Emory

Informatics Analyst I | PHII

Job Number
95174
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
Affiliated Organizations
Department
Task Force for Global Health
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Decatur
Location : Name
Task Force for Global Health

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Description

The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA.
Its seventeen programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. The Task Force
consists of programs and focus areas that cover a range of global health issues including neglected tropical
diseases, infectious diseases, vaccines, field epidemiology, public health informatics, health workforce
development, and global health ethics. All our programs have an end goal in sight of eliminating diseases and
protecting the health of populations. 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.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • As part of the Task Force for Global Health, works as a positive team member of a project that may consist of Informatics Analyst I, II, II, Business Analysts, Project Leads, Project Managers, Information Architects, Data Analysts, and/or Database Administrators to deliver quality applications and components within scope, on time, and within budget.
  • May participate in the evaluation of emerging technologies, developing proof-of-concepts, and promoting the usage of these emerging technologies.
  • Participates with clients/stakeholders, and may participate in design meetings with the client.
  • Works directly with the project team to document, analyze, and translate their needs into technical designs and informatics solutions.
  • Assists the team in providing public health agencies with recommendations on an informatics strategy.
  • Assists with identifying technical solutions for electronic sharing of clinical and public health data and opportunities for integrating informatics projects.
  • May support public health agencies in coordinating informatics needs and priorities.
  • Supports identifying best practices and methodologies for systems development, testing, implementation, and operation within a public health agency.
  • Assists the team in identifying 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. Helps identify 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.
  • May assist in identifying new concepts to improve public health practice, including public health decision support, modeling and simulations, and visualization, analysis, and alerts.
  • Assists with identifying legal, confidentiality, security, open records, and other concerns that might affect information collection, storage, and access.
  • May assist in establishing data sharing agreements with business partners and other organizations.
  • May assist in developing plans for continuity of operations in the event of system failure or unavailability.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Translates programmatic concepts into tools, products and services that meet the needs of program
    beneficiaries (generally public health practitioners).
  • Conducts extensive literature searches and effectively summarizes reported research findings and their
    applicability to the reasons for which the research was requested
  • Identifies themes, trends and principles that emerge from multiple discrete situations and synthesize them
    into practical tools and products for program beneficiaries
  • Supports with analyses of health informatics issues and prepares written summary documents
  • Supports the preparation of agendas, public health informatics general information, charts, graphs,
    handouts and other written materials for meetings and workgroups
  • Utilize analytic skills to translate programmatic objectives into activities, establish measures and define
    data elements for analysis.
  • Stays current with public health informatics knowledge and skills, especially in the areas of system
    integration, system interoperability, and health information exchange between healthcare entities and
    public health agencies.
  • Provides support to the team in researching legal, confidentiality, security, and other concerns that might
    affect information collection, storage, access, and use.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor's degree in informatics, business, engineering, science or related field and three 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.
  • A master's degree is preferred.

 

PHII BACKGROUND:

 

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.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in informatics, business, engineering, science or related field.
  • Master’s degree in public health or related degree
  • 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 customers with diplomacy and tact.

 

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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