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VP, Health Information Systems

Thresholds • Chicago, IL

Posted 15 days ago

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Experience - 99 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Job Description

Thresholds, a national leader in mental health services, is a recipient of the Chicago Tribune “Top 100 Workplaces" for three consecutive years and a 10-time winner of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For".   Through our more than 75 Chicagoland locations and 30 innovative programs, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing and hope for over 15,000 adults and youth.

Vice President, Health Information Systems

The Vice President, Health Information Systems, reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is responsible for the planning, and successful implementation of information systems used in the clinical and revenue cycle environments and facilitating alignment between the strategic plan driven by the CEO, CCO, COO, VP of Strategy, the CIO, and other leaders of Thresholds and the clinical strategy and guidelines of Behavioral Health Medicine & Science. The VPHIS will champion and provide leadership for the implementation, advancement and optimization of all clinical systems, including the electronic health record (EHR) and its support of Revenue Cycle Management, as Thresholds embraces the evolution in providing evidence-based care leveraging predictive analytics, population health management, and next generation patient engagement.

The VPHIS supports a positive Information Services organizational culture through strong leadership that drives a performance-based culture around delivery excellence. Remains current with new advancements in technology, national, state and local regulations and issues affecting healthcare information technology and their potential impact on the organization's ability to deliver care and meet strategic initiatives.

The VPHIS provides guidance and collaborates on department policies, facilitates reporting requirements, and defines standard metrics and scorecards to drive operation performance.

This position is integral to the long-term vision, strategy, and success of the organization.


  • Clinical Liaison
    • Provides responsive service based on user needs, including training to assure widespread acceptance and provider use of clinical systems.
    • Identifies areas to promote use of technology in creating efficiencies for clinical areas to increase quality of care and advance organizational capabilities.
    • Leads or participates on committees to support clinical outcomes analysis and quality initiatives.
    • Participate in the development of the telemedicine strategy to deliver care and supportive services to patients throughout their care journey.
    • Provide usable data to clinicians to identify their successes and challenges and provide recommendations, as appropriate, on strategies to close performance gaps.
    • Lead or participate in internal governance of clinical components within the EHR, such as order sets and formulary.
    • Continuous optimization of EHR related work-flow.
    • Promote interoperability of clinical information across platform to ensure providers have patient data in a timely and usable manner.
    • Bridge the divide between business and clinically oriented enterprise data systems to ensure end-state analytics is being incorporated into all system design.
    • Increase patient engagement via portal and mobile health with innovative approaches to patient engagement.
  • Administrative Liaison
    • Bridge the divide between business and clinically oriented enterprise data systems to ensure end-state analytics is being incorporated into all system design.
    • Leads and ensures the optimization of IT systems in support of revenue cycle.
  • Clinical Informatics Leadership
    • Serves as principal advisor to the CCO, COO, CFO, CIO, and other Information Services Stakeholders for any areas involving informatics and assessing the impact that information technology has or may have on the organization or at affiliated organizations.
    • Provides leadership in the areas of planning, development, preparation, and implementation of strategic and tactical clinical informatics.
    • Gains the support and consensus of clinical leadership and enterprise operational leaders regarding informatics needs and priorities.
    • Co-lead, with the technical team, all areas of integration of clinical practice and technology in their stream of work.
    • Increase provider engagement in the design, build and continuous improvement regarding ability of users to leverage the EHR and other clinical systems to provide optimal patient care.
    • Integrates medicine, computer, and information science to manage and communicate content build, end user support, and adoption in clinical practice.
    • Other duties as assigned.


  • May be required to work a flexible schedule.


  • Bachelors or higher degree in an IT- or healthcare-related field, with significant experience in both.


  • 15+ years of demonstrated performance in results-oriented healthcare technology services, with 10 years at a director or above level.
  • Preference for a clinician in the area of Behavioral Medicine.
  • Knowledge of the evolving area of Behavioral Medicine and its relation to Primary Care Medicine and the ability to transfer that knowledge into technology configurations that deliver effective workflows that facilitate care decisions.
  • Very strong understanding of the healthcare industry, including the relationships between providers, payors, and pharma.
  • Knowledge of the IT support of Revenue Cycle processes, including billing & collections. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles preferred.
  • Project management experience required.
  • Established team building and motivation skills.
  • Knowledge of analytical reporting and translating reporting needs into technical specifications.


Job ID: VPHEA03354
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