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The University of Miami is among the top research universities
and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest
private employers in South Florida.
With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives
for excellence, and is driven by a powerful purpose to transform
and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the
community, and people across the globe.
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where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value.
Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence,
Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community
works together to create an environment driven by purpose,
excellence, community, and service.
The University has been named on Forbes's Best Employers list
for two consecutive years, and is the only university in Florida to
receive this honor.
The Chief Health Application Officer plans, organizes and
directs the establishment and management of enterprise IT health
and revenue cycle applications in support of overall goals and
objectives. This will require very strong negotiating and people
skills to facilitate the delivery and support of the applications
for both inpatient and outpatient care systems among several
others. The incumbent plans, organizes and directs the
establishment and management of enterprise clinical applications
and EMR (Epic) in support of overall goals and objectives. Manages
staff and vendor relationships for the development, design,
deployment and daily operations of enterprise clinical systems.
Coordinates with other groups to achieve goals as established by
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Leads the development, communication, and execution of health
and revenue cycle application strategy in alignment with the health
system's mission. Serves as an integral member of the IT leadership
team assuring strategic and appropriate applications of technology
in education, research, and clinical planning and practice, and
outreach. Develops a vision for clinical and revenue cycle
technology, keeps abreast of industry best practices and emerging
technology, and identifies opportunities to use new technologies to
support Health System programs. Guides health and revenue cycle
governance to establish related priorities, develop policies and
standards, and allocates IT resources. Ensures delivery of
appropriate, effective, efficient, sustainable and secure IT
services to customers. Aligns long-term and short-term strategic
plans and practices with Health System strategic plans and
practices. Develops and supports an effective and efficient IT
workforce and represents the Health System in negotiating and
managing enterprise vendor contracts and relationships. Engages
stakeholders to ensure transparency and promote positive
partnerships. Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with
relevant federal, state, and Health System representatives and
departments. Collaborates with customers and consultants to
identify technology needs and remain open minded to innovative
solutions to meet customer expectations. Analyzes organizational
impact of technology trends and best practices on business
solutions, evaluates how future technology solutions impact current
and future business, and establishes long-term work plans and
strategies to ensure optimization of services across the
organization. Develops and administers the department’s budget and
ensures Health System-wide adherence to a centralized technology
acquisitions process. Maintains the responsibility for developing,
recommending, and implementing all technology operations policies
and procedures for the Health System. Ensures internal control
oversight and compliance with laws and regulations, safeguarding of
assets, compliance with Health System policies and procedures,
reliability of internal and external reporting, and efficiency and
effectiveness of operations. Creates an effective control
environment, conducts risk assessment, implements and monitors
1. Strategic Planning
Promotes quality and productivity improvements through
involvement in the development of improved procedures, process
innovations and changes which support the strategic direction of
Plans and implements the utilization of information resources to
support the strategic direction and operations.
2. Financial Management
Assists with the management of operating and capital budgets
associated with clinical applications and associated projects.
3. Operational Performance
Collaborates with Governance Committee to establish standards,
guidelines and policies.
Oversees the interaction of leaders contributing to the design
and implementation of enterprise systems and strategy.
Interacts with interdepartmental leaders, both financial and
clinical, to assess needs, leverage resources and ensure accurate
Partners with leaders in the Health System’s executive offices,
community and key stakeholders to ensure proper planning to address
system delivery and reporting requests.
Provides technical information on products in the market that
may benefit the Health System’s initiatives involving analytics,
data sharing and data storage.
Directs the planning, design, implementation and support of
enterprise clinical applications and EMR (Epic).
5. Standards Compliance
Ensures compliance with federal, state and local rules,
regulations and tax laws and Joint Commission standards.
6. HR Development
Selects, develops, manages and evaluates direct reports and
oversees the selection, development, management and evaluation of
Manages a diverse staff of professional and technical employees
and ensures they are trained in appropriate processes and
7. Business Development
Works directly with executive leadership in planning new
business ventures requiring IT.
Develops strong relationships within the organization and
Master’s degree in Information Technology, Informatics, Business
Administration, Computer Science or related field is preferred
Minimum of ten (10) years progressive experience in information
systems including a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in
implementing, managing and leading clinical applications in a
Previous experience with Epic or MEDITECH is preferred.
Certifications and/or proficiencies of Epic applications is highly
Leadership, communication, presentation, relationship building
and strategic planning and implementation skills
Experience in dealing with all levels within IT and senior level
business unit leadership
Strong analytical and organizational skills and ability to
develop and implement complex plans
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a
comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition
remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only
university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care
powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at
the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we
are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and
sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters
each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide
recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care.
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Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the
Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the
University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all
employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a
location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is
provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have
an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement
will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
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Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected
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