Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Childrens, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.
The Director of Digital Health and Innovation is responsible for identifying and executing on opportunities for SCCA to innovate around clinical care and patient experience
The Director of Digital Health and Innovation will identify strategic needs with key stakeholders at SCCA and partner institutions, and investigate solutions to address these needs
The Director will partner with clinical, operational, technical, and business stakeholders to evaluate technology solutions, gain approval/prioritization, and support their implementation
The Director will maintain relationships with external partners and vendors to maintain awareness of new innovations that could support SCCA or its patients
Works with physician leadership, Patient Experience, Clinical Operations, Strategy, IT and Service Line Management to assess and identify critical patient, provider, and staff needs that may require digital health and technology solutions
Conducts analyses, market research, and evaluations to identify potential digital solutions to these needs
Partners with IT teams to understand feasibility of implementation and implications of particular technologies
Engages with SCCA and alliance partner leaders and with key areas of the business to forge relationships and understand the challenges and strategic goals
Manages digital health program and initiatives once they are prioritized and implemented
Evolves innovation strategies for SCCA to align to organizational strategies and position them for market success
Identifies opportunities for innovation by understanding problems, needs, and ideas from the business, as well as patients, referring providers, and other customers.
Builds a pipeline of ideas and potential solutions, manage the pipeline, and prioritize the pipeline through criteria that ensures alignment to the strategic goals and desired focus areas
Explore vendors and technologies in the market that could provide a solution or component of a solution, build business cases with financial inputs, and make build, buy, partner recommendations.
Jointly, with the business leadership, pitches prioritized ideas to senior leadership to secure approval and funding to advance into planning and implementation.
Tracks changes in the healthcare vendor, technology, and start-up landscape over time, and engage in conversations and relationship development that may either inform or assist in the development of information sharing, ideation, prototypes, and plans
Project, program, or product management experience
Experience with and ability to drive data-driven strategy planning and implementation.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Experience developing business cases and implementation of complex product roll-outs
Experience developing and maintaining relationships with third party vendors and external partners
Experience managing a team and developing direct reports
Pipeline / portfolio management experience Ability to exert influence and direct experience in a role requiring collaboration with multiple internal and external stakeholders, relationship development, and group facilitation.
An excellent understanding of the realities and complexities of effectively planning and delivering projects within a matrixed environment
Background working with healthcare IT projects, and partnering with technical teams
Experience in working with key stakeholder to develop contracts / agreements with outside organizations
Oncology and clinical research experience
Advanced degree preferred
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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at email@example.com or by calling 206-667-4700.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.