PHII Sr Informatics Analyst

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Reese Air Force Base, TEXAS

981485:Task Force for Global Health

74011BR


Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: As a member of the Public Health Informatics Institute, provides public health agencies with recommendations on an informatics strategy. Identifies technical solutions for electronic sharing of clinical and public health data and opportunities for integrating informatics projects. Supports public health agencies in coordinating informatics needs and priorities. Recommends best practices and methodologies for systems development, testing, implementation, and operation within a public health agency. Identifies relevant standards to support programmatic needs, including vocabulary and terminology standards, information content standards, information exchange standards, privacy and security standards, functional standards, and others as needed. Leverages standardized data and messaging for data reuse and workflow automation. Provides public health practitioners support in managing informatics projects including engaging stakeholders, soliciting, and selecting contracted services and managing contractor performance, provide problem solving techniques and support in conflict management. Provides support in identifying and managing risks to information systems and applications. Explains technical and non-technical issues effectively to public health practitioners. Conducts formative and summative evaluations to assess the effectiveness of information systems. Determines how IT can change and improve public health practice. Identifies evaluation frameworks for public health information systems that address cost-effectiveness, data quality, and conformance to requirements, scalability, and ability to meet public health objectives. Identifies new concepts to improve public health practice, including public health decision support, modeling and simulations, and visualization, analysis, and alerts. Identifies legal, confidentiality, security, open records, and other concerns that might affect information collection, storage, and access. Establishes data sharing agreements with business partners and other organizations. Develops plans for continuity of operations in the event of system failure or unavailability. Communicates project work and informatics issues through conference presentations, reports, and journal articles. Performs other related duties as required.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in a field related to public health, epidemiology, health care, health policy, informatics, or health IT, and seven years of professional experience related to health care, public health, or consulting, OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Previous supervisory and program/project management experience. A master's degree in public health, informatics, epidemiology, or health policy is preferred.


Operating Unit/Division

The Task Force for Global Health


Minimum Hourly Rate $

33.076923


Midpoint Hourly Rate $

46.586538


Minimum Annual Rate $

68800


Midpoint Annual Rate $

96900


Preferred Qualifications

• Two to three years’ informatics experience in health care provider or public health agency (preferably state or local) settings
• Proven ability to apply informatics knowledge to public health programmatic areas
• Experience developing grant proposals
• Demonstrated excellence in communication and group facilitation skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


Additional Job Details

BACKGROUND: The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize–the world's largest award of its kind–in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.

The Public Health Informatics Institute (the Institute) is a program of the Task Force for Global Health. Our staff is comprised of professionals in the areas of public health, healthcare, information systems, instructional design and communications—all well-versed in the current and emerging issues facing public health. The Public Health Informatics Institute is known for its expertise of transforming health practitioners’ ability to apply information effectively in order to improve health outcomes worldwide. Since 1992, the Institute has assisted public health organizations in defining and leveraging the power of information systems to meet public health needs. Currently we are focused on bridging the information gap between health care and public health in an effort to drive improved population health. For more information, visit our website at www.phii.org.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provides public health agencies with recommendations on an informatics strategy.
• Identifies technical solutions for electronic sharing of clinical and public health data and opportunities for integrating informatics projects.
• Supports public health agencies in coordinating informatics needs and priorities.
• Recommends best practices and methodologies for systems development, testing, implementation and operation within a public health agency.
• Identifies relevant standards to support programmatic needs, including vocabulary and terminology standards, information content standards, information exchange standards, privacy and security standards, functional standards, and others as needed.
• Leverages standardized data and messaging for data reuse and workflow automation.
• Provides public health practitioners support in managing informatics projects including engaging stakeholders, soliciting and selecting contracted services and managing contractor performance, provide problem solving techniques and support in conflict management.
• Provides support in identifying and managing risks to information systems and applications.
• Explains technical and non-technical issues effectively to public health practitioners.
• Conducts formative and summative evaluations to assess the effectiveness of information systems
• Determines how IT can change and improve public health practice.
• Identifies evaluation frameworks for public health information systems that address cost-effectiveness, data quality, and conformance to requirements, scalability, and ability to meet public health objectives.
• Identifies new concepts to improve public health practice, including public health decision support, modeling and simulations, and visualization, analysis, and alerts.
• Identifies legal, confidentiality, security, open records, and other concerns that might affect information collection, storage, and access.
• Establishes data sharing agreements with business partners and other organizations.
• Develops plans for continuity of operations in the event of system failure or unavailability.
• Communicates project work and informatics issues through conference presentations, reports, and journal articles.
• The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) will also consider applicants that are interested in working remotely. The TFGH will provide employees working remotely with a laptop, but is unable to provide other office supplies and allowances.
• Performs other related duties as required.

TRAVEL – 10 - 20% domestic or international travel required


This position involves:

Not Applicable


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