executive , Somerville, Massachusetts

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