The Task Force for Global Health, founded nearly 40 years ago to advance health equity, works with partners in more than 150 countries to eliminate diseases, ensure access to vaccines and essential medicines, and strengthen health systems to protect populations. Expertise includes neglected tropical diseases and other infectious diseases; vaccine safety, distribution and access; and health systems strengthening. For more information, visit www.taskforce.org.
The Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII) is a program of the Task Force for Global Health, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Our staff is comprised of professionals in the areas of public health, healthcare, information systems and communications—all well-versed in the current and emerging issues facing public health. PHII is known for its expertise as a neutral convener of public health professionals and their stakeholders, transforming health practitioners’ ability to apply information effectively in order to improve health outcomes worldwide. Since 1992, PHII has assisted public health organizations in defining and leveraging the power of information systems to meet public health needs. For more information, visit our website at www.phii.org.
- As part of the Task Force for Global Health, leads small to medium size matrix project teams that may consist of Business Analysts, Project Managers, Information Architects, and Data Analysts to complete quality deliverables within scope, on time, and within budget.
- May mentor other analysts on informatics standards and methodologies.
- Ensure that informatics standards and methodologies support and advance the project objectives.
- Establishes collaborative relationships with clients, project team and other staff.
- 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.
- Communicates project work and informatics issues through conference presentations, reports, and journal articles. Performs other related duties as required.
- Participate fully as a member of the Task Force for Global Health by contributing, assisting and participating in projects, activities, and initiatives as requested by management.
- 10-20% domestic and international travel is required.
- A bachelor's degree in informatics, business, engineering, science or related field and seven years of position specific subject matter knowledge and/or experience in planning and applying information technology to one or more business functions, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Master’s degree in public health related field
- Five years of experience specifically related to the position including (at least one year) in public health informatics.
- Five years of experience in public health program areas of immunization, surveillance, vital records or direct services and/or working with Electronic Health Record systems, and/or health data standards or equivalent combination of experience, education and training.
- Demonstrated strong professional oral and written communication skills.
- The ability to interact with both internal staff and external clients with diplomacy and tact.
- Experience working with a public health agency.
- Proven ability to manage multiple projects and work-related priorities.
- Experience with standards (HL7, LOINC, SNOMED, ICD10).
- Proven ability to implement projects.
NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department. This role requires residency in the state of GA. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.