Executive Director, Center for Data-driven Insights and Innovation / Chief Health Data Officer
University of California Office of the President
Requisition Number: 20190115
Appointment Type: Staff - Career
Personnel Program: MSP
Work Hours: Monday -Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Percentage of Time: 100
Organizational Area: Health Sciences and Services
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Position Summary: The Executive Director will be responsible for the operational aspects of the newly established UC Health Center for Data-Driven Insights and Innovation ('CDI2'). Working under the strategic direction of CDI2's Chief Data Scientist, the Executive Director will build and manage CDI2, working to develop and drive a unified strategic vision for leveraging data and computational science across the UC Health ecosystem. Core aspects of this effort include: (i) further developing UC Health's system-wide data warehouse and analytic platform to study the application of advanced computational methods to clinical data and how such systems can drive improvements or efficiencies to business and clinical operations, as well as, clinical and research excellence; (ii) driving data-intensive research leveraging clinical data maintained across the University of California's health system to advance basic research in disease and to better understand the value and outcomes associated with modalities of clinical care; and (iii) developing, applying, and studying novel computational tools to process trillions of points of molecular, clinical and epidemiological data and studying their relevance to the emergence of new diagnostics, therapeutics, and insights into both rare and common diseases.
The Executive Director of CDI2 will also serve as UC Health's Chief Health Data Officer, with lead responsibility for governance of the use and disclosure of the UC System's health data.
Overall Responsibility: The Executive Director / Chief Health Data Officer - under the strategic direction of the Chief Data Scientist-- will oversee the operations of the following four main program areas of CDI2, with a lead role / particular focus on health data governance. The Executive Director will manage a small team, including engineers with the relevant expertise to drive the technical aspects of data analytics and infrastructure: a. Infrastructure -- developing and maintaining technical infrastructure to support CDI2's academic and operational work, including through collaborations across the UC health system and with other partners in health care and technology; b. Data Science -- pioneering novel data analytics and computational capabilities; c. Governance -- data governance, including implementing and advancing a patient-informed data governance system for large-scale data research at UC; and d. Strategy and Support -- strategy and support to advance internal research and projects and collaborations with third parties
Reporting Responsibility: a. CDI2 is an academic project of the UC Health system. CDI2 is governed by and receives programmatic direction from an operational Oversight Board, which will include representation from the leadership of the medical center campuses b. The Oversight Board is appointed by the Executive Vice President of UC Health, who serves as Chair of the Board, and the Chief Strategy Officer of UC Health, who serves as Vice Chair of the Board c. The Executive Director / Chief Health Data Officer, will report to the Chief Data Scientist, who will report to the Oversight Board with respect to the use and development of UC's clinical data resources. The Executive Director / Chief Health Data Officer will also have a 'dotted line' reporting relationship to the Chief Strategy Officer of UC Health.
Special Conditions of Employment: Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this critical position.
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Duty 1: Oversee the University's use of its health data to serve our mission and to ensure data use serves the public good.
Convene and lead the Tiger Team / Health Data Governance Committee established per the President's Taskforce on Health Data Governance to evaluate targeted projects involving disclosure of data to outside parties.
Analyze the positive and negative outcomes of projects that UC has undertaken; share learnings to refine future policies and practices. Function:Data Governance Percent: 50
Duty 2: Convene campus stakeholders to collectively develop a strategy, supported by a broad consensus, to inform and drive data use at scale. Initial deliverables include the following:
Develop an initial high-level work plan for CDI2, including functions, staffing needed, resources, and near-term goals, and obtain buy-in from internal stakeholders.
Working with stakeholders on the campuses in conjunction with the EVP and Chief Strategy Officer of UC Health (and with input from professional school deans and medical center CEOs), develop and implement a detailed business / strategic one-year plan and longer term goals for years 2 and 3.
Based on the initial work plan and strategy, above, identify and accelerate and support internal projects and partnership opportunities with third parties. Function:Strategy and Support Percent: 30
Duty 3: Develop and enhance the technical environment for the UC Health Data Warehouse, including hardware needs, acquiring or developing software as needed, and creating a user-access control model.
Develop the technical and analytics infrastructure to enable researchers, UC providers, health plan sponsors, and other stakeholders to use data at scale to drive clinical strategy and activities, including improving clinical quality and value at scale.
Develop and maintain the underlying clinical data within the Health Data Warehouse, including quality validation and refreshing of clinical/EHR data.
Enrich the Health Data Warehouse with novel data sources (e.g., claims, OSHPD, Vizient) and new types of data (imaging, pathology, etc.) to enrich its range of potential use-cases.
Develop a research-view for the Health Data Warehouse, to enable researchers within the UC system to access appropriate and compliant data for activities related to research, including activities preparatory to clinical research, including the creation of a de-identified version of the Clinical Data Warehouse. Function:Infrastructure Percent: 10
Duty 4: Pioneer and develop novel data analytics and computational capabilities to drive value and insights (clinical, operational, and research) from clinical and related data within the UC health system.
In developing analytical tools for CDI2, convene and work closely with other leaders around the UC system, research thought leaders, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders to identify and prioritize analytics that will provide meaningful system-wide insight, as well as drive those insights into system-wide action.
Perform analytics work in collaboration with various UC stakeholders, with an initial focus on cancer center directors, pharmacy directors, self-funded plans, and groups lead by the UC Health Chief Clinical Officer (to be hired); in addition, continued analytics work on diabetes and hypertension. Closely collaborate with the UC Health Chief Clinical Officer to develop novel analytics and insight to facilitate high-insight quality and population health management activities. Function:Data Science Percent: 10
Job Requirements Bachelor's degree required.
At least ten years' experience working with business and/or regulatory and privacy issues regarding health data. Experience working within an academic medical center is desirable.
Knowledge of the issues and challenges facing the clinical, education and research components of a health system.
Advanced skills in short- and long-range planning, program and project management, facilitation and collaboration.
Sound strategic thinking and consulting skills in guiding towards workable strategies and operational solutions.
Advanced ability to coach, facilitate and influence people at all levels; advanced ability to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of staff, members of the UC Community, and external partners.
Ability to establish priorities and allocate resources among those priorities and achieve results in a multi-mission, multi-unit, multi-site organization.
Excellent communication and team building skills; experience with communications at all organization levels from strategic leadership to support functions; ability to present complex in a manner that is accessible to a variety of audiences.
A high level of emotional intelligence; must have the capacity to be aware of, control, and appropriately express emotions, and handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
Ability to accomplish results and effectively integrate functions across units and amid competing priorities in a complex multi-mission organization; must consistently demonstrate and encourage a commitment to quality, customer-centeredness, productivity, and continuous improvement. Required
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