Health Informaticist

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Health Informaticist Job Description

 

Job Title: Health Informaticist

 

Job Summary:

 

A Health Informaticist is a specialized healthcare professional who combines knowledge of healthcare practices and information technology to manage healthcare data and information. Health informaticists use electronic health record (EHR) systems and other healthcare-related software to manage patient data, improve care quality, and support clinical decision-making. They analyze, organize, and manage healthcare data, create reports, and work with other healthcare professionals to improve patient care.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

- Implement and maintain electronic health record (EHR) systems and other healthcare-related software.

- Analyze healthcare data to identify trends, evaluate outcomes, and support clinical decision-making.

- Develop and implement data management policies and procedures to ensure data accuracy, security, and privacy.

- Collaborate with healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, and administrative staff, to develop and implement effective healthcare delivery systems.

- Provide training and support to healthcare professionals on EHR systems and other healthcare-related software.

- Prepare reports on healthcare data, including quality measures and patient outcomes, for internal and external stakeholders.

- Develop and implement health information exchange (HIE) policies and procedures to improve healthcare data sharing between healthcare organizations.

- Ensure compliance with healthcare regulations, including HIPAA and HITECH.

 

Requirements:

 

- Bachelor's degree in Health Informatics, Health Information Management, or a related field.

- Certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

- At least 3 years of experience in a healthcare setting, preferably working with EHR systems and healthcare-related software.

- Knowledge of healthcare delivery systems, healthcare data analysis, and healthcare regulations.

- Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

- Ability to work collaboratively with healthcare professionals at all levels.

- Experience in project management is a plus.