Division Vice President Chief Medical Information Officer

Requisition ID
Executive V.P.
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Monday- Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Memorial Chattanooga


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


The Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) will lead and be responsible for the planning and implementation of information systems used in the clinical environment and facilitate the development of the clinical enterprise. The CMIO is the tactical and strategic leader for clinical information systems that support: health and well-being of patients and advancement of clinical quality and safety initiatives. 

The CMIO is responsible for establishing the vision, future directions, and strategic use of clinical information systems for optimum health care. The CMIO is a proponent of new and emerging health care technologies while understanding the impact on the organization, the physician citizens of the organization and the patient. The CMIO is active in the policy sector of healthcare by engaging with local, regional and national issues affecting the delivery of care. 

Serves as principal advisor to the Division and Market CEO, CMO and Information Technology Digital staff with regard to physician issues and the impact that information technology has or may have on medical practice. 

Provides medical leadership in the areas of planning, development, preparation and implementation of strategic and tactical clinical information systems. Work in collaboration with other physicians in the markets or facilities who are providing leadership in informatics. 

Builds relationships with Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), and allied health professionals to gain support and consensus of information technology Initiatives. 

Works in collaboration with the SVP/CIO and the research community to facilitate the use of computerized application in medical research. 

Provides leadership in supporting quality and safety initiatives. 

Evaluates the impact of information technology on clinical processes and identifies areas to promote use of technology in creating efficiencies for clinicians. 

Serves as the primary liaison between providers and IT. 

Reviews medical informatics trends, experiences and approaches, develops technical and application implementation strategies and assists in the 

development of strategic plans for clinical information systems. 

Leads development of clinical "rules" supporting patient care and protocol research as well as the design of clinical system features supporting protocol management and the use of the system to leverage the clinicians' time and maximize communication with affiliates and referring physicians. 

Leads and facilitates key clinical leadership groups in the creation of required clinical content, protocols, workflows and related system usage policies. 

Serves as the primary provider champion for all major clinical information technology projects. 

Creates and supervises clinical optimization teams to review and enhance system utilization and configuration to improve the efficiency and outcomes of clinical care. 

Maintains awareness of existing and emerging technology, regulatory, and market factors and assists in the development of the IT strategy and plan. 

Works with senior clinical leadership in deploying standardized evidence-based best practices in medicine and clinical content and ensures adoption of best Practices. 

Works in concert with IT and departmental quality efforts to design and implement systems supporting patient care, research activities, and quality Improvement. 

Supports data governance by identifying and addressing critical data quality management issues and monitoring and improving quality data. 

Acts as an advocate for the protection of patient privacy and the security of protected health information. 


MD or DO with five years of clinical practice experience. 

Master’s degree in Medical Informatics, Healthcare Administration, or Business Administration preferred. Certification from organizations such as the American Medical Informatics Association or board certification following a clinical informatics fellowship would also be considered. 

Healthcare information technology experience providing medical leadership for clinical information systems and computerized physician order entry, preferably of 2 to 3 years duration and in a large integrated healthcare organization.

Possess knowledge of clinical workflow and technology needs in inpatient and outpatient settings. 

Perform as a strong leader with practical experience in the use of clinical technologies to support patient care. 

Experience with standardization of systems and consolidation of multiple information systems. 

Experience implementing organization-wide, hospital-wide and clinical area –wide information systems. 

Possess advanced leadership and management skills, interpersonal skills and customer service skills to interact with multiple areas of stakeholders to affect Change. 

Ability to cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with executives and Physicians. 

Perform effectively in a complex changing environment. 

Ability to analyze complex problems and develop recommendations and solutions. Action oriented and results driven.  High integrity and trust-worthiness.


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