Digital Health Strategist

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(9/19/2022 3:14 PM)
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At HIMSS, we are a catalyst for change in the health and wellness ecosystem. As one of the largest and most experienced global healthcare associations, it is our responsibility to lead this revolution. Our mission is to reform the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology. Our staff, nearly 300 world-wide, are vital to achieving that mission. We are looking for team members who are curious to ask “What if…?” and have the tenacity to fight for the change we believe in. Join HIMSS to be part of the transformation of health and wellness.


The Digital Health Strategist (DHS) is a clinician and senior leader of the HIMSS Analytics product team, responsible for leading and advocating for the advancement of digital health transformation globally, acting as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert to HIMSS partners, healthcare providers and market supplier clients in the adoption of HIMSS Analytics Digital Maturity Models and strategic advisory services.


The DHS is a subject matter expert on digitally enabled healthcare delivery, the role of EMR/EHR and other clinical information system systems in the digital health ecosystem and person-enabled, digitally connected care. The role is responsible for leading and delivering digital maturity assessments and  validation audits utilizing the HIMSS Analytics Digital Maturity Models, strategic advisory engagements at the health system enterprise level, and working with healthcare providers to develop their strategic roadmap to investment in and implementation of digital technology as the enabler of digital health transformation, the digital health ecosystem and the achievement of measurable outcomes through use of the Analytics Maturity Models. 


The Digital Health Strategist is a trusted advisor on digitally enabled patient care, population health outcomes improvement and person enabled care through the digital health ecosystem, providing thought leadership and education internally to the HIMSS organization and externally to HIMSS clients and partners. They will become subject matter experts (SME's) on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) and other Analytics Digital Maturity Models, and actively lead the process of content updates and prioritization of new content development as the Maturity Models continuously evolve over time. The Digital Health Strategist will regularly contribute to Analytics thought leadership and speaking engagements, development of new Analytics assets and knowledge resources, education and training programs within their scope of expertise, and will actively participate in the HIMSS global Analytics practice.


Primary Accountabilities:

  • Share a commitment to the HIMSS Vision, Mission and organizational values.
  • Provide subject matter expertise as a trusted advisor and advocate for the HIMSS Analytics Digital Maturity Model(s) and Digital Health Indicator (DHI), and the role of these solutions in digitally enabled, person centric care, advancement of digital transformation and the digital health ecosystem to improve health equity, quality, and delivery outcomes for all stakeholder groups.
  • Assess, measure, report, and advise on the adoption and maturity level of digitally enabled healthcare delivery within provider systems utilizing the HIMSS Digital Maturity Model(s) and Digital Health Indicator (DHI).
  • Develop advisory engagement process assets and methodology to support the continued evolution of the Analytics digital transformation strategic advisory practice.
  • Lead healthcare facility, enterprise health system and government sponsored (regional or health service level, State and Federal Ministry of Health, etc.) digital maturity assessment and strategic advisory engagements.
  • Collaborate with clients, market suppliers, HIMSS partners and internal HIMSS teams to develop evidence-based case studies, thought leadership, education, and product content that demonstrate and explain the benefits of digitally enabled healthcare delivery and digital transformation.
  • Lead advisory (market intelligence and guidance, product, and service alignment to HIMSS maturity models, etc.) and custom education services for Platinum tier Certified Organizations in the HIMSS Digital Health Technology Partner (market supplier) program.
  • Actively inform and facilitate the digital maturity model(s) product development plan through collaboration with Product Management, Office of Scientific Research (OSR) and other internal HIMSS teams such as Government Relations, Informatics, Sales, and other SME’s (internal and external).
  • Advise and prioritize new product requirements including enhancements to scoring methodologies, new measurement models, and Office of Scientific Research (OSR) collaboration.
  • Influence the strategy to address internal and external business and regulatory issues, market forces, healthcare delivery trends, and population health improvement strategies as they pertain to the Analytics business and digital transformation of healthcare.
  • Lead and/or participate in multi-disciplinary projects or initiatives as they pertain to the relevant product portfolio.
  • Engagement level financial accountability, including schedule and revenue recognition responsibility.
  • Mentor and develop Digital Health Advisor roles
  • Actively facilitate and support the Analytics product group in achievement of the Strategic Plan.

What you will need to be successful:

  • Licensed healthcare professional, minimum of bachelor’s degree in clinical field required.
  • Master’s degree qualified, clinical specialty, health informatics, population/public health, digital health transformation or similar required.
  • 12 to 16+ years of experience in a healthcare related field, preferably acute patient care services, clinical IT and/or informatics (nursing, medical, healthcare), and/or healthcare quality improvement including 5+ years of experience in team leadership, establishing and developing new teams and fostering team performance.
  • Ability and flexibility to work strategically and conceptually where required, proactively with limited oversight, collaboratively within teams and with stakeholders to meet the demands of day-to-day projects and operations, with a high degree of resilience in rapidly changing/highly demanding environments.
  • Experience managing clinicians and tertiary degree level educated employees required.
  • Project management experience and certification highly desirable.
  • CPHIMS certification required or certification to be completed within the first six months of employment. CPDHTS to be completed within one year.
  • Advanced understanding of complex healthcare delivery systems, the digital health ecosystem and the impact of digitally enabled healthcare delivery on all stakeholders, including patients/consumers, families, and populations, health systems and governments across the healthcare landscape.
  • Advanced decision-making, critical thinking, analytical, problem solving, and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and business process optimization skills.
  • Strong experience in researching published literature, writing and reviewing articles and white papers, facilitating SME panels and advisory groups.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with strong personal integrity, ability to lead and function collaboratively in teams, continuous improvement, and continuous learning mindset.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office product suite, ability to work in a fully remote environment with appropriate online tools and systems.
  • This is a global role, fully remote. Candidate must have the ability to travel internationally when required and be accustomed to remote work practices and environments, across multiple time zones.

Why we love HIMSS, and why you will, too:

  • Diverse, collaborative and winning team environment.
  • Flexible working arrangements, opportunity to work 100% remote.
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage.
  • Generous paid time off, including time off to volunteer!
  • Wellbeing programs to support all of your emotional, physical and financial needs
  • Emphasis on continuous learning and development.

Are you a Changemaker?


Together, we’ll do amazing things for healthcare.


HIMSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Vets/Disabled






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