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*This is an Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.

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.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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