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Informaticist

Category:

Informatics

Department:

Informatics

Status:

Full Time

Description:

Minimum Qualifications to Apply:

Minimum of 3 years experience in a clinical healthcare environment. Experienced with Electronic Healthcare record management, healthcare data analysis, and clinical workflows.

General Description:

The Clinical Informaticist applies knowledge of health information technology, informatics and patient care science in a clinical setting to assist in the design, development, and ongoing modification of computerized health care systems. As part of the Informatics team; he/she plans, implements and evaluates projects of the Informatics department. Serves as the liaison for physicians and clinical staff in resolution of issues around system utilization and design optimization.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Participates in rounding throughout the facility providing clinician end user support such as physician, nurses and facility staff, providing education and re-education related to EHR
  • Monitors correct system usage through reports, chart audits, and departmental feedback producing and delivering re-education as needed.
  • Plan, develop, and deliver training programs and educational materials related to the support and education of the EHR including other systems and applications.
  • Works as a team member keeping tracking sheets up-to-date, following up on issues until resolved and escalating issues appropriately, participate in team huddles.
  • Analyze, trouble shoot and problem solve issues related to the use of EHR and other systems and applications integrated to the EHR.
  • Assist the Informatics departments with duties related to achieving goals and projects.
  • Participates in monitoring and analysis of metrics generated by EHR ensuring facility is receiving appropriate credit and threshold of performance measures.
  • Participates on-call duties and during system downtime.
  • Manage assigned duties or projects to maintain compliance to Meaningful Use, regulatory standards and operations of the Informatics Department.

Strategy & Planning

  • Collaborate closely with and communicate between IT leadership/staff and the clinical community. Provide leadership for clinical systems projects and initiatives.
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures for the usage of clinical information systems.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Participates in the development and support of successful implementation of clinical applications across the organization.
  • Make accurate recommendations that will influence decisions for new clinical systems and technologies that meet organizational standards.

Operational Management

  • Lead the integration between clinical areas and IT using the appropriate reporting tools and methodologies such as documentation built.
  • Assess and manage workflow or clinical processes affecting the success and optimization of new or modified clinical information systems.
  • Ensure that new or modified clinical information systems maintain patient confidentiality and privacy, in accordance with HIPAA and JCAHO.
  • Train, educate, and instruct clinical users on features, operation, and usage of software systems.
  • Provide documentation support to capture reporting requirements.
  • Develop and implement auditing and review processes to ensure project goals and objectives are met.
  • Monitor system performance, and report to IT when anomalies, errors, inaccuracies, or inefficiencies occur. Make recommendations as needed.
  • Remain abreast of trends and developments in the field of clinical informatics and associated software.
  • Coordinate the collection and analysis of metrics that relate to benefits realization and the return on investment in clinical information systems.