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Product Improvement Manager

Date: January 17, 2019

Position Title: Manager, Health Technology

Status: Full-time

Position Summary:

This newly created position will support ASAM’s health information technology portfolio, overseeing strategic product improvements for the ASAM CONTINUUM and CO-Triage software tools 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 (For information, see: asamCriteria.org; asamCONTINUUM.org). 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.

This manager for Health Technology position will report to the Director for Health Information Technology and will oversee proactive product improvement efforts to address existing customer challenges and develop additional modules for new markets. The selected candidate will monitor customer issues and needs and facilitate solutions to improve clinical implementation as well as end user experience. They will work with the software developers to ensure that projects are clearly defined and stay on track throughout the development process, assisting with all stages of the software lifecycle (defining the business requirements, solution development, and monitoring use case testing and implementation).

The manager for Health Technology will work closely with strategic partners including ASAM’s primary technical partner, FEI Systems, ASAM experts including ASAM CONTINUUM Chief Architect, the Editor-in-Chief of the ASAM Criteria, ASAM’s Quality Improvement Council, and other ASAM staff.

ASAM is a medical professional society of over 6,000 members with a total staff of 40+ and a $10M annual operating budget. It is an energetic, fast-paced organization with multi-faceted opportunities in addiction medicine. Its evidence-based ASAM Criteria and related tools have steadily gained widespread adoption for improving addiction patient assessment, treatment and reimbursement.

The hours of the full-time position will be defined on a flex-schedule, during East Coast (Rockville, MD). business hours, Monday-Friday.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the full range of ASAM-endorsed tools, including: CONTINUUM, CO-Triage™, the CONTINUUM Biopsychosocial Narrative Report Generator and Problem List, and related products that continue to be developed.
  • Coordinate with ASAM experts, FEI Systems, and other stakeholders to identify and prioritize software enhancements to ensure 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
  • Oversee the development and implementation of processes for engaging end users to identify priorities for proactive product improvement.

Works closely with:

  • ASAM Director of Health Technology
  • CONTINUUM Chief Architect
  • Editor-in-Chief of The ASAM Criteria
  • ASAM’s Quality Improvement Council
  • FEI Systems
  • ASAM staff, Quality and Science

Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree (in either computer science, IT, or health-related field) and 2 years of experience
  • Experience in development and/or implementation of health information technology tools
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the addiction treatment or behavioral health field preferred


  • Clear communicator. Clear and succinct communications; easy adjustment to different communication settings and styles; confidence in engaging at all levels across multiple stakeholder groups.
  • Team Player. Cooperates easily with staff, vendors, and members; understands the concerns and needs of others and realistically manage expectations.
  • Problem solver. Enjoys solving a variety of problems; innovative and technically creative and provide sensible solutions for IT needs. No task is too big or too small.
  • Service-oriented. Responsive and committed to working hard to address the end user needs.
  • Solid project manager. Proven project management and organizational skills and can effectively manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.

Benefits of Working at ASAM:

  • ASAM’s work is helping millions of patients, families, and communities impacted by addiction. Our work will 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 (commensurate with experience) and benefits that include paid vacation and sick leave, transportation reimbursement, medical insurance, and 401k.


To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how your skills match the position to hr@ASAM.org. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.


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.