Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Care Management and Integration

Memorial Hermann Health System

  • Location: Houston, TX

memorial-hermann-texas-medical-centerThe largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas, Memorial Hermann has 16 hospitals and numerous specialty programs and services conveniently located throughout the Greater Houston area. Memorial Hermann’s 5,500 affiliated physicians and 24,000 employees practice evidence-based medicine with a relentless focus on quality and patient safety. Memorial Hermann’s efforts continue to result in national awards and recognition. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of the nation’s busiest Level I trauma centers and the primary teaching hospital for McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. The Medical Center offers leading-edge diagnostic technologies and treatment techniques as well as Houston’s first health information exchange that shares vital patient data among care providers, helping to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time. The Memorial Hermann Physician Network, MHMD, comprises physicians from Memorial Hermann Medical Group, UTHealth, and private physicians and specialists. Memorial Hermann Health Solutions’ subsidiaries offer comprehensive, integrated health solutions that deliver quality benefits while helping to contain costs.

Position Overview

The Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Care Management and Integration is a senior physician executive that reflects Memorial Hermann Health System’s (MHHS’s) commitment to maximally integrating clinical care and operations for its patients in all settings. MHHS envisions integrated processes and transitions of care throughout the hospital that create fully aligned pre- and post-hospital components of care. The Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Care Management and Integration will be accountable for ensuring that MHHS collaborates effectively with all its affiliate/partner organizations. The Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Care Management and Integration will partner with the MHHS lead for cross-organizational collaboration (for non-owned affiliates and partners) in care management activities to ensure optimal population health management, alignment with emerging healthcare payment contracts, and reduction in overall medical expenses, while also maintaining and improving the quality and effectiveness of care.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Medicine from an Accredited Medical School.
  • Minimum ten years’ physician leadership experience plus participation in a physician leadership course.
  • Active license to practice medicine in the State of Texas, or ability to obtain Texas state license.
  • Experience in inpatient case management related to status determinations, denial management, clinical documentation and improvement programs, as well as length of stay and care progression management.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of clinical protocols and utilization management/quality assurance.
  • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with physicians, administrators, nurses, and other providers, including interdisciplinary care teams.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of provider reimbursement systems supportive of network health management.
  • Experience in implementing the medical home model and EMR implementation and optimization.