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Job Title: Epidemiologist – Chronic Disease Informatics Section
Job Number:
Organization: MPHIO
Posted: 12/26/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification:
Industry:
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Lansing,     
Compensation:
Position Description: Purpose: This Epidemiologist position will pro provide informatics program support to the Hea Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Uni Unit and the Diabetes and Other Chronic Dis Diseases (DOCD) Unit, both of which are in the the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Con Control at MDHHS. This position will work to pri primarily enhance capacity between data and inf information systems and to facilitate data pro processing and analysis for chronic disease pro programs. This includes development, mai maintenance, improvement and support of var various disease surveillance systems and ele electronic messaging used by MDHHS and its par partners.

Duties and Responsibilities: • Support the development and m maintenance of chronic disease surveillance s systems at MDHHS. • Support HL7 electronic messaging e efforts, including providing feedback to m message submitters and troubleshooting m message issues with production providers. • Support the exploration of how existing IT infrastructure and standards (e.g., CPT codes; ICD-10 codes; HL7 Admission, Discharge and Transfer messages (ADTs) and Continuity of Care Document messages (CCDs)) can be leveraged to identify diagnoses of pre-diabetes and other c chronic diseases. • Assist in the planning and design of a a strategy for querying new and existing d data flows to determine prevalence of p patients with undiagnosed hypertension. • Assist in the identification of m methods to collect and consolidate existing i information, such as diagnosis codes, lab r results, or treatment plans for a patient f from messages that are transported through t the Michigan Health Information Network ( (MiHIN). • Assist in the development of a system to query MiHIN for near real-time surveillance of chronic diseases, such as hypertension, undiagnosed hypertension, blood cholesterol, and pre-diabetes. • Collaborate with experts and partners in the development of MDHHS and, if relevant, chronic disease-specific standards a and guidance, based on system requirements a and national guidelines and standards. F Formulate and improve procedures for e evaluating test data feeds. • Monitor data flows and investigate a any data issues and irregularities. • Coordinate with other informatics s staff in the Bureau of Epidemiology and P Population Health, MDHHS, to assist in d designing and testing new system features to c chronic disease surveillance systems. • Performs other duties as assigned. • Maintain a positive, strong, cred credible, professional and interpersonal rela relationship with all parties of relevant MPHI MPHI projects and represent the best inte interest of MPHI at all times.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Education: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology or Biostatistics with a minimum of 12 combined graduate-level term hours or 8 semester hours in epidemiology and biostatistics courses is required. Course work in informatics, computer science or another computer-related field is highly desi desired.

Experience: Previous public health in informatics or system support experience is hi highly desired.

Important Skills and Characteristics: Candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills and have the ability to work well in team situations. Candidates should also be self-motivated, able to able to complete work in timely manner, and handle m handle multiple tasks on time with minimal supervis supervision. Candidate should be familiar with com with common health messaging standards, such as HL7.

as HL7.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Stand Standard office environment. Job requires viewi viewing a computer screen 90% of the time. Occas Occasional travel.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No ass assigned responsibility.

IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND O OPERATIONS: None.

Qualifications:

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 3/26/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Angela Crozier,  Epidemiologist – Chronic Disease Informatics Section
Contact Location: 2436 Woodlake Circle
Suite 300
Okemos   MI  48864
United States
Contact Location: 2436 Woodlake Circle
  Suite 300
  Okemos   MI  48864
  United States
Contact Phone: 5173248349 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: acrozier@mphi.org
Web Address:
How to Apply: https://www.mphi.org/careers/

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