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VP & Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)

Franklin , TN, USA | Lutheran Health Network

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer provides effective leadership and strategic direction in the areas of planning, development and implementation of strategic and tactical clinical information systems for the CHS portfolio of services. The VP, CMIO will report directly to the SVP Clinical Operations and will be responsible for day-to-day operations, decision making, and staff management within the Office of Clinical Informatics. He/She leads multi-disciplinary clinical and technical teams in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of clinical information systems and assumes responsibility for clinical system design, implementation, and optimization. The VP CMIO requires the ability to manage the highest quality of health informatics and is responsible for providing oversight, coordination, and leadership in developing and managing the Network programs for health informatics and information management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Provides clinical and IT leadership in the areas of planning, development, preparation and implementation of strategic and tactical clinical information systems.This may include but not limited to:core clinical systems, provider order entry, clinical training, and documentation. 

Develops empathy and understanding of physician needs and builds relationships with physicians to gain support of Clinical Informatics initiatives. Collaborates closely with other clinicians, including nursing, pharmacy staff, and therapies. 

Leads design of clinical pathway models with clinical leadership, and will assist in modification of these models to gain maximum efficacy and support for patient care and research protocols.

Works in collaboration with the Information Systems (IS) department and with the SVP/CIO.

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.

Uses data to proactively monitor, revise and automate best practices to improve quality and patient safety.

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

Leads and facilitates clinician advisory groups in the design of clinical systems to support excellence in patient care and research.

Is highly responsive to users’ needs, including training, to assure wide spread acceptance and provider use of the clinical systems.



Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D. or D.O.) required

Board-Certified including any clinical specialty preferred

Master’s degree in Business Administration or Technology preferred


10 years’ experience in Clinical Informatics and3-5 years of direct health informatics deployment and optimization experience required

Some physician practice experience preferred

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid U.S. Medical License

Certification from organization such as American Medical Informatics Associate or board certification following a clinical informations fellowship preferred.



Is a strong leader with a mature sense of priorities and solid practical experience who can design and implement systems within the framework of technical boundaries.

Is politically savvy, has a high tolerance for ambiguity and can work successfully in a matrix management model.

Is a systems thinker with strong organizational skills who can pull all the pieces together and deliver on time and within budget.

Demonstrates a high level of clinical knowledge, analytical ability, critical decision making skills and an extensive knowledge of healthcare issues, with a focus on the science of integrating healthcare, technology, and clinical data, formally known as clinical or health informatics.

Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and can work effectively with a diversity of personalities.Must be approachable, show respect for others and be able to present data with effective communication and presentation skills. Must be an effective consensus builder.

Possesses good grasp clinical work flow in both inpatient and outpatient settings, interest in clinical information systems and outcomes measurement.

Must have the ability to develop flexible, transferable models for pathways of care.

Is a strong manager who is adaptable and has strong collaborative management style, a creative thinker with high energy and enthusiasm, and a team player who promotes the concepts of people working together versus individual performance.

Must have outstanding clinical, technical, and leadership skills and will actively collaborate with clinical and support service lines to facilitate and manage the integration of an on-line multimedia patient care record.

Must be able to perform effectively in a complex multi-facility network.

Is a contemporary clinician who understands major trends in healthcare and managed care, and is familiar with point of care products and medical informatics trends and tools.

Experience leading a large clinical program, service line, or medical facility.

Knowledgeable in the areas of management and systems improvement concepts.

Skilled in implementing organizational strategies to improve healthcare delivery.

Demonstrated successful performance in a matrix organizational environment.

Extensive experience with performance measures and driving clinical excellence via metrics.

Physical Demands:

In order to successfully perform this job, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the following are outlined below: 

The Employee is required to read, review, prepare and analyze written data and figures, using a PC or similar, and should possess visual acuity.

The Employee may be required to occasionally climb, push, stand, walk, reach, grasp, kneel, stoop, and/or perform repetitive motions.

The Employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and; therefore,job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found within general office or administrative work.

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