Chief Information Officer

  • TennCare
  • , TN

This position has been filled.

TennCare is Tennessee’s Medicaid managed care program that provides health insurance coverage for 1.4 million low-income children, adult caretakers of children, pregnant women and disabled adults. TennCare currently covers over one out of every five Tennesseans and 50% of Tennessee births and has an annual budget of $11 billion. TennCare is one of the oldest Medicaid managed care programs in the country, having begun on January 1, 1994. It is the only program in the nation to enroll the entire state Medicaid population in managed care.

Position Overview

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the senior most information technology executive within Health Care Finance and Administration and will be a member of HCFA’s senior executive team, reporting directly to the Director. The CIO will be responsible for the setting and executing the technology strategy for HCFA. Importantly, the CIO will be the principal liaison between the technology team and the rest of the senior executive team, ensuring that technology is used to optimally support the key business needs of HCFA. The CIO will work closely with both internal and external technology experts to design, implement, and maintain large-scale technology solutions that ensure the smooth operation of HCFA’s many key business functions. The CIO must be an experienced technology executive with a demonstrated track record of setting and implementing IT strategy in large, complex organizations. The CIO will be responsible for managing HCFA’s IT team, as well as the performance of strategic IT partners on statewide technology projects that directly impact the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivered to over 1 million Tennesseans.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited undergraduate institution required.
  • Seven years or more of experience leading change in large information technology organizations required.
  • Experience in successfully managing a large budget.
  • Expertise in working effectively with outside vendors.
  • MBA or similar advanced training in business/management desired.
  • Experience working in the managed care environment highly desirable.
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