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Health Informatics Specialist - CORE

Company: Yale New Haven Health System
Location: New Haven
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.The Yale/Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) is a leading national outcomes research center dedicated to transforming healthcare for the betterment of people and society by leveraging data, analytics, and technology. We have assembled a talented, multidisciplinary group who are committed to developing solutions to the practical needs of medicine and healthcare. Our organization combines the highest academic ideals with a pragmatic approach that emphasizes the production of useful knowledge. We are distinguished by our creativity, dedication, experience, and skills, and our commitment to having our work make a tangible difference to patients, the public, and society. For additional information on CORE, please visit our website: www.medicine.yale.edu/core The Health Informatics Specialist (HIS) will function in a multidisciplinary team environment, providing health information technology technical and policy support to the Quality Measurement (QM) team at CORE, particularly as it supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) transformation of its quality measurement programs to fully digital quality measures. The HIS will support CORE in two main areas: 1) advising clients on the design (and redesign) of technical solutions and policy strategies for digital quality measures, and 2) supporting COREs expanded development of digital quality measures (dQMs encompass electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and other electronic data-based measures such as claims-based measures). We seek a candidate who is a problem solver and strong communicator who can (1) optimize the technical design of prototype software for national quality measures that access electronic health record data via FHIR APIs; and (2) support COREs work to bridge the policy and technical aspects of digital quality measurement to accelerate the nations uptake and application of digital quality measures to the benefit of patients. The list of accountabilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties that management may deem necessary from time to time. The duties of this position can be carried out remotely if this meets the business needs of CORE. Flexible work schedules and telecommuting are available if needed and/or desired.EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities:
1. -Advises government and private clients on application design and data architecture for efficiently collecting data for and calculating electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) and digital measures using a wide array of data sources including patient generated health data, patient reported outcome data, and administrative claims. Advises on redesign of national quality measurement calculation tools for use with FHIR APIs. Supports COREs development of new eCQMs, patient-reported outcome-based performance measures (PRO-PMs), and other digital measures for CMS and private clients.2. -Advises on redesign, testing and certifying of software tools to implement quality measures in federal reporting programs that leverage data from a wide range of data sources including provider FHIR APIs.3. -Assists with defining user requirements and testing strategies for ensuring functionality of clients digital measure technologies.4. -Supports the planning and execution of connection testing (e.g. at HL7 Connectathons) with collaborators.5. -Actively contributes to, tracks and is visible at national policy forums on health data standards and interoperability such as HL7 FHIR Accelerator activities and the Office of National Coordinator certification regulations and policies. Advises on federal HIT policy related to quality measurement.6. -Assists CORE staff in specifying and testing eCQMs and other digital measures.7. -Supports the development of patient-reported outcome data collection tools for the PRO-PMs that CORE develops. Evaluates and/or adapts software products to support data collection for quality measurement, such as applications for patient reported outcome measures (PRO-PMs). Assists with recruiting and overseeing technical support contractors as needed.8. -Advises on the development of COREs data assets and capacity for building and testing eCQM and other digital measures. Works with COREs Center for Computational Health (CCH) to optimize work allocation, training and staff development related to QM across CORE. Identifies and expands partners for collaboration.

Qualifications:
EDUCATION -Bachelors degree in software engineering, computer science, medical informatics, public health or a related field is required. -EXPERIENCE -A minimum of 5 years of experience in the technical and data aspects of quality measurement or clinical support applications closely related to measurement and clinical informatics is required. Previous experience with research informatics or similar field, working with multidisciplinary teams, and leading application development tasks is also required. Experience working in an academic or contract research organization is preferred. -LICENSURE -N/A -SPECIAL SKILLS -Technical software/platform knowledge of the following is required. This includes knowledge of application design and architecture, application development, and services design and development in healthcare environments. Additional required special skills include experience with healthcare data standards (FHIR, HL7, DICOM), experience with use-cases involving EHR data in downstream/value-add applications, and a good understanding of the challenges and limitations of using real-world clinical data in quality measurement. Lastly, special skills in the areas of quality improvement and research, an understanding of FHIR API and app design, and a familiarity with eCQM development using CMS tools, including Bonnie and MAT, and with Clinical Quality Language (CQL), are required. -PHYSICAL DEMAND -N/A -

Additional Information:
Position is co-terminus with funding and fully funded by our grants and contracts.

Keywords: Yale New Haven Health System, New Haven , Health Informatics Specialist - CORE, Healthcare , New Haven, Connecticut

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