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Director of Health Technology

In this newly created position, you will lead the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) health information technology portfolio, overseeing strategic improvements and expansion of the ASAM CONTINUUM and CO-Triage software products which provide clinical decision support for determining the appropriate level of treatment for patients with addiction. These tools support implementation of The ASAM Criteria®, the most widely used set of guidelines for treating patients with addiction. The ASAM CONTINUUM Criteria Decision Engine provides clinicians with a computer-guided, structured interview process that organizes treatment priorities and recommends the least intensive, safe, effective treatment setting. CONTINUUM expands patient access to coordinated, comprehensive care, improves diagnostic accuracy, accelerates effective treatment, and simplifies reporting to insurance carriers. Use of the system is already growing rapidly and is expected to quadruple over the next several years.

As the Director of Health Technology, you will report to the Chief Quality and Science Officer. You and your team will oversee proactive product improvement efforts and provide end user client support, monitoring issues and needs and facilitating solutions related to clinical implementation and use. You will work with vendors to ensure that projects are clearly defined and stay on track throughout the development stages, assisting with all stages of the software lifecycle (definition of decision rules, solution development, use case testing, implementation, and enhancements). You and your team will also work oversee expansion of training opportunities to ensure that end users have the knowledge they need to effectively implement these software tools.

ASAM is a fast-growing professional medical society representing over 5,500 physicians, clinicians, and associated professionals who are leading the movement to transform America's addiction treatment infrastructure and expand access to research-validated, results-based care in the field of addiction medicine. This is an important time to be joining ASAM. Landmark legislation, H. R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, now provides significant resources in support of opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment. This funding allows communities to dramatically expands patient access to high quality, evidence-based, comprehensive care.

 

Responsibilities

Working closely with the ASAM Director of Quality and Science, CONTINUUM Chief Architect, Editor-in-Chief of The ASAM Criteria, FEI Systems, and ASAM Managers, Quality and Science, you will:

  • Support the full range of ASAM-endorsed tools, including CONTINUUM, CO-Triage™, theCONTINUUM Biopsychosocial Narrative Report Generator and Problem List, and relatedproducts that continue to be developed.
  • Oversee a range of software enhancements, sales, and training capacity expansions toensuring the success of CONTINUUM and CO-Triage.
  • Provide high-level support and relationship management for major CONTINUUM customers.
  • Engage with ASAM’s Quality Improvement Council on the strategy for CONTINUUM software improvements, training products, and ongoing clinical support.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of processes for improved coordination of end-user support and proactive product improvement.
  • Supervise the Senior Manager for HIT and the Manager for Clinical Support & Training.
  • Participate in the development and quality improvement process with the internal ASAM team and its technical service vendor(s).
  • Coordinate development of strategies for new customer onboarding including the provision of training and clinical support.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience; Master’s degree (in either computer science or health-related field) and/or PMP certification is preferred.
  • Experience in development or implementation of health information technology systems.
  • Sales and product management experience.
  • Knowledge of the addiction treatment or behavioral health field. Familiarity with The ASAM Criteria® is preferred.
  • Interest in managing a team. Managerial experience is preferred.

Attributes

  • Clear communicator. You are clear and succinct in your communications and you easily adjust to different communication settings and styles. You confidently engage at all levels across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Consensus builder. You cooperate easily with staff, vendors, and members. You understand the concerns and needs of others and realistically manage expectations.
  • Problem solver. You like to solve a variety of problems. You are innovative and technically creative and provide sensible solutions for IT needs. No task is too big or too small.
  • Service-oriented. You are responsive and committed to working hard to address the end user needs.
  • Solid project manager. You have proven project management and organizational skills and can effectively manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • You manage tasks from start to finish and keep everyone appropriately informed.
  • Technologically savvy. You are adept with technology and what you don’t know you can easily learn.

What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?

  • ASAM’s work is helping millions of patients, families, and communities impacted by addiction. Thanks to new funding, our work will be able to help address this vast national crisis.
  • We enjoy a strong organizational culture, living by our values of open collaboration, trust, courage, and connectedness. We are proud to have earned the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.
  • We offer competitive compensation and benefits that include generous paid vacation and sick leave, transportation reimbursement, medical insurance, flex savings accounts, retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, and more.

 

To Apply

Simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at resumes@staffingadvisors.com with “ASAM – Director of Health Technology / #2018-2425 CW” as the subject of the email.

Staffing Advisors has been engaged to find the right candidate and is committed to helping create a diverse work environment for our client. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.

 

ASAM provides equal opportunity to all staff. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, physical handicaps, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or any other category that is protected by federal law or the laws of the state of Maryland.

ASAM Staff Values: As an organization, our work has national and generational impact. We are an energetic, scrappy, and resilient team who are passionately dedicated to providing hope and redemption in the addiction field. Our safe, positive and professional work environment allows us to celebrate both our successes and shortcomings. We help and support each other as a family of compassionate individuals. We work with pride and an insatiable hunger to change the addiction field and to leave our mark.