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BJC Healthcare and Washington University Physicians together represent 14 academic and community hospitals and two multispecialty group practices of over 2500 providers. The two organizations created Health Information Partners in 2014 – an LLC, to implement the Epic clinical EHR across these entities by 2018. By June of 2018, the organization had successfully implemented Epic in 14 academic and community BJC hospitals and across 2 large multispecialty physician practices – Washington University Physicians and the BJC Medical Group.
The two organizations have committed to a unified medical record and unified clinical governance of the EHR. The organizations maintain separate clinical and financial operations and do not share Epic revenue cycle staff. The BJC Medical Group implemented Epic’s clinical and practice management applications in June of 2017. Starting in August of 2017, the BJC community hospitals rolled out Epic’s clinical and scheduling suites, while retaining Soarian as the hospital revenue cycle system and Cerner as the lab information system. The Washington University Physicians implemented Epic’s clinical and practice management applications simultaneously with the academic hospital implementation in June of 2018. Between now and the end of 2022, BJC will be implementing the Epic Hospital Billing and Grand Central (scheduling and patient movement) systems, as well as completing the installation of Epic Clinical and Revenue Cycle systems at Belleville and Memorial Hospitals in Illinois. As of the end of 2022, BJC will have Epic serving as the sole hospital and practice management EHR across the enterprise.
To address the complexity of managing shared operational governance and optimization, the combined BJC and Washington University entities seek an experienced Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (CCIO)
The CCIO will have dual reporting directly to the Chief Clinical Officer of BJC Healthcare and the Chief Medical Officer of Washington University Physicians with a 50-50 split in accountability to each organization. This individual will serve as a Clinical leader, primarily in support of the Epic Electronic Health Record.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborate with Epic Application Leadership to provide strategic clinical direction aligned to the expressed strategic priorities of both BJC and WUSM, across the missions of both organizations, which include but are not limited to Patient Care, Research, and Education.
Develop and participate in the Epic Governance process to continually improve the demand management and prioritization processes.
Interact with a cross organizational Clinical Informatics function as it is developed to align to both BJC and WUSM goals & objectives.
Partner with Epic Leadership and communicate clinical priorities and leading practices for maintaining an efficient and effective Clinical Epic application function.
Support Epic Leadership in maintaining cost effective operations by providing Return on Investment (ROI) information and appropriate value statements in support of all major initiatives.
Partner with BJC and WUSM IT Finance to define key cost and investment targets, focusing on containing avoidable cost and helping capture investment return.
Participate in operational committees and working groups to enhance, maintain, and optimize the Epic EMR, as appropriate and needed.
Serve as a liaison to Clinical Informatics activities.
Serve as a liaison with health information technology environment for BJC and WUSM as it relates to Epic, its related technologies.
Serve as an Epic expert in BJC and WUSM data governance processes.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum of five years of experience leading Epic in a health system.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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