Sample Position Description: Project Manager, Health Information Exchange

The Project Manager will be responsible for completing a process which results in achieving robust and sustainable HIT service for providers and citizens in the state. This will include a full range of programmatic, technical and administrative processes that support discovery, procurement, planning, contracting, oversight and evaluation. The Project Manager will work closely with the practices, the Implementation and Optimization Organizations (IOOs), the vendors and staff and consultants.


A successful candidate will perform the following responsibilities:

  • Manage the HIE planning and implementation projects. Maintain all appropriate project deliverables and responsibilities, for example, project scheduling, risk management, change management, issue management and status reporting.
  • Assist in the creation, management and documentation processes for the review and evaluation of proposals. Participate in these review processes with an emphasis on testing the technical and business claims made in each proposal. When necessary utilize 3rd party expertise so as to aid in the assessment and evaluation of proposals.
  • In conjunction with the Program Director, supervise the Implementation and Optimization Organizations (IOOs) and vendor relationships to ensure success of technology implementations.
  • Monitor HIE project implementations for accuracy and timeliness to ensure the focus on successfully achieving the project goals including compliance with grant reporting requirements for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC).
  • Oversee all aspects of execution, including identifying and solving problems that would otherwise delay the provision of new HIE services. The Project Manager will ultimately be responsible for the assuring the projects are on-budget and on-time and delivered with the expected value to the practices and stakeholders.
  • Assist Program Director, our organization's Director and other participants with project management of HIE efforts including budgeting, planning, organization and community relations.
  • Assist with the management of relevant Ad Hoc Workgroups.


Our candidate of choice will have a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, economics, heath care or related field. You will have more than five years of progressive work experience and a proven track record in the implementation and management of information technology projects. To qualify, you should have a strong background with the healthcare industry working with Health Information Exchange operations and architecture.

You should have a strong familiarity with the state's healthcare environment and HIE services and products. Your ability to listen to stakeholders, understand complex issues, recognize decision points, and design and deliver creative solutions coupled with your ability to partner with a wide variety of constituencies across industries and political lines will be critical to your success. You will need strong interpersonal skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Your demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects effectively while facilitating group success will be critical to the project manager role. Your computer proficiency and knowledge of interpreting financial information will be essential to accomplish your day-to-day task successfully.

Sample Position Description: Project Manager, Health Information Exchange