• CHIO – Carle Healthcare System

    Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Carle Healthcare System (Carle) in their search for a dynamic, experienced physician leader to serve as Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO).


    Located in Champaign-Urbana, Carle is a $2.4 billion integrated delivery health system comprised of three hospitals, a medical group with 460 employed physicians and a health plan with more than 280,000 covered lives. Carle serves more than 1.3 million people in its service area of east and central Illinois and continues to expand.  Carle recently opened a new, innovative medical school in collaboration with the University of Illinois, a top five research university with more than $600 million in funding and a top 10 engineering school in the U.S.

    The CHIO will report to the Executive Vice President and System Chief Medical Officer.  She/he will have a dyad partnership with the System Vice President, Information Management & Analytics and Project Management Office.  The CHIO will lead in aligning organizational goals with clinical and operational analytics strategy with a focus on leveraging a vast amount of data to improve quality and operations efficiencies.  As a key analytics leader, the CHIO will have essential responsibilities in leveraging data from Health Alliance Medical Plans to improve care, costs and health system outcomes.  The CHIO will sit on a variety of leadership councils to shape health system strategy, prioritize IT initiatives and optimize the Epic EMR system.


    This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned informatics leader to take on a high-level leadership role within a health system poised to leverage clinical and payor data in innovative ways.  The successful candidate must have an M.D. or D.O. with a robust background in clinical practice.  Current practice is not required. Experience in an integrated delivery health system is preferred.


    We welcome recommendations or nominations of qualified candidates. All nominations will be handled with the utmost professional courtesy and confidentiality. For more information please contact Hillary Ross at (630) 575-6116 or hross@wittkieffer.com or Zachary Durst at (630) 575-6956 or zdurst@wittkieffer.com.

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