Chief Information Officer, UCI Health System
As a member of the UCI Health Systems (UCIHS) leadership team and with a direct reporting line to the CEO and a dotted line to the Vice Chancellor of Information Technology for UCI, the Chief Information Officer (CIO), is responsible for program development and oversees IT operations management for patient care, research, education, and administration. The CIO has primary responsibility for the delivery of IT and telecommunications solutions and overall operational effectiveness of technology within UCIHS. The CIO provides direct oversight of technology infrastructure, enterprise systems and services and oversees processes to promote scientific advancement and knowledge dissemination across the entire UCI campus. The CIO works in close collaboration with others to help shape the vision, provide policy direction, and lead in the development of strategies in technology to support and advance the strategic goals in educational, research, and administrative functions across UCI and the UC system. This is a highly interactive and inclusive position that requires direct collaboration with UCI Health Affairs leadership, UCI IT leadership, University of California colleagues, and the Office of the President.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
- Oversees the infrastructure that delivers a consistent, reliable and optimized clinical and operational computing experience to all colleagues and patients at UCIHS.
- Responsible for all oversight and management aspects of information and telecommunications technology, resources and program initiatives within UCIHS.
- Responsible for strategic information technology planning to assure alignment with clinical, academic, business goals, and missions of UCIHS.
- Responsible for assessing and approving all information technologies prior to investment. Scope of technology includes information technology, video, telecommunications, and networks, that utilize, interfaces, the data center, or impacts computer security or privacy issues.
- In collaboration with the VC for IT, leads the development and implementation of long term information system strategies and ensures that information technology planning is an integral part of the overall health enterprise strategic planning.
- Responsible for the planning and development of all administrative and clinical information systems related to the operation of the hospital and clinical facilities, including the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
- Responsible for the security and integrity of UCIHS information technologies; with a special focus on any system or technology that utilizes and stores Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personal Identity Information (PII). Ensures that the privacy of Health System data is managed and secured.
- Responsible for the development and implementation of a common set of processes for creating appropriate standards, common architectures, and policies for information technologies across the Health System, where appropriate, as well as with the UC System as a whole. In this capacity, actively works as part of the planning, governance and oversight process (through established committees and forums) for information technologies both on the campus (such as the Campus Committees for Information Technology, Telecommunications and Security) and the UC System (such as the IT Leadership Council).
- Responsible for all elements of UC Irvine Health's information technology infrastructure.
- Collaborates with the VC for IT on the establishment of enterprise information technology standards. Implements and maintains security for all electronic information across UC Irvine Health.
- Develops, implements, tests, and maintains business continuity and emergency response plans that provide for the continuity of clinical patient care, research and academic continuity, and data preservation and accessibility; based on sound risk management practices, using recognized standards and protocols.
- Responsible for provision of service support for all computer applications, telecommunications, networks, telemedicine networks, and connectivity to clinical equipment. Responsible for meeting all regulatory guidelines (such as LCME, ACGME, The Joint Commission, research regulations, and others) as they relate to technology usage and support.
- Primary organizational technical leader for information technology, and information technology embedded in facilities. This role focuses on planning, assessment of new technologies, deployment to ensure optimal interoperability, value creation, and ensuring all technologies are appropriately cyber secured.
- Collaborates with the Office of the President by serving on system wide committees and work teams to develop and implement system wide policies and procedures related to IT and HIPAA.
- Ensures clinical workflows across the enterprise are configured such that there is both operational efficiency and leveraging all colleagues at the top of their scope.
- Ensures that the revenue cycle is fine tuned to adapt to a changing marketplace and provides financial transparency to patients.
- Responsible for the management of the Information Services Department. Functional units include Information Systems Operations, Technology, System Applications, Informatics, and Telecommunications. Is responsible for the coordination of all financial, clinical research and education, and administrative systems.
- Member of the University of California wide University of California Information Technology Leadership Council (ITLC).
- Partners with other Chief Information Officers across the UC Health enterprise.
- Partners with the UCI Campus CIO and UCI Chief Information Security Officer to develop and lead a strategic planning process, encompassing both UC Irvine Health and the main campus to enable the strategic direction for technology, especially technologies that are common and shared. Academic focus areas:
- Ensures a pipeline exists for the use of clinical data laid down in the course of care to stimulate scientific inquiries, guided by the use of compliant and secure methodologies for said re-use.
- Integration of the various components needed for facilitated clinical research including: build within the clinical record for the capture of research data items, linkage to the clinical trials management system for the purposes of study enrollment and compliant research billing, and appropriate sizing of the research computing infrastructure to permit processing of clinical data sets.
- Creation of a data governance architecture that balances the need for privacy and security with the provision of data to the research community and ensures the most efficient use of phenotypic data married to "omic" data (including the processing of radiology and pathology digital imaging).
- Manages many mission critical technologies that support clinical care and research.
- Manages hundreds of material technology deployment projects each year.
- Manages over 500 software applications in production use that include large scale clinical imaging applications and the UCIHS Information Technology Infrastructure.
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