The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is seeking a Chief Telehealth Officer (CTO) for the Center for Telehealth. The CTO will provide leadership and oversight for the clinical, education and research activity of the Center for Telehealth, including high-quality operational execution, clinical care delivery, and quality improvement. The CTO serves as senior most executive for Telehealth leadership team, ensuring all policies, programs and initiatives are consistent and will be supportive of the Medical Center’s missions, vision, and values.
In over half of Mississippi counties, patients must drive more than 40 minutes to receive specialty health care. Without access to quality care, Mississippi is falling short on national health standards. The Center for Telehealth at UMMC is and has revolutionized availability of medical services in the state.
Mississippi ranks at or near the bottom in most health rankings; worst infant mortality and most kids born with low birth weight; second-to-highest rate of obesity and cancer deaths, second from the last in diabetes outcomes. Mississippi is the leader in one aspect of health care: Telemedicine. A pioneer in telemedicine, UMMC’s Center for Telehealth continues to expand and improve telehealth offerings, promoting integration into everyday practice in a growing number of venues and through an increasing number of platforms, such as remote patient monitoring and app-based customer technologies. This is a strategic effort to transform the health of our state through collaboration and integration in pursuit of acute and chronic disease management for our citizens. Telehealth extends our clinical and public service offerings, modernizes our teaching, and broadens our research portfolio. UMMC’s Center for Telehealth offers seventeen different medical specialties and currently has over 93 remote clinical sites.
UMMC Center has also been named a Telehealth Center of Excellence (COE) by HRSA. The award was received in 2018 and included an initial $600,000 in funding, with an additional $2 million over two years. As one of only two COEs in the country, this designation allows UMMC’s Center for Telehealth to serve as a national clearinghouse for telehealth research and resources, including technical assistance to other telehealth providers.
Dedicated to health sciences education, research, clinical excellence, and enhancing the health of Mississippi’s population, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) located in Jackson, Mississippi is the only academic medical center in Mississippi. This means that UMMC is not just a medical school, but also seven other health professions schools, including medicine and a graduate school in the health sciences.
UMMC is also a biomedical and clinical research enterprise, seeking new treatments and cures for diseases and conditions that afflict Mississippians and sharing that new knowledge locally with trainees and faculty as well as with the national and international biomedical community.
UMMC’s patient care enterprise operates four tertiary hospitals and two community hospitals and network of adult and pediatric clinics. UMMC has Mississippi’s only Level 1 trauma center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit, solid organ transplantation program and dedicated Children’s Hospital. Each year the UMMC clinical enterprise yields approximately 32,000 hospital admissions, 28,000 surgical operations, and a combined 728,000 outpatient and emergency department visits.
UMMC has an annual budget exceeding $1.6 billion, provides jobs for nearly 10,000 employees, and has a direct economic impact on the state that exceeds $2 billion annually.
MD or equivalent degree from an accredited medical school;
Board Certification in specialty recognized by ABMS;
Demonstrated experience in providing care via telehealth or in the development and operationalizing of telehealth programs and possess deep knowledge of telehealth operations and best practices related to effectiveness and efficiency.
Three or more years of progressive leadership in healthcare and/or medical staff activities with clear personal achievements in these arenas;
Experience and achievements when required to execute programs by building consensus through complex organizational constituencies and/or In other words, the ability to lead through influence as well as authority;
Clear evidence of the ability to both be part of an executive team and to build formal and informal teams to accomplish objectives;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Demonstrated commitment to nurture vital
The Chief Telehealth Officer will report to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The position will have a close working relationship with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, Chief Operations Physician, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Health System CEO and Chief Medical Officer of UMMC. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with the experience, achievement and responsibilities for this position.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.
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About The University of Mississippi Medical Center
he University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, which opened in 1955, is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi and is Mississippi’s only academic health sciences center. The 164-acre campus houses the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions, Dentistry and Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences. •Currently has over 9,000 employees and 2,400 students •Hospitals on campus include University Hospital, the Wallace R. Conerly Critical Care Hospital, the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants, and Batson Children’s Hospital •The Jackson Medical Mall houses the UMMC Cancer Institute, along with the Jackson Heart Study More than 125 medical specialties are represented by the University of Mississippi Health Care’s 450 physicians and five hospitals. As a part of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the state’s only academic medical center, UMHC is dedicated to improving lives through quality healthcare, cutting-edge research and education of tomorrow’s health care leaders.