Why a Virtual CIO?

It can be difficult for small to midsized companies with tight budgets to justify the spend required for a full-time CIO or CTO.  That is where we can help, by providing senior level Business and Healthcare IT consultants to work with staff to complete a multitude of tasks, without busting the budget.  We have consultants with experience in multiple business verticals, including Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Long-Term Care, Physician practices, Rehab, Home Health, Multi-site businesses, Multi-family housing.   Contact us for more information....

Virtual CIO Strategy

What is a Virtual CIO?

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A Virtual CIO is a part-time Management level IT person who generally works remotely but can make on-site visits.  They can perform a multitude of tasks ranging from assisting upper management with decisions to advanced troubleshooting with IT staff.  Below are some general ideas of what a part-time Virtual CIO can help with.  If you don't see what you are looking for JUST ASK, we'll see what we can do.

What a Virtual CIO can do:

  • Strategic and tactical Information systems planning and guidance to achieve goals and regulatory compliance.
    • Technical guidance and planning for ACA, Meaningful Use, HIE, ACO, MACRA, Value-Based Purchasing, and Regulatory Reporting.
    • Development, evaluation, and coordination of information technology systems.
    • System selection guidance and Request for Proposal development.
    • Vendor Contract reviews and negotiations.
    • Educate and communicate with leaders and technology staff regarding technology-based business decisions.
  • Project oversight and Guidance
    • Balance requests for technology services with available resources and organizational priorities.
    • Evaluation and procurement of staff augmentation services when necessary.
    • Develop standards for implementation, integration, and support of systems.
    • Develop methods of providing project implementation updates and feedback.
  • Information Technology operations and utilization review and optimization to provide cost-effective, flexible, and timely services to the organization.
    • Budgetary reviews.
    • Develop methods to monitor IT systems performance.
    • Develop methods to track issue resolution and root cause analysis.
    • Evaluate and enhance utilization of hospital information systems.
    • Evaluate and recommend system standardizations or consolidations.
  • Information technology policy and procedure development and review
    • HIPAA Omnibus Rule policies
    • Departmental operations policies
    • Security policies
    • Disaster recovery policies
    • Systems documentation
    • Risk Analysis development and review
  • Advanced technical and problem-solving guidance
    • Systems Integration, HL7, scripting and automation
    • Microsoft Infrastructure systems
    • Data extraction, report writing
    • Business Intelligence
    • Network infrastructure and operations
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