Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The Senior Vice President - Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for all aspects of information technology strategy, planning, deployment and support. The CIO will ensure that information technology needs are identified and that planning and decision-making processes guide the organization to implement and support the priorities established and supported by the System Executive Leadership. The CIO is a direct report to the Chief Operations Officer.

The CIO is responsible for directing the information and data integrity of the system and its groups and for all Information Services functions of the system. This includes all data centers, technical service centers, production scheduling functions, help desks, voice and data communication networks, computer program development, computer software/hardware acquisition (working both with the HHS capital process and the Harris County Purchasing process) and implementation and computer systems operations.

The CIO is responsible for maintaining the integrity of all electronic records of the enterprise including review of computerized and manual systems; information processing equipment and software for acquisition, storage and retrieval; and definition of the strategic direction of all information processing and communication systems and operations. The SVP/CIO role works collaboratively in a matrix environment with the Chief Cyber & Information Security Officer (direct report to the Chief Compliance Officer) and the Chief Health Informatics Officer (direct report to the Chief Medical Executive).


Minimum Qualifications:
Masters degree required or within 3 years of hire

Experience: Ten (10) years of IT/M.I.S Experience

Management Experience: Five (5) years of management experience in a senior level MIS role

Communication Skills: Above average verbal communication skills (heavy public contact); Exceptional verbal skills (public speaking); writing/correspondence skills; writing/reports skills

Proficiencies: Personal Computer

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities; Statistical Knowledge and Abilities

Other Special Requirements: Experience in information technology implementation, system development, process redesign and vendor negotiations; Strong leadership in change management, and highly developed communication/presentation skills.

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