Clinical Decision Support Leader

Waltham, MA · Job # 7849BK

You will be architecting, implementing, and analyzing health information systems with a focus on the Clinical Decision Support domain. You will have a strong background in the healthcare domain, Clinical Decision Support, and a combination with experience in software and IT systems. 

 You will be responsible for leading a team that will develop new Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Clinical Decision Support artifacts to operationalize new findings to support an enhance standard of care. 

You need to be proficient and experienced leading the development of new Clinical Decision Support rules designed for use in Electronic Health Record systems. You must have an excellent knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of the latest software technologies, with a focus on open source software. You need a demonstrated track record of successfully leading teams that have included a marriage of clinical staff working collaboratively with software engineers. It is essential that you are comfortable managing all aspects of a CDS artifact's life cycle, from data-driven requirements gathering, through CDS artifact development, through piloting in a live clinical setting, to operational deployment, and finally through refinement based on lessons learned and new standards of care.

Key Functions:  

  • This position will require leadership and management of a team of clinicians and engineers to design, develop, pilot and field, and refine new Clinical Decision Support artifacts.

  • Evaluation and subject matter expertise in Clinical Decision Support Systems.

  • This position will require knowledge of existing healthcare systems and standards.

  • Design of new healthcare systems as well as integration of existing systems.

  • Candidates should be able to interface with senior leaders of federal healthcare agencies and departments, think creatively, and guide approaches to solutions based on a clinical understanding of the issues.

Required Skills:

  • Clinical Degree (MD, RN, PA, PharmD)

  • Applicants should have extensive experience with Clinical Decision Support Systems, general Electronic Health Record Systems, and Knowledge Management systems

  • Applicants should have experience working with production healthcare systems such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), or Interface Engines.

  • Familiarity with the healthcare industry, terminology, clinical roles, and national healthcare organizations is required

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed Physician (MD)

  • Master's degree in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, Nursing or related field

  • A strong understanding of Healthcare IT standards (HL7 CDA-based standards and the HL7 FHIR) Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) and the associated data standards supporting the interoperability of CQMs in live, operational settings

  • Familiarity and a proven track record leading pilot activities in a live/clinical setting with electronic Health Record systems, as well as the associated HIPAA and FISMA privacy and security policies that must be addressed when handling Protective Health Information (PHI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and the requirements and processes for working Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

 Minimum Education / Experience:

  • BS and 8 years related experience.

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