The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW (Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Grant (ELC))
The Bureau of Epidemiology Services, Research and Evaluation Unit, part of the Division of Epidemiology, is composed of analysts and scientists working on various public health research and evaluation projects. The Research and Evaluation Unit also supports other DOHMH programs by providing analytical capacity. A team in the Division of Disease Control is currently leading an effort on enhancing data exchange between Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) and DOHMH and quality improvement of RHIOs, which would benefit DOHMH researchers who use electronic health records for research or surveillance purposes. The Research and Evaluation Unit participates in this effort by conducting quality assessment on Healthix (one of the RHIOs in New York City).
We are seeking to fill a HIE Quality Assessment Analyst position in the Bureau of Epidemiology Services, Research and Evaluation Unit, to support the operation of the quality assessment on Healthix. The analyst will work closely with DOHMH stakeholders and Healthix to operationalize and perform the assessment. This will be a grant-funded position for a period of 2 years. By the end of the funding period, we expect to have identified priority high impact gaps in Healthix data and compiled recommendations on how to improve the Healthix data system and infrastructure to resolve identified data quality issues. This position is expected to be remote.
- Assist in the development of quality assessment plan/roadmap to assess Healthix/RHIO data quality based on literature review and inputs from stakeholders, which may require coordination with Healthix/RHIO users at DOHMH
- Review and identify tables and data elements on Healthix to address high impact gaps
- Perform analyses to assess quality of Healthix data that will inform needs for improvement/correction and deduplication for the identified data elements of interest
- Summarize findings in presentation and/or report format
- Disseminate findings to internal and external stakeholders
- Assist in the development of recommendations and action plans to improve data quality and system designs of Healthix