Vice President - Clinical Informatics - DHR Health

Directors and Executives (Nursing and Non-Nursing) Edinburg, Texas


Position at DHR Health


The VP of Clinical Informatics leads DHR Health in the strategy, development, and implementation of Information Technology to support physicians, nursing, nursing practice, and clinical applications, collaborating with the CNO on the clinical and administrative decision-making process. Develops clinical systems strategy with the Chief Information Officer and the Director of Clinical Applications, and optimizes the use of existing clinical systems, for nurses, physicians, and other multidisciplinary care providers, by attending to their information management needs. Performs all duties in a manner that promotes a multidisciplinary team concept and reflects the organization’s mission and philosophy.



  • Nursing degree (Undergraduate degree)
  • RN license in the State of Texas
  • Master’s degree in Nursing or Clinical Informatics strongly preferred
  • A contemporary clinician who understands major trends in healthcare
  • Experience as a nursing leader in an acute care hospital
  • Interest in quality improvement and utilization management
  • Established track record of accomplishments in management, particularly involving successful, collaborative work with clinical leadership



  • Minimum 10 years of Clinical experience
  • Minimum 5 years Clinical Operations experience
  • Minimum 2 years Leadership experience
  • Minimum 1 year Informatics experience


  • Promotes the facility mission, vision, and values by effectively communicating them to others.  Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards, and practices
  • Serve as the lead and facilitator of the organization Clinical Informatics Committee
  • Serves as the strategic liaison for health IT efforts representing nursing and patient care team needs
  • Creates a communications strategy and cross-organizational vision for nursing/clinical informatics in concert with the overall clinical communication strategy
  • Responsible for the onboarding and ongoing training EHR end-users to promote adoption
  • Understands the impact of regulatory changes and interprets and evangelizes them for internal and external constituents
  • Develops the nursing/clinical informatics strategies related to health IT implementation, maintenance, and optimization
  • Combines knowledge of patient care, informatics concepts and change management to effectively address the information and knowledge needs of healthcare professionals and patients to promote safe, effective, and efficient use of health IT in clinical settings
  • Develops clinical systems strategies in collaboration with other senior nursing/clinical, medical informatics, and operational leaders
  • Designs, develops, and implements appropriate service delivery in collaboration with IT leadership in defining, delivering, and improving services for the enterprise and its customers
  • Incorporates nursing research and evidence-based nursing knowledge into clinical informatics practice
  • Works with vendors to proactively strategize on development and/or enhancement of clinical information system solutions to meet organizational business needs
  • Advances the use of health IT to improve patient safety by designing, developing, implementing, and educating on decision support tools
  • Continuously collets, analyzes, and reports data in collaboration with Quality on patient safety issues and outcomes
  • Understands the impact of public policy initiatives on health IT systems and bridges new care delivery models into clinical practice
    • Supports nursing leadership to implement policies and procedures that supports the nursing community and patient care team
    • Develops and maintains standards of care that inform evidence-based practice, quality of care, patient safety, and clinician workflows
    • Collaborates with administration, medical staff, and IT leaders to translate clinician requirements into coordinated specifications for new clinical solutions
    • Implements downtime readiness procedures and internal reporting regarding system response time and service level agreements for connectivity and operational effectiveness of health IT
    • Other duties as assigned



    1. Chief Information Officer