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Vice President - Regional Chief Medical Information Officer & Chief Information Officer

Winston Salem, NC, USA | Wake Forest

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the organization’s medical information and analytic services (IAS). Reports to the AH Enterprise CIO, as a direct reporting relationship; with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the AHWFB Chief Medical Officer (CMO) or CEO of the Health System.

The role is responsible for supporting the regional development and management of clinical information systems that assist clinicians in the delivery of patient care, supports Atrium Health regional and enterprise goals, and facilitates the conduct of research and the growth of the Atrium Health as a sustainable, quality-driven, learning health system. TheCMIO/CIO will serve as the regional leader for local IAS governance groups to align and prioritize the work and reflect the needs of the region to the enterprise Health Informatics Teams (HIT), the enterprise Clinical Leadership Council (CLC), and the enterprise Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC). Serving as the trusted advisor and member of the senior executive AHWFB team, the CMIO/CIO Academic Health will represent the needs and requirements of the regional physician community and will serve as an advocate for the health system and its clinical teams by promoting the best use of information technology in the clinical and research settings. The regional leader will work in partnership with the other regional CMIOs, the regional CMO, regional Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), the Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO), the enterprise HIT leaders, and the Information and Analytics Services (IAS) teams to achieve the goals as outlined above.

The CMIO/CIO Academic Health at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist will maintain a faculty position in Wake Forest University School of Medicine as a member of their specific specialty department. It is expected that the CMIO will continue to be actively engaged in clinical work for a portion of their time.

Position Accountabilities:

Serve in a physician leadership capacity for promoting and implementing changes that benefit physicians, clinicians, researchers, and patients. Changes may involve coordinating EMR build, modifications, or enhancement to enterprise supported processes and goals.

  • Leads and coordinates regional representation on enterprise HITs in the design and governance of clinical systems to support excellence in patient care and research. The CMIO/CIOengages patient care teammates of all roles, e.g., physicians, APPs, nurses, ancillary personnel, and medical records professionals to contribute to the advancement of clinical information systems.

  • Develops empathy and understanding of physician needs and builds relationships to gain support of IAS initiatives. Is highly responsive to users’ needs, including training, to assure widespread acceptance and improved provider use of the clinical systems.

  • Reviews medical informatics trends, regional experiences and workflows, and research needs to develop technical and application implementation strategies. The CMIO/CIO assists in the development of planning efforts for clinical information systems and coordinates submission to the required approval and governance bodies for all new requests.

  • Drives optimization of the clinical systems at the regional and enterprise level.

  • Participates in the strategy development for the IAS portfolio.

  • Facilitates the design of clinical workflows that integrate with technology and improve efficiency at the regional level.

  • Develops and maintains relevant policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, and safety practices to assure compliance with all necessary security and privacy rules, regulations, and standards pertaining to system operations and ensuring information and data integrity of the organization.

  • Stays current with all government regulations and initiatives and ensures compliance.

  • Plans, directs, and authorizes capital and operational budgets in collaboration with the management team. 

  • Exhibits well informed resource management and leads a fiscally responsible IT organization.

  • Provides leadership and subject matter expert (SME) support to projects that are aligned with regional and enterprise goals and helps with the execution of key priorities.



  • MD or DO required.

  • Board Certification in Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Preventative Medicine highly preferred.

  • MBA or MHA or other advanced management degree is preferred.

Work Experience, Skills & Abilities:

  • 3-5 Years experience as CMIO or CIO in an Academic setting

  • Minimum of 5 years of clinical practice in their medical specialty.

  • Eligible to be licensed in North Carolina.

  • Progressive experience as physician leader or physician executive.

Enterprise Leadership Imperatives:

  • Thinks Critically and Strategically

  • Engages in rigorous problem solving definition, data collection, and analysis, then makes good decisions in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity.

  • Recognizes important patterns in complex environments, distills the essence, and communicates through “powerful simplification.”

  • Sees the big picture and has a long-term perspective, while balancing it against short-term realities.

  • Envisions and Enacts the Future

  • Creates and communicates compelling visions of exciting, achievable futures.

  • Mobilizes people and transforms organizations to realize the vision.

  • Catalyzes innovation and builds supporting capabilities.

  • Is a committed steward of the Atrium Health culture.

  • Connects and Collaborates Across Atrium Health

  • Recognizes the critical importance of integration and collaboration in achieving high performance.

  • Convenes and nurtures cross-system teams, and works effectively in the “white spaces.”

  • Seeks win-win outcomes and puts the well-being of the patient and the overall organization first.

  • Leads effectively across cultures.

  • Builds and Leads Inclusive, High-performing Leadership Teams

  • Understands the value of diversity in teams and gets the best out of all people.

  • Establishes trust and creates a culture of psychological safety to enable candid debate.

  • Builds consensus; decides when necessary.

  • Delivers outstanding results through others.

  • Understands and Shapes the External Environment

  • Is deeply knowledgeable about the Atrium Health business model and the consumer, competitive, political and social environments in which the organization operates.

  • Understands the importance of actively engaging with and shaping these environments.

  • Identifies, assesses and builds relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Mobilizes and directs supporting capabilities in public affairs, communications and government relations to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Builds Talent for and Across the System

  • Demonstrated personal accountability for developing future generations of Atrium Health leaders who reflect the diversity of communities we serve.

  • Engages actively with colleagues in assessing and developing executive talent, focusing on competencies and character.

  • Invests time in coaching and mentoring high-potentials for success.

  • Is a role model, embodying the best of Atrium Health’s culture.

About Us

Wake Forest Baptist Health and Atrium Health have joined forces in a strategic combination that will enhance care, transform medical education and create economic opportunity for countless lives in North Carolina and beyond. As a part of that combination, the two health systems will be integrating technology and platforms, including our career sites.

This means that although you are applying on the Wake Forest Baptist Health Career Site, you receive communications from the Atrium Health Recruitment Team. Please know that this is an expected process, and thanks in advance for your flexibility.

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and part of Atrium Health Enterprise. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system – anchored by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem – that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 300 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,700 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, the academic core of Atrium Health Enterprise and a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research that includes Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.

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