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Req #: 10759
Division: Executive Leadership
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: TBD-To be determined
Compensation Type: Salaried
Facility: John Peter Smith Hospital
Location: 1500 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX


Description: The Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) will lead and be responsible for the planning and implementation of information systems used in the clinical environment and facilitate the development of the JPS Health Network’s clinical enterprise. This position will be a strategic and tactical leader for clinical systems initiatives across the Network. The CMIO will operate as a leader in helping to establish and communicate a vision and plan for the use the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). This position will be assist in supporting the development, implementation and use of clinical information systems in order for the clinicians to deliver of the highest quality and most appropriate patient care.
Typical Duties:

  1. Serves as the primary liaison between providers and IT.
  2. Chairs the appropriate clinical information system committee(s).
  3. Builds relationships with Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), and allied health professionals to gain support of information technology initiatives. Is highly responsive to users needs, including training, to assure widespread acceptance and provider use of the clinical systems.
  4. Assists in the development of implementation strategies based on medical informatics trends and best practices.
  5. Reviews medical informatics trends, experiences and approaches, develops technical and application implementation strategies and assists in the development of strategic plans for clinical information systems.
  6. Leads development of clinical “rules” supporting patient care and protocol research as well as the design of clinical system features supporting protocol management and the use of the system to leverage the clinicians’ time and maximize communication with affiliates and referring physicians.
  7. Leads and facilitates key clinical leadership groups in the creation of required clinical content, protocols, workflows and related system usage polices.
  8. Serves as the primary provider champion for all major clinical information technology projects.
  9. Creates and supervises clinical optimization teams to review and enhance system utilization and configuration to improve the efficiency and outcomes of clinical care.
  10. Maintains awareness of existing and emerging technology, regulatory, and market factors and assists in the development of the IT strategy and plan.
  11. Works with senior clinical leadership in deploying standardized evidence-based best practices in medicine and clinical content and ensures adoption of best practices.
  12. Works in concert with IT and departmental quality efforts to design and implement systems supporting patient care, research activities, and quality improvement.
  13. Supports data governance by identifying and addressing critical data quality management issues and monitoring and improving quality data.
  14. Acts as an advocate for the protection of patient privacy and the security of protected health information.
  15. Supports various regulatory compliance activities including HIPAA, Meaningful Use, and Billing Compliance.
  16. Performs other related job duties as assigned.



    Required Education and Experience:

  • Licensed and board certified MD/DO with recent clinical experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an IT physician leader with progressive leadership responsibilities in a complex, multi-specialty healthcare environment.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in medical informatics, clinical systems implementation, process re-design and change management associated with introduction of IT to clinical culture; familiarity with products and medical informatics trends and tools.
  • Solid practical experience to design and implement systems within the framework of technical boundaries.
  • Established track record of accomplishments in management, particularly involving successful, collaborative work with physicians.
  • Practical experience with electronic health information systems including configuration, implementation, support and optimization in an ambulatory or hospital setting.
  • Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Board Certified Physician
  • State Medical Board Licensure
  • Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from an accredited college or university.

Location Address:
1500 S. Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas, 76104
United States


JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network includes an acute care hospital and more than 40 community-based clinics, including 19 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.

Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group. Acclaim has over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network in specialties ranging from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group has been formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial and clinical performance
outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

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