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Director Medical Information Systems
Ref No.: 17-00404
Location: Albany, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 06/26/2017
Tailwind Associates, an EOE, has a full time opportunity with our client in Albany, NY for a Director Medical Information Systems

Job description:
The Director of Information Services (IS) is responsible for the overall direction of the following:
  • Activities of Information Services professional staff to implement efficient and cost-effective infrastructure and business solutions supporting our Client's objectives;
  • New technology, application and support tools evaluation and procurement, including the analysis of new and emerging technologies applicable to the health care environment and the acquisition of new technologies, applications or information management tools through a disciplined procurement process;
  • Architectural planning including requirements for additional and/or upgraded hardware or software to ensure the long-term viability of the information technology (IT) environment;
Special projects as assigned by the CIO or Vice President of IS including, but not limited to the following:
  • Evaluation of alternative solutions for enterprise wide infrastructure and business capabilities;
  • Analysis and selection, through a standardized procurement process, of IT and Business technologies; and
  • Manage technology contractors, following selection, through the development, implementation and maintenance of partnered solutions;
  • Staff compliance of applicable and Information Services policies, procedures and practices
  • Establishment of professional growth opportunities for Information Services employees.

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree.
  • Minimum of seven to ten years of progressive experience in a complex technology or information management environment.
  • Minimum of five years experience managing complex technology or information management related projects.
  • Conversant with future direction of information management methods or technologies.
  • Ability to clearly relate to other management of the Center how current and future information management or technologies can be exploited for the benefits of the Center.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, (both verbally and in writing) with all levels of personnel throughout the Center.
  • Certifications and professional associations as applicable to the position.
  • Must express an understanding of health care issues, information systems, management issues, and current trends; be experienced as a facilitator, diplomat, and negotiator/mediator; express high energy, action oriented, and creative approaches to information systems issues and problems, and have a demonstrated record of bringing together diverse functions and build teams involving all categories of health care employees.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with HIPAA regulations, medical terminology, healthcare, or financial and billing processes is a plus.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex or age.