Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Leadership | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Leadership

Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution and the teaching hospital for Rush Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, invites applications for the position of Chief Medical Informatics Officer.


The Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) will be responsible for the development and implementation of automated support for clinicians and clinical analysts by researching, recommending, and facilitating large-scale and advanced clinical information system initiatives for Rush University Medical Center (“RUMC”) in partnership with the Chief Information Officer.  The CMIO reports to the Chief Information Officer with a dotted line to the Chief Medical Officer and will work to enhance patient care processes and support new models of care by leveraging information technology.


The CMIO will provide reviews of medical/clinical informatics experiences and approaches, develop technical and application implementation strategies, manage implementation of advanced clinical information systems, and assist in the development of strategic plans for clinical information systems.  The incumbent directs and manages all technical activities and projects in a professional manner that exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.


Job Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the effort for the innovative use of healthcare informatics and technology to support patient centered safe, effective and efficient models of care at RUMC. 
  2. Lead the implementation, optimization and maintenance of the integrated electronic medical record (EMR) system for Rush University Medical Center (hospitals, physicians’ offices, ancillary and other units).
  3. Direct the implementation of all point-of-care clinical systems.
  4. Lead the development and implementation of clinical decision support tools, and the integration of practice guidelines, and clinical workflows with clinical applications functionality.
  5. Promote advanced application of information technology in medical education and research.
  6. Present recommendations regarding the optimal use of IT to positively affect clinical processes, clinical outcome, utilization management, quality assurance, patient safety, corporate compliance and risk management projects.
  7. Engage providers of varying roles including independent and employed physicians, nurses and other clinicians, medical records professionals and clinical analysts to contribute to the development and use of the EMR and other clinically related systems.
  8. Stay attuned to the national effort to develop a comprehensive, functional and uniform medical record and take and provide leadership and guidance in areas where the national initiatives / mandates and the Rush University Medical Center can mutually benefit (e.g., Health Information Exchanges – HIE’s.)
  9. Be highly responsive to users’ needs, including training, to assure widespread acceptance and provider use of the clinical systems.
  10. Develop and continuously refine the strategic plan as it relates to clinical informatics.
  11. Gain the support of physician leadership by working closely with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and being an integral part of the Medical Staff Executive committee, Medical Records Committee, Patient Safety, etc.
  12. Lead a highly specialized multidisciplinary team (clinical, administrative and technical).  Evaluate the skills of the current clinical information team, identify needs, and build a strong team by enhancing their skill base, motivating them and fostering a collaborative approach which increase their contributions.
  13. Develop and deploy innovative approaches for the utilization of staff and finances, being cognizant of budgeting issues and targets.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned by the CMO


Required Job Qualifications:

  • MD/DO required.
  • Active permanent and unrestricted Illinois medical licensure or eligible for permanent and unrestricted licensure.
  • Clinical practice experience required.
  • Graduate degree in medical informatics with one year of work experience in the field of medical informatics.
  • In lieu of graduate training in medical informatics, a minimum of three years’ work experience in medical informatics systems will be required.
  • An individual who is politically astute, has a high tolerance for ambiguity, and can work successfully in a complex management model.
  • Strong managerial and technical skills to manage a large department with various technically skilled personnel to include, but not limited to, network managers, network engineers, systems analysts, software engineers, database analysts, database administrators, etc.
  • Work requires extensive knowledge in strategic and tactical planning. The incumbent must possess the ability to identify and resolve highly complex ethical, strategic, and healthcare operational problems.
  • Work requires diplomatic skills to negotiate with, collaborate with and persuade peer level department heads and/or external agencies/facilities/vendors on issues and programs that impact Rush's business.

Rush University System for Health is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. Rush includes Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2021-2022. This places the Medical Center among the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized nine Rush programs among the nation’s best, including top 10 national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. These accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, reflect the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. All three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.


Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.


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Best HospitalsRush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2020-2021. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized 11 Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top five national rankings for orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery.

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