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Health IT/HIE Architect

Company: TEKsystems
Location: Portland
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

Description:
The Department "is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from qualified vendors to provide Project Management (PM) and Health Information Exchange technical (HIE) services to assist the Department in the implementation of our territorial HIE to be known as the Virgin Islands Health Information Exchange (VIHIE).

GVI and DHS are pleased to continue the work we began back on February 7, 2018 when the HHS-USVI -Data Informed Work Group- was established and convened with local stakeholders by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), with support from CDC, CMS, HRSA and other HHS agencies.

Our Provider Landscape includes two (2) public hospitals, two (2) Department of Health (DOH) operated clinics, and two (2) Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers (FQHCs). In addition, there are approximately 300 individual healthcare providers, seventeen (17) pharmacies and six (6) labs have been identified across the three islands.

USVI's capacity to create a 21st century health system in the USVI that provides the residents of the USVI a comprehensive system of healthcare delivery that is also sustainable and resilient to natural or man-made disasters. There is growing realization though that consumers rely on many resources, beyond doctors and nurses, for their health. For example, they rely on social workers, nutritionists, pharmacists, fitness centers, and social interaction with family and friends, caregivers and others. When these -providers- are not connected, it is a prescription for frustration, burnout, high costs and suboptimal outcomes.

The USVI has the opportunity to build a new, patient centered, 21st century, health ecosystem that enables providers and patients to stay connected to the information, people and services they need, anytime day or night, to become healthy or stay well. Building a secure and sustainable technical infrastructure enables care providers and the community to stay connected and exchange patients' electronic health information supporting informed, person-centered care.
Skills:
HIE, HIT, Architect, Interoperability, Medicaid, Medicaire, HHS
Top Skills Details:
***Candidates located in the Virgin Islands, or who have lived/worked their recently are HIGHLY PREFERRED****

- At least five (5) years of experience in designing, evaluating, or developing Health IT/HIE architecture.
- Understanding of interoperability standards for data and transmission of Health IT/HIE.
- At least three (3) years of experience with enterprise architecture design, development, and/or implementation for Health IT/HIE for a government agency.
- The Health IT Architect shall be responsible for all of the following:
- Identifying technical components necessary for building Health IT/HIE architecture.
- Contributing to defining standards for use across Health IT/HIE enterprises.
- Contributing or analyzing Health IT/HIE requirements to be used in RFPs.
- Providing clarification or explanation of technical components to be used in requests for proposals.
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
Purpose

The required HIE capabilities we identify as necessary to fulfill this purpose are the following:

- Provide a fully functioning and dynamic platform for an integrated clinical information system;
- Enable a variety of clinical information systems or electronic medical records (EMRs) to both feed into and communicate through;
- Provide the ability for authorized and participating providers, labs, and health care entities (hospitals, health centers, ambulatory centers etc.) to positively, uniquely and view or update demographic data across systems;
- Provide the ability for providers, labs, and consumers to use a provider directory to identify a provider or lab;
- Provide the ability for authorized users to communicate and exchange files containing unstructured and structured data over secure transport, based on those identifications;
- Provide the ability for patients to communicate securily with providers, schedule appoinments, access healthcare information and resources and to connect family files and data across a variety of EMRs;
- Provide additional layer of compliance with regulatory bodies
- Enterprise-wide tracking of medication administration through bar code scanning capabilities
- Enhanced order entry for physicians and ability to tracks costs, vendors and achieve economies of scale and more rapid response to patient needs
- Provide the ability for authorized providers to E-Prescribe through a web portal, based on those identifications.
Experience Level:
Entry Level


About TEKsystems:

We're partners in transformation. We help clients activate ideas and solutions to take advantage of a new world of opportunity. We are a team of 80,000 strong, working with over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services, and real-world application, we work with progressive leaders to drive change. That's the power of true partnership. TEKsystems is an Allegis Group company.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: TEKsystems, Portland , Health IT/HIE Architect, Healthcare , Portland, Maine

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