• Health Standards & Interoperability Principal

    The MITRE CorporationBedford, MA 01730

    Job #1429787280

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    MITRE operates the Health federally-funded research and development center (Health FFRDC) on behalf of US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Through the Health FFRDC, MITRE serves in the public interest and helps to bring world-class expertise to bear on key challenges facing the nation. MITRE serves as an objective, independent, not for profit advisor supporting many of the complex analysis and critical thinking requirements that encompass business, policy, technology, and operational interests across HHS.

    The Health FFRDC is growing rapidly, particularly through increasing engagements with federal agencies around how to leverage clinical data and standards to support population health activities. These efforts an outstanding opportunity to have substantial impact on national and international health, fostering research, improving care and public health outcomes, and lowering burden and costs.

    MITRE is seeking health standards professionals with demonstrated experience in bridging the domains of clinical data, health standards, and software engineering to solve complex health interoperability problems. As a health standards and interoperability expert, you will be helping to architect, analyze, implement, pilot, and prototype FHIR-driven and vocabulary standards-based health information standards and systems that demonstrate the "art of the possible" to government agencies, health systems, industry, and individuals.

    The ideal candidate will have experience in emerging standards domains, specifically with social determinants of health (SDoH) data. Experience with health IT solutions for SDoH data collection and use in clinical settings, integration of SDoH across health care and community-based settings, or contributions to the development of SDoH data standards (e.g. Gravity HL7 FHIR Accelerator) are highly desirable.

    Key Functions:

    • Serve as subject matter expert to and/or lead multi-disciplinary teams of clinicians, standards experts, software developers and FHIR engineers to design, develop, pilot, and improve health IT systems and artifacts.

    • Evaluate, develop, and employ expertise in health IT standards, interoperability, informatics, clinical workflows, and industry best practices.

    • Shepard standards development through organizations such as HL7 and other standards organizations.

    • Provide thought leadership in identifying and addressing emerging health standards needs.

    • Interface with senior leaders of federal healthcare agencies and departments, think creatively, and guide approaches to solutions based on a clinical understanding of the issue.

    • Demonstrate deep knowledge of healthcare systems and standards.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree (masters or higher) in science, engineering, or a health-related field, with 10+ years of relevant work experience.

    • Exceptional experience in complex analysis and strategic operational support.

    • Experience with vocabulary standards, especially SNOMED CT, LOINC, RxNorm, ICD, CPT, and others.

    • Experience with health IT standards, especially HL7 FHIR, and in the implementation of standards in EHRs or other health IT systems.

    • A desire to build services that patients, clinicians and other stakeholders will appreciate deeply.

    • Demonstrated ability to seamlessly traverse communication across information technology experts and non-technical stakeholders, such as public health, research and health care subject matter experts.

    • Understanding of the healthcare industry, clinical roles, and government and private healthcare organizations.

    • A track record of successfully delivering on deadlines.

    • Strong written and oral communication skills.

    • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

    Preferred Qualifications include some or all of the following:

    • Advanced degree in health or clinical informatics and its subdisciplines, e.g., public health informatics, social informatics

    • Additional experience as a clinician in healthcare delivery, research, informatics, terminologies, clinical decision support, and/or health IT systems.

    • Additional education and/or experience in public health, health services research, or related field.

    • Experience with SDoH data, such as:

    • Design and deployment of health IT solutions to collect SDoH data in clinical settings.

    • Demonstrated leadership or contributions to SDoH standards development activities, such as the HL7 Gravity FHIR accelerator

    • Experience integrating SDoH data across health settings and community-based organizations.

    • Standards experience in addition to HL7 FHIR, such as Clinical Quality Language (CQL), HL7 V2/V3, common clinical research data models (e.g. OHDSI Common Data Model, PCORNet, i2b2).

    • Leadership and/or active participation in standards development processes, such as HL7 balloting and/or HL7 FHIR accelerators.

    • Applied informatics experience in the domains of public health, clinical quality measures, clinical and observational research, clinical decision support and pathways, and/or telehealth.

    • Product development, software engineering and/or deployment experience, with knowledge of ruby, rails, modern JavaScript frameworks (ember, js, ~~~, React, etc.), agile methodologies, and software lifecycle management.

    • National exposure in the field (e.g., worked on/with HHS sponsors such as ONC, CMS, AHRQ, CDC, FDA).

    • Experience with HIPPA and FISMA privacy and security policies that must be addressed when handling Protective Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and the requirements and processes for working with Review Boards (IRBs).

    This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

    Suitability - HHS

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