Interoperability Specialists (2 Positions)
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 (Immunization COVID 19 – CARES, Gotham Center, Long Island City NY, 11101)
The New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Bureau of Immunization (BOI) Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) is a central record-keeping system established by DOHMH to track the immunization status of individual children and adults, monitor immunization levels in the population in a timely manner, and implement publicly purchased vaccine ordering, management, and accountability. The CIR is accessible to licensed health care providers, parents and agencies authorized by the DOHMH for the retrieval of immunization records for the purpose of ensuring that children and adults receive all required immunizations and are, thereby, protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.
The Interoperability Specialist will onboard and support immunization providers to ensure complete, accurate, and timely reporting of influenza and Covid-19 vaccinations to the CIR via HL7 from electronic health records or other clinical information systems.
• Onboard health care facilities to report immunizations to the CIR and query CIR for patient immunization records and clinical decision support
• Coordinate responses to interoperability issues reported by health care facilities to the DOHMH Interoperability Unit; assist with triage and assignment of issues to staff, ongoing review of open items, and outreach to health care providers to resolve end-user issues at the facility-level
• Apprise the DOHMH Interoperability Unit Chief of current interoperability issues and relay any problems that need to be escalated for resolution
• Actively monitor provider participation in the CIR; identify providers with reporting problems, such as sudden drop-offs in reporting or inaccurate data submissions, and assist with rapid resolution of problems
• Conduct quality assurance activities to assure that complete and accurate vaccine and facility records are submitted to and maintained in the CIR
• Conduct analyses to identify gaps in data completeness and accuracy as well as issues with the CIR HL7 Web Service, e.g., spikes in unknown message failures or connectivity problems
• Collaborate with internal and external technical staff as well as other BOI staff to develop, test, and implement enhancements to the CIR’s HL7 Web Service to align with national standards
• Draft and compile blast communications to data exchange partners
• Assist in writing of reports related to Interoperability activities
• Participate in research projects designed to measure CIR data quality, including preparation of abstracts, articles, or presentations for national, regional, and local publications, conferences, and meetings
• Performs other duties, as needed
There is a potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirements, including NYC residency.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is commensurate with education and experience.
The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.