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Chief Information Officer and Associate Dean

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

COVID-19 update: Stanford Health Care is still hiring top talent but we also have a commitment to keeping our community safe and to reduce the risk of exposure. We have modified our interviews and other hiring procedures to ensure a safe and convenient process for candidates and employees. To learn more about Stanford Health Care's response to COVID-19, please visit

Chief Information Officer and Associate Dean

Category Business & Administration Job Type Full time Job Id R211216

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This is a Stanford Health Care job.
A Brief Overview
As a member of the Chief Executive Officer's senior leadership team, and reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Chief Information Officer provides vision and leadership for the strategic development and management of information, information resources, and technology to support achievement of Stanford Health Care's (SHC's) mission, strategic goals, and program priorities.

Stanford Health Care
What you will do
Create a vision and long term plan for information technology; work closely with senior managers to develop an understanding the IT vision and communicate that vision to all members of the organization. Develop and implement a fiscal plan on both a short and long-term basis to ensure that the information technology organization meets financial operating requirements and constraints of the organization. Provide expert advice on the selection, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of information systems and telecommunication systems, including application software, hardware, and operating system software. Develop and implement human resource plans and ensure that the employees work within a positive and rewarding environment which fosters the achievement of the information systems organization goals and objectives. Direct all administrative operations of the information technology organization. Establish strategic alliances with clients, vendors and others to coordinate and integrate services. Establish relationships with members of the senior management team to determine system needs, changes and improvements and provide direction and quality assurance for new systems from project inception through installation. Develop appropriate policies and procedures to ensure system and regulatory compliance and the effective utilization of physical and financial resources of computerized information systems related to vocabulary, security and communications. Establish and coordinate organizational structure and resources necessary to support the acquisition, development and effective use of information technology resources throughout SHC entities and affiliated facilities Promote and reinforce through value-based leadership the philosophy, mission, quality principles and core values of SHC to all customers, employees and members of the Board. Financial Management/Budgeting: Provide clear direction in establishing and maintaining appropriate controls for the financial management of the institution. Serves as the primary corporate resource for major hardware, software and communication systems acquisition and investment decisions. Actively participates in the institution's operating and capital budget development and monitoring processes. Assumes control of major capital expenditures once allocated by executive team. Develops the information technology acquisition, operating and project budgets. Authorizes expenditures and monitors expenses and outcomes. Leadership Reflecting Organizational Values: Build and nurture an environment which rewards learning, creativity, risk taking, ownership, and innovation. Creates and nurtures excellent and credible client relationships with particular emphasis on consistent superior service. Motivates and fosters re-engineering of business practices and facilitates change management. Directs the effective and creative use of information technology and the institution's resources for greater organizational effectiveness and the advancement of patient care, education and research. Builds and supports effective, productive and action oriented multidisciplinary teams to support information management, technology and re-engineering projects and programs. Develops and supports programs that encourage and facilitate understanding, enthusiasm and effective utilization of information technology by end users. Fosters an environment where information assets and resources are valued and protected throughout the institution. Organizational Resource: Act as a resource to other senior managers, cross functional multidisciplinary teams, and the organization at a large in facilitating teamwork, problem resolution, professional development, and program planning. Develops and maintains and coordinated information request, interpretation and dissemination function, demonstrating effective corporate data management principles. Establishes and maintains programs for resource accessibility and support and for education in information management principles, availability of information and tools and application or technology specific training. Encourages and emphasizes effective project management approached and skills development. Strategic Planning: Play a key leadership role in ongoing strategic, tactical, and facility planning. Provide essential leadership in the institutional prioritization of information systems. Provides direction and guidance in the formulation and execution of a strategic information and technology plan consistent with the institution's mission and the direction of the industry. Assumes responsibility for recommending priorities to executive leadership and guiding the executive team to appropriate information technology decisions. Establishes effective priority setting processes for major projects and allocation of resources for clinical, strategic, business, patient management and technical systems services - Implementation track record, showing abilities to bring big projects in on time and on budget. Leads the development of the overall information architecture and integration of systems, processes and technology tools. Directs the analysis of institution wide and individual department or program needs for identification and evaluation of potential information management or process change solution options. Develops strategies and tactical plans for programs and projects. Estimates and plans human and financial resources. Anticipates industry directions and translates to needed systems and techniques.

Education Qualifications
Master's Degree Master's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience Qualifications
Fifteen (15) years of executive responsibility with a proven and successful track record of IT leadership, execution and delivery in an information intense environment, including five (5) or more years presenting at the board of director level.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to interact effectively with a variety of people such as physicians, senior management, Board, users and clinical/technical staff. Knowledge of leading IT organizations in applying innovative IT solutions in support of the business. Ability to deliver off the shelf, plug and play technology; ideally in the healthcare space. Ability to manage executive staff along with large scale and impactful budget programs, project and program management, system and business design and operational support. Ability to effectively translate technical information systems terminology to user levels. Ability to accomplish in developing, recommending and influencing decisions based on a strong business case - develop consensus, and communicate effectively in business (non-technical) terms. Ability to hire and develop smart and innovative technology talent and providing a platform for them to learn and grow. A well-respected executive who is highly entrepreneurial and professional with strong strategic expertise and capable of making tough decisions skills. Administrative capabilities and executive presence with pro-active skills in team building. Ability to integrate mission fulfillment, strategic direction and financial viability objectives. Ability to collaborate with other SHC entities and build business relationships with senior executives. Value-based leadership skills which emphasize creation of strategic vision, innovation, communication, finance, human resource management and development, with demonstrated the ability to be a team player. Problem solving and decision making; Strong interpersonal skills; Strong negotiation and facilitation skills to motivate, persuade and build consensus.

Licenses and Certifications

These principles apply to ALL employees:
SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanfords patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and emp

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