Strategic Initiatives Implementation Director in Nashville, TN at Parallon

Date Posted: 3/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Strategic Implementation Initiatives Director plays a key role in the identification, development, leadership, management and implementation of global, complex HIM strategic initiatives supporting the company’s short and long term goals. Drives and provides strategic and tactical input for the initiatives to ensure strategic intent is achieved, benefits to significant stakeholders are realized and organizational transformation is achieved. The Director is a high profile position, serving as an extension of the HIM AVPs, with significant exposure to leadership.

Duties (included but not limited to):

  • Provides strategic and matrix management leadership to, and is held accountable for HIM initiatives, including, but not limited to:
    • Computer assisted coding (CAC) for all hospital patient types
    • Computer assisted physician documentation (as part of the CAC)
    • Migration from retrospective to concurrent coding
    • Data Science using natural language processing
    • HIM workflow automation
    • Information governance/legal medical record
    • Electronic medical record technology upgrades (e.g., HPF to MPF) and solutions
    • HIM workflow technology solutions
    • Coding quality improvement
    • Registry (e.g., cancer) shared services
    • Abstracting (e.g., core measures) shared services
    • Electronic health record (EHR), including HIM involvement with patient portals, provider portals, HIEs

  • Maintains strategic and tactical working relationships, and actively shares and collaborates with other corporate departments (e.g., Clinical Services Group, Regs, IT&S, Revenue Cycle, Human Resources, Program Management, Clinical Documentation Improvement) and the Shared Services Centers (including the HIM Service Centers) to drive initiative outcomes.
  • Works with cross functional teams to develop and implement key HIM strategic initiatives.
  • Provides strategic and tactical guidance on HIM topics to the SSC and HSC Leadership
  • Provides HIM subject matter expertise and strategy guidance on HIM topics, e.g., tools and resources, education, data collection and reporting, revenue cycle, clinical documentation improvement.
  • Provides strategic and tactical oversight to the teams developing, implementing and maintaining HIM processes, policies, and education.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required, ideally in areas like Informatics, HIM, Business Administration, Organizational/Change Management.  Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years' HIM operations experience required.

  • Minimum of 7 years' management/leadership experience required.

  • Consulting or proven work experience in areas of process reengineering, shared services, large scale project design and implementation and project management strongly preferred.

  • Six Sigma experience (Black Belt, Master Black Belt) preferred.


  • RHIA, RHIT and/or CCS preferred.