Summary: Content and technical expert responsible for managing and implementing project activities; responding to members’ needs; and assessing health information technology (IT) and informatics capacity within state/territorial health agencies. Able to strengthen the capacity of state/territorial health departments to leverage technology for sending, receiving, and using electronic data to improve public health business processes, practices, services, and outcomes. Builds leadership to navigate the intersection of health IT with public health surveillance and healthcare systems. Assists state/territorial health agencies with implementing health IT initiatives and achieving public health systems interoperability.
Provides technical and capacity-building assistance to state/territorial health agencies specific to surveillance, health IT and informatics, including syndromic surveillance, electronic disease reporting, interoperability of public health information systems.
Develops and disseminates health IT/informatics tools and resources in collaboration with national informatics leadership and partners.
Establishes and maintains partnerships with federal agencies such as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), CDC, CMS and HRSA.
Establishes and maintains partnerships with organizational partners such as National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), Public Health Informatics Institute (PHII), the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE).
Manages relationships with funders (foundational and federal) to include project management principles and regular communications.
Uses skills, experiences, and content knowledge to develop, plan, implement, monitor, evaluate, and promote programmatic work to ensure completion of deliverables.
Develops performance reports and budgets for projects and contracts.
Maintains situational awareness of research, policies, and practices relevant to health IT, surveillance or public health information systems, and informatics.
Contributes to project planning, strategic planning, and project management of the informatics project portfolio.
Collaborates with staff from other areas across ASTHO to include integration of health IT and informatics within project plans or deliverables (e.g., reports, webinars, issue briefs, tools or resources, peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and trainings).
Represents ASTHO at external meetings and conferences as appropriate.
Supervises and/or oversees programmatic staff supporting the completion of project deliverables.
Researches, documents, and compiles relevant resources, promising practices, and emerging trends or innovations in health IT, surveillance, public health information systems, and informatics for dissemination to state/territorial health agencies.
Provides analysis of federal health IT and informatics-related rules, regulations or policies for their relevance to ASTHO strategic goals and members’ interests; develops comments on behalf of ASTHO and its members.
Monitors and evaluates project activities to include establishing performance measures, collecting and analyzing data, and determining areas for continuous improvement.
Develops and manages contracts with state/territorial health agencies, consultants, and vendors.
Master's degree in Public Health with a concentration in Data Science or Informatics or related field.
5+ years of experience in health IT, informatics, and data science within a public health or healthcare setting.
Knowledge of a range of public health issues and policies at the local, state, and/or federal level.
Knowledge of association or membership organization environments.
Demonstrated ability to handle complex assignments with minimal supervision.
Understanding of and ability to handle confidential and sensitive information and interface with the highest level of internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including report writing and giving formal presentations.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent critical and systems thinking.
Ability to present, explain, and share data in a variety of formats for different audiences.
Strong attention to detail.
Systems development and design, programming, or other technical knowledge/experience preferred.
Experience with electronic health record vendors or companies that develop and implement surveillance systems, public health information systems, or registries helpful.
Experience working for or with state/territorial or local health agencies preferred.
*If interested in applying please email - [email protected] ASTHO is an equal opportunity employer