In this newly created position, the Director of Health IT Partnerships and Innovation will work to accelerate the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) efforts to transform America's addiction treatment infrastructure, expanding access to research-validated, results-based care. Effective treatments for addiction exist but they are highly underutilized and often implemented in non-evidence based ways. Training, education, and standards are the key to success, and ASAM is at the forefront of that work. In this role, you will work collaboratively with ASAM leadership, ASAM’s Board and Committees, as well as with national stakeholders, healthcare organizations, and state health officials who are working to reform the addiction treatment system.
In this role, you will work to identify and develop partnerships to expand the effective adoption of The ASAM Criteria®, the most widely used set of guidelines for treating patients with addiction. This may include partnerships with technology vendors, non-profit associations, states, healthcare provider organizations, payers, managed care organizations, among others to foster innovative solutions for expanding implementation of and improving fidelity to The ASAM Criteria standards. Potential areas for innovative partnerships include the ASAM CONTINUUM and CO-Triage software products, ASAM Criteria related training and consulting services, and the ASAM Level of Care Certification.
ASAM is a fast-growing professional medical society representing over 6,300 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 expand patient access to high quality, evidence-based, comprehensive care.
Responsibilities of the Director of Health IT Partnerships and Innovation
In this role, you will primarily focus on opportunities for expanding the use and reach of The ASAM Criteria® tools and strategies.
Lead the management of existing relationships with potential technology vendor partners.
Meet with and evaluate potential technology vendors who are seeking to integrate The ASAM Criteria®, CONTINUUM, or Co-Triage into their products. You will do this by:
Analyzing market trends, risks, and overall potential
Evaluating resource requirements and constraints
Defining the structure of the relationship
Examining partner needs, motivations, and goals
Evaluating the viability of potential partners
Research new opportunities to build on The ASAM Criteria® tools and strategies with technology vendors, payers, managed care organizations, utilization review systems, and healthcare systems.
Develop use cases and workflows for potential partnerships.
Present partnership opportunities to The ASAM Criteria Strategy Committee and/or ASAM’s Quality Improvement Council
Lead the development and execution of partnership agreements. Work with legal counsel, ASAM’s leadership and board, and expert committees to negotiate and finalize agreements.
Manage enterprise risk for reputation, brand, legal, regulatory, and financial matters.
Work with potential partners including non-profit associations, states, healthcare provider organizations, payers, managed care organizations, among others to evaluate current systems and processes and identify business needs.
Determine services that match each partner’s individual needs and work with internal teams to deliver on agreements. These agreements may include training, technology implementation, consultation services, etc.
Be the point of contact and the liaison between partners and ASAM teams. Facilitate the handoff to internal teams.
Through agreements, ensure effective adoption of The ASAM Criteria® and develop processes for implementation.
Research states that can benefit from ASAM tools and strategies. Work with the Director of Quality Improvement to create outreach plans to engage these states.
Work with ASAM leadership to define negotiating strategies in advance.
Qualifications of the Director of Health IT Partnerships and Innovation
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in health technology, public health, business administration, health administration, behavioral health, health systems management, health informatics or related fields.
Knowledge of public health, health technology, and related regulatory matters.
Knowledge in healthcare systems, knowledge of addiction treatment field preferred.
Experience working with teams to drive solutions.
Knowledgeable about compliance laws like HIPAA.
Attributes of the Director of Health IT Partnerships and Innovation
Skilled project manager. Whether it’s something that requires a quick turnaround or a long-term commitment, you take full responsibility from start to finish. When you say you’ll get back to someone, you do. You bring order to competing priorities and keep things running smoothly.
Collaborative work style. You share information and coordinate effectively at all levels throughout the organization. You work cooperatively, seek out relevant information, decide the appropriate steps, and facilitate to get the desired results.
Self-driven and proactive. You ask questions and come up to speed quickly. You are hands-on. You dive in and take initiative without being asked.
Champion for the mission. You understand the big picture, know what is important to stakeholders, and what best serves the mission. You are a visible advocate, enthusiastically representing all your organization’s programs and initiatives.
Highly organized, yet flexible. You know what’s expected of you and you plan carefully to achieve results. You can easily shift gears and reprioritize as needed.
Effective communicator. You are a superb writer, thinker, and listener. You easily shift gears and reprioritize as needed. You can deliver complex information and presentations to a variety of audiences in a credible and presentable way.
Organizationally agile. You seek out and respect other viewpoints and you share your insights as well. You effectively work across organizations to build long-standing relationships.
What’s Attractive to the Right Director of Health IT Partnerships and Innovation Candidate?
ASAM’s work is helping millions of patients, families, and communities impacted by addiction. Thanks to new funding, our work will continue to help address this vast national crisis.
We enjoy a strong organization 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, health insurance, flex savings accounts, retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, and more.
To Apply for the Director of Health IT Partnerships and Innovation position:
Simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at firstname.lastname@example.org with “ASAM – Director of Health IT Partnerships and Innovation #2019-2457 ASAE” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.
The internal title for this role is Director of Partnerships and Innovation.
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.