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CMS Begins the Search for a Chief Health Informatics Officer

CMS has posted a job ad seeking a Chief Health Informatics Officer to work with the Office of the Administrator on its data analytics and health information management efforts.

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Source: CMS

By Jennifer Bresnick

- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking to add a Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) to its health IT leadership roster, according to a job posting on USAJOBS.gov.

The position is brand new, and reflects the agency’s refreshed commitment to health data interoperability, data analytics, and patient access to information.

The ideal candidate will “develop requirements and content for health-related information technology with an initial focus on improving innovation and interoperability,” says the ad.

Additional job requirements include creating health IT and health information management (HIM) strategies for CMS and HHS, working across the industry to determine how CMS will apply informatics standards to IT and business solutions, and providing subject matter expertise to further CMS’s development of health IT and innovation policies.

The successful applicant will likely participate in furthering the MyHealthEData initiative, which aims to connect patients with their personal health records more easily, and may also aid CMS’s numerous data analytics, population health management, and chronic disease care programs.

The position will be located within the Office of the Administrator, which will allow the new CHIO to support Administrator Seema Verma and her staff as they work to strengthen the nation’s data analytics and health information management competencies.

To view the full job advertisement, please click here.

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