“The Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) is located in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Office of the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health (PDUSH). This position is within the Office of Electronic Health Records Management (OEHRM) and has overall responsibility for informatics within this office. The CMIO has overall responsibility for National Health Information and Informatics Strategy and execution. The CMIO, has responsibility for the operations and management of direct activities associated with the EHR Councils, which oversee the configuration and execution of workflows. This requires joint coordination with the DoD. The CMIO works collaboratively with various Chief Officers and key officials throughout VHA and VA as well as DoD to ensure effective governance and the accomplishment of VA and VHA’s strategic initiatives, policies and mission.”
“The CMIO is a Title 38 senior executive who uses extensive leadership skills, communication skills, clinical knowledge, health care ethics expertise, and knowledge of VA and national health care policy to advise, support and collaborate with the senior executives in VA. S/he implements and oversees programs, policies, and activities that are national in scope and that influence the overall organizational mission and strategy. S/he initiates, designs and completes high visibility national projects to advance VA’s goals…”
G2X TAKE: Those who support Veterans Affairs may want to influence who applies for this role that has overall responsibility for informatics within the Office of Electronic Health Records Management and works collaboratively with various Chief Officers and key officials throughout VHA and VA as well as DoD to ensure effective governance and the accomplishment of VA and VHA’s strategic initiatives, policies and mission.