Chief Science and Medical Officer
Position: Executive Director of Information Technology
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Eastern Virginia Medical School accepted its first class in 1973, holding an honored place in American history as one of the only schools of medicine and health professions in the nation to be founded by a grassroots effort. The institution's steady growth from just 23 medical students to an organization with a more than $1.2 billion annual economic impact is an inspiring testament to what vision, community commitment, and innovation can accomplish.
In addition to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a 525-bed tertiary care facility that is the region's first Magnet hospital and home to the area's only Level I trauma center and burn trauma unit, the EVMS campus encompasses the 212-bed Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (a regional pediatric referral care facility and the only standalone children's hospital in the state); the 112-bed Sentara Heart Hospital; a medical tower that houses private practice medical offices; and the headquarters of Norfolk's Public Health Department. A light-rail system connects the campus with downtown Norfolk and points east to the Virginia Beach city line.
Research institutes developed at EVMS include: The Leroy T. Canoles Jr. Cancer Research Center, which houses The George L. Wright Jr. Proteomics Lab and a biorepository; National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation; Strelitz Diabetes Center; The Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine; The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine (named for the EVMS faculty members that pioneered in vitro fertilization), which houses CONRAD laboratories focused on the prevention of STDs in developing countries; Center for Pediatric Research; EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute; and the interdisciplinary M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health.
With 150 full-time physicians and 40 physician extenders at 29 clinical practice sites, the not-for-profit EVMS Medical Group provides care to more than 1,600 patients every day. Physicians specialize in family and internal medicine, obstetrics, and medical and surgical specialties, as well as radiation oncology, laboratory, and pathology services; in addition, they engage in award-winning medical research and collaborations with national and international partners to develop medical technologies for the future. All physicians are full-time faculty at EVMS, with residents and medical students as extensions of their practices. EVMS Medical Group has been migrating to more clinically integrated care, employing a certified electronic health record and reporting software, as well as identifying, collecting, and communicating data on quality to employ the most effective strategies for continuously improving the quality of care provided to patients. EVMS Medical Group physicians work in partnership with hospitals throughout the region; all physicians, however, have active staff privileges at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. In FY17, patient appointments totaled almost 412,000.
Reporting to the chief information officer, the executive director of information technology will provide strategic and practical leadership for planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining an effective organization-wide infrastructure of information services and technology applications to support the operations of Eastern Virginia Medical School. The ED will directly manage groups that develop and deliver a wide range of services, including data administration, information systems and security, product development, and data reporting and analytics. The ED participates in the formation of (and manages) enterprise-wide policies and procedures that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of EVMS's information technology services and operations, identifying means of meeting organizational objectives by modifying existing or developing new information processing systems. This role provides executive-level vision, innovation, collaboration, leadership, and advocating for the strategic utilization of information technology across all areas of EVMS; key to this work is collaboration with the executive team, campus leaders, internal constituent groups, vendors, and other external groups to further the vision and mission of the organization as it responds to the changing needs of the community.