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Health Information Technology

Being an effective problem-solver for complex technical challenges is the definition of a health information and technology (HIT) professional at Advocate Aurora Health. Technology services, including a heightened awareness of the vital need to keep our patients’ personal information secure, are crucial in delivering the best patient care experience. HIT jobs are part of a diverse, multifaceted department that encompasses the whole spectrum of health information technology. You’ll work in a very dynamic, organized and structured environment that’s continually striving to improve patient satisfaction, request turnaround times and informational security.

Collaboration

Collaboration and effective communication are at the root of everything we do at Advocate Aurora. That includes the HIT team, where physicians and nurses will look to you as their silent partner, working behind the scenes to keep the essential undercurrent of technologies running and reliable. Patients expect the best care, and we know that means having the best technology in-house to service a wide range of needs.

Innovation

Technology and innovation drive health care, which is why we have a savvy team of technical experts like you running systems on the back end. With your support, our clinicians are able to determine treatments and outcomes effectively and efficiently, while also investing in new technologies like electronic health records and robotic assisted surgeries to further technical developments and better serve our patients.

Recognized for exemplifying “progress through innovation,” Advocate Aurora was named one of the nation’s most wired health systems in the Most Wired Survey by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine for 12 straight years. Advocate Aurora is also proud to be recognized by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for achieving the highest levels of EMR implementation and utilization as we continually focus on initiatives aimed to improve the technology we use.

Careers

You may be the business systems analyst with the technical expertise and the business know-how to be the liaison between clinical operations, internal IT, system users and vendors, solving problems of every variety; or the Cisco Voice network engineer who manages the infrastructure of our voice services, enhancing the experience for our patients; the security analyst who makes sure that our patient and employee data is kept with the strictest security standards; or the service desk analyst, helping with our thousands of applications, from electronic health records to those that help every team member get their job done day to day. Whatever your role, the learning, collaboration and advancement opportunities are endless in an HIT career at Advocate Aurora.

Our team members

“You don’t have to have a clinical background to be a great hospital administrator. It’s about having a culture where everybody brings their domain of expertise, whether it’s clinical or finance or marketing, etc., to the table.”

– Bobbie Byrne, MD
Chief Information Officer

Women to watch in health IT

Women are increasingly becoming involved with health IT, thanks to the many women who have pioneered in the field for years.

Becker’s Hospital Review published a list of women to watch in health IT, including those who have accomplished much over the years and rising stars in the field. Advocate Aurora Chief Information Officer, Bobbie Byrne, MD made the list.