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....
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