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Program Manager - EHR/Meaningful Use

Program Manager - EHR/Meaningful Use

Job Description

Ascension Health Information Services (AHIS), located at the Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin, TX, is currently searching for a Program Manager with Meaningful Use/EHR experience.  The Program Manager will act as a strategic partner and leader providing direction in project disciplines, Meaningful Use Requirements, and contributing to the West Region’s strategic EHR direction.  Manage multiple projects either independently or with the assistance of subordinate Leads/Analysts  for many clients requiring large, complex , interdependent systems with significant implications for the business and/or the IT architecture.  Requires the ability to analyze complex business strategies and competitive issues and discern their implications for systems support.  Works with Senior  technology professions and other Senior Managers to shape the organizations short and long term EHR and Meaningful Use strategy.  In their project role establishes plans and prioritizes initiatives.  The Program Manager ensures resources and organization structure are in place and operating effectively and anticipates conflicting needs and proactively resolve them.  Works with the Regional and local Directors to develop long term resource plans for the project function.  Requires strong customer service skills to be able to balance and negotiate the needs of multiple users and communicate the business advantages of various technical solutions.

Effectively and proactively manages customer expectations and effectively communicates highly technical information to numerous audiences, including senior management, customer and junior staff.  They are a key resource for problem escalation and for individuals to guidance and complete solutions.   Has a proven track record in developing and mentoring effective project analysts, Leads and solution analysts..  Evaluates the applicability of leading edge technologies and uses this information to influence future AHIS and/or business strategy.  Brings technical and/or business systems knowledge from external sources and incorporates those ideas.  Successfully integrates across multiple technologies and systems.   Understands the direction technology must take to support the business.  Anticipates business needs and effectively plans for the future of systems and technologies supported.  Develops and implements the job and organization structure necessary to successfully deliver the project work required by the business.


  • Manages to Roadmap for EHR/MU deployments
  • Responsible for oversight/deployment of EHR projects Regionally
  • Resource/Expert for Meaningful Use requirements and implementation
  • Establishes measures to assess project effectiveness/success.
  • Assembles a project team and arranges for any necessary project resources.
  • Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Conducts post implementation review of project to ensure objectives were met, and to document and learn from any problems encountered.
  • Trains, mentors, and develops junior project contributors.
  • Ensures maintenance of project library.

Job Requirements

  • Requires 12 or mores years of experience in IT with more than 7 years in an Acute Care facility
  • Experience implementing Acute Care EMR/EHR solutions is required
  • Strong understanding of Meaningful use requirements and measures required and two years responsibility in this area demonstrated in previous position.   
  • Position requires excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience working with Senior Leaders in an Acute Care environment. 
  • Project Management Certification is desired.  
  • Minimum of 5-7 years project management experience of large projects in a Hospital setting
  • Previous experience in Manager level position      
  • BA/BS or equivalent job experience  
  • Prefer Cerner experience strongly preferred but not required.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Program Manager - EHR/Meaningful Use

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