The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is seeking a Chief Data Officer. This position will report directly to the Commissioner of Health and oversee development of department-wide informatics capacity, data use policies, population health assessment programs, and associated activities. The position is based in Nashville, TN.
Oversee a large team of professional and administrative staff supporting the Office.
Provide leadership for the TDH Office of Informatics and Analytics (which includes analytic responsibility for the state Prescription Data Monitoring Program)
Identify and prioritize major objectives for the Department regarding public health informatics, and manage informatics project portfolios.
Provide public health interoperability expertise and study data needs within and across programs to identify areas of integration and improve efficiency.
Support data management needs for large grants in other programs.
Make recommendations for policies and practices related to standards, interoperability, electronic health records and data use for improving population health with data sharing partners.
Provide leadership for the Division of Population Health Assessment (including the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, Cancer Registry, Hospital Discharge Data, injury surveillance, and Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Systems).
Oversee partnerships and represent TDH with federal, state and local partners regarding public health informatics and data management policies and procedures.
Work with the TDH Office of Information Technology Services on projects with overlapping areas of responsibility.
Provide analytic services to support the TDH strategic plan and requests for information from Executive and Legislative branches as needed.
Have responsibility for data analytics associated with the TDH Electronic Health Record system and business intelligence platforms.
Oversee the Institutional Review Board.
Have responsibility for the TDH data governance process, internally and with external stakeholders.
MD or PhD degree is preferred, with 5-8 years in a senior leadership role with experience in planning, directing and formulating policies, setting strategies, and providing overall direction of informatics and analytic activities.
Public health experience at the local, state and/or national level
Specialized knowledge in the area of public health informatics
Outstanding communication, stakeholder engagement and collaboration skills.
Strong knowledge of data governance policies and procedures
Interested candidates should send a Cover Letter and CV to: