POSITION SUMMARY This position serves as an internal resource and expert regarding the definition and interpretation of meaningful use and all other regulatory requirements. This individual will assist the CMIO, System Director of Health Informatics, and System Director of Clinical Informatics in the creation of comprehensive implementation strategies supporting CHRISTUS' compliance with quality and regulatory requirements (i.e., ARRA Meaningful Use, Joint Comission, Medicare Core Measures). This position will be critical to managing the imperative that CHRISTUS prioritize, anticipate and address overlapping initiatives and subsequent concerns related to resource allocation, budgeting, and attestation timelines. This includes the coordination, monitoring, and status reporting of all projects or workteams that are essential to the demonstration and achievement of quality and regulatory compliance across the organization.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES - Maintains an ongoing, deep knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and quality or regulatory requirements related to meaningful use, Joint Commission, and CMS Core Measures and acts as the subject matter expert communicating quality and regulatory knowledge to key stakeholders. - Coordinates the creation of a comprehensive implementation strategy that priortizes, anticipates and addresses overlapping initiatives and subsequent concerns related to resource allocation, budgeting, and attestation timelines. - Ensures all electronic Health record software vendors required for reporting/attestation have the appropriate certification within timeframes prescribed by regulators. - Keeps leadership informed of progress and elevates any issues that require action and/or decisions. - Ensures support and input from appopriate stakeholders is obtained to aid swift and informed decision-making. - Engages and collaborates with Health Informatics, Clinical Operations, and Quality departments regarding adoption of changes to process/procedures/workflow, clinical documentation, and/or reporting necessary to support achievement of regulatory compliance within established timelines. - Collaborates with Health Informatics team members to ensure current and future regulatory and compliance elements are built appropriately into the health information system or appropriate applications for end user utilization. - Coordinates data reporting to ensure data integrity and appropriate capture of required data for attestation and performs analysis to support performance improvement and regional and system compliance. - Maintains documentation (evidence book) for ARRA Meaningful Use Attestation and all other audits.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.