Deputy Director (CIO)
Who we are and what we do
OhioMHAS Information Services is the technology arm of the 3rd largest cabinet level agency in the State of Ohio. We support more than 3,200 employees within 6 regional inpatient behavioral health hospitals, Ohio Pharmacy Services, and central office. We develop and support technology for several critical business solutions used by the agency as well as by county and local behavioral health care providers across the state.
Key functional areas of the OhioMHAS IT department include infrastructure, application development, program management, and end user experience. We manage several commercially based products as well as develop custom applications to support the states’ licensure, grants funding, and other business critical functions. We also maintain a close partnership with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services to ensure that state-driven initiatives are a part of our ongoing quest for uninterrupted service delivery and to incorporate state strategy into the OhioMHAS IT technology roadmap.
Our primary goal is to ensure system availability, and we work to ensure easy access to our tools and solutions. Central to our daily focus, is maintaining an awareness of the core guiding principles driven by OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss: ‘Collaborate & Contribute, Serve Compassionately, Be Accountable, and Deliver Quality.’
Our strategic roadmap includes supporting the agency’s goals through integrated business planning, maturing the current IT operating model designed to drive solutions to market quickly, and helping facilitate a data driven environment. We continue to identify opportunities that support remote workers as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis and implement strategies to boldly position ourselves for the future. Cybersecurity, cloud enablement, and clinical system modernization remain at the forefront of technology planning. Our focus on artificial intelligence and data analytics facilitates a foundation that positions the agency to manage information in a faster more efficient manner allowing staff to leverage more time on other critical aspects of their role and furthers the goal of a data driven philosophy.
One of our strategic initiatives is to deliver a new electronic health record (EHR) for the 6 behavioral health hospitals over the next two years. This effort will enable health records to be easily, securely shared with other health care delivery providers.
We are looking for leaders who are innovators, have a sense of urgency, and want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Strong technical and business acumen are paramount to understanding the journey of our stakeholders. We are a team of IT professionals driven by the mission of our agency and are passionate about what we do. We bring our skills to the table, understanding that one person must be a part of a bigger discussion to truly make a difference.
“Each of us plays a key role in moving our mission forward to support the patients we serve. Central to that role, is reminding ourselves that we must always lead from where we are.” Renee Tolliver – CIO
Please join us for our Technology Job Fair on May 18, 2021. Look forward to seeing you there!