Director Lifecycle Management
Nashville , Tennessee
October 18, 2017
At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, HCA is comprised of locally-managed facilities that include more than 250 hospitals and freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom, employing approximately 230,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities resulting in more than 26M patient encounters each year. HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we provide by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality.

Additional Facts:
• Ranked 63 in Fortune 500
• Competitive Fortune 100, industry matched salaries and yearly merit increase
• Computerworld Top 50 Best Places to Work in IT annually since 2009
• Named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" annually since 2010
• 106 HCA hospitals are on The Joint Commission's list of top performers on key quality measures.

The Director of Enterprise Lifecycle Management has an expansive role from technology strategy to product roadmaps to ensuring execution of plans. This role will lead lifecycle activities for all aspects of HCA's billion dollar technology portfolio, including other technology areas like Parallon, Sarah Cannon, Physician Services Group, HealthTrust and our 15 divisions.

This role is responsible for the management of IT technologies and products throughout their lifespan, from procurement (or build) through retirement. The purpose is to enable proactive and purposeful planning for upgrades as well as plan for assets at end-of-life.

Successful Lifecycle Management should include these core components:
Contracting and Procurement
Asset Management
Technology and Product Roadmaps
Governance, Planning and Execution

This is an emerging area for IT&S. This leader with will begin work to build/select an Asset Inventory Management solution: Identify tool/solution, determine ownership, create projects and assign owners.

He or she will identify targets for roadmaps with initial focus on:
Operating systems - workstation & server

And will begin work with Portfolio Management to create a Lifecycle Management BU and determine funding allocation.

This Director directs the creation of system plans, roadmaps and strategies for the enterprise hardware, software and applications. This role evaluates the company's infrastructure systems and applications and works in tandem with project teams to define proper sunset plans.

This Director also needs good communication and interpersonal skills, and will be interfacing directly with HCA's executive team, IT&S leadership and executives of our business partners.

Specifically, the Director of Enterprise Lifecycle is responsible for:
  • Developing and maintaining specific components of the Lifecycle Plan to ensure these are up-to-date and reflect our future plans
  • Defines and directs specific initiatives to achieve the overall goals, participates in analyzing organizational implications, and implements approaches for managing changes
  • Ensures project technology decisions are included in the lifecycle standards and policies
  • Responsible for building strong relationships with IT&S leaders, Business leaders, project managers, and technical specialists and for executing on roadmaps
  • Responsible for personnel management, ensures performance management, sponsors career
  • Understands and applies overall company technology strategy to current products and upcoming products
  • Effectively presents and articulates advanced product features, benefits and overall product solutions, specifically, communicating how company's product can uniquely meet patient needs and add value
  • Solid mix of technology depth, project management and business impact
  • Works in conjunction with field operations department to establish ongoing priorities
  • Works closely with Infrastructure Services and Operations (asset inventory), Finance & Admin (contracts, procurement, portfolio management), Product Development (product roadmaps), and Field Operations (timing, resources, communication)

  • Experience in complex infrastructure and product solutions
  • Experience in advising and consulting others on technical design directions and decisions as an internal or external consultant
  • Experience in understanding technical solutions using many of the following technologies, concepts and processes (but not limited to):
  • Development standards & methodologies
  • Data Warehouse
  • HCA's platform technologies including IBM zOS, IBM AIX and Wintel
  • Storage Technologies
  • Database Technologies including DB2/UDB, MS SQL, Oracle, Essbase, Teradata, Access
  • Web Services / SOAP
  • Integrated Compute Stack
  • Cloud Concepts and Management
  • HIS Solutions include Meditech, Epic, HMS, CPSI, McKesson
  • Reporting technologies including Microstrategy, SSRS, Business Objects
  • Client/Server
  • SDLC
  • Object/Component Pattern-Based Design
  • Unified Modeling Language
  • Security Concepts
  • n-Tier Web Concepts
  • Data Modeling Concepts
  • Network Concepts
  • XML
  • Workflow Engines
  • Rules Engines
  • MQSeries
  • MS Dev Tools
  • J2EE Dev Tool
  • Integration Technologies including BizTalk and Cloverleaf
7 or more years of relevant experience

College Graduate Required - Undergrad

Healthcare experience, working knowledge of scrum, six sigma, and lean methodologies, Biztalk, Microsoft projects, Java

Standard office environment.
Some travel may be required.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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