Summit Talent Group Initiates Search for Chief Information Officer

Summit Talent Group has been retained to conduct a national Chief Information Officer search. The national search for the position of Information Technology (CIO) is being conducted for Doctors Community Hospital (DCH). DCH is a premier medical and surgical hospital located in a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC. Dedicated to passionately caring for patients and the community, this award-winning organization is recognized in nephrology, neurology, and orthopedics.

The CIO reports to the Chief Medical Officer, and as a member of the hospital executive leadership team, the incumbent is charged with educating the organization on the value and inherent risks of IT systems. The CIO is a collaborative leader, continuously communicating with employees and stakeholders, with the mission to provide IT tools and systems that improve the performance of all hospital departments, fostering a culture of customer service and immediate resolution; patient satisfaction, quality and safety; innovation and change management; vendor partnership and project management; strategic planning and technical acumen.

The incumbent continues the optimization of the electronic medical record systems, shifting from implementation to return on investment, bolstering inpatient and ambulatory operations and the patient experience through the development of analytics and predictive capabilities that lead to evidence-based clinical outcomes, budget stewardship, competitive positioning, provider engagement and financial gain.

Transitioning into the organization during the first 90 days of employment, the incumbent will conduct an assessment and gap analysis, and work closely with the Chief Medical Officer and the executive leadership team to align cultural and organizational changes to the hospital’s strategic priorities.

Key duties include:

  • the management of IT systems required to maintain 24/7 operations and security
  • long-term planning, acquisition, and capital budget processes
  • the confidentiality, integrity, and reliability of data
  • meeting the standards set by JCAHO and other regulatory entities.

The ideal candidate will be Masters prepared, with an educational emphasis in the area of computer science or similar disciplines, current with requisite IT certifications; a track record of over 10 years of progressive leadership trajectory in a healthcare environment with MEDITECH and/or eClinicalWorks experience, and a passion for customer service and team engagement.

Download the Position Description: Brief Spec DCH CIO