CMIO Advisors, LLC provides industry-leading, seasoned CMIOs and informatics consultants to share best practices and lessons learned with your organization.
A relative newcomer to the health system C-Suite, the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) has increasing influence as a medical practice – information technology translator. Today’s CMIO is becoming a critical leader in the development of clinical integration, evidence based medicine, quality measurement and clinical transformation strategies.
As US Hospitals respond to the requirements of the HITECH Act and healthcare reform, the numbers of CMIOs are increasing rapidly. Many CMIOs are members of the medical staff who continue to practice and don’t have formal training in informatics. While in the past the CMIO could learn the responsibilities of the job gradually, today the CMIO must be effective immediately.
From assessing the need for a CMIO, to launching a new CMIO position, to coaching a new/experienced CMIO, through integration of your entire medical informatics team, CMIO Advisors can help take your efforts to the next level.
Our service offerings include:
- Physician Education – Provides experienced speakers to update your medical staff/medical community on the implications of the HITECH Act and Healthcare Reform. We will customize the topics and messages based on your environment, specific interests and updates in regulation.
- CMIO Needs Assessment – Evaluates your organization’s current and future adoption levels, readiness for HITECH and the potential impact of a CMIO. At the conclusion of the engagement, we will provide our recommendations regarding your needs for physician leadership and your strategy for physician adoption of technology.
- CMIO Organization Design and Development – Defines accountabilities and responsibilities for the CMIO role within your health system, practice, vendor organization or community. Includes creating job description(s), establishing role and responsibility matrix related to Medical Informatics, and recommended reporting and communication structures. If appropriate, interviews will be conducted with your candidates for the role and a confidential assessment provided. At the conclusion of the engagement, you will be able to launch your CMIO program.
- CMIO Coaching Programs: Designed to help CMIOs new to their roles or CMIOs hoping to take their efforts to the next level. Leading CMIOs customize specific coaching programs that include annual planning assistance, telephone calls and CMIO education and networking activities.
CMIO Advisors’ is provided through a cooperative agreement between the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems and Maestro Strategies.