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Director of Clinical Informatics

Who we are:
Acupera is a San Francisco digital health company with focus solutions that enable the new paradigms of healthcare delivery.
What we do:
We are developing a portfolio of digital health solutions that assist providers in population health management and care coordination. Our solution will enable provider institutions to successfully risk stratify and manage the clinical and behavioral issues that drive poor outcomes and high costs in their patient population. Our cloud-based analytics and workflow engine allow medical centers to maximize their human resources and achieve best possible results. We have successfully implemented our solution in large health systems and are working with almost 2 million patient records.
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for an experienced informatics specialist to be an integral part of the team in product development, data integration, data mapping, care pathway development, and all other matters related to clinical informatics.
This position serves as our clinical informatics expert to direct activities associated with clinical information acquisition, storage and exchange, and to facilitate applying information to the requirements of the Acupera system. They will work with experts in developing care pathways for management of various clinical and behavioral conditions;  lead data integration projects with EHRs, Claims, labs, and other data sources; be the primary source of guidance for the technology team in all clinical and informatics issues; lead efforts to set up terminology services, drug databases, data mapping, natural language processing, etc. The position requires an extremely hands-on individual who has intricate knowledge of clinical informatics and can function independently to complete these projects.
This role will be responsible for data mappings of customer data to the Acupera system, including working with the Acupera software engineering team to implement that logic in the system and conduct validation of the resulting process.  This role will also be expected to recommend best tools for data mapping, data analysis and clinical informatics and successfully champion their use within our organization.  Direction of junior analysts and programmers is expected so that a coherent process is set up and executed.
This role will also be responsible for defining the measures for our clinical analytics, be able to conduct data analysis, then work with the software engineering team to build in the analytics in the system and verify the results.
Some example tasks they may be responsible for:
1.     Given inpatient and outpatient data sources from a single or multiple geographically close health care systems, come up with the best logic to reliably match patients
2.     Come up with a mapping scheme to map a custom lab coding scheme to the LOINC terminology
3.     Analyze a data set from a customer in a SQL database and figure out the logic to infer that certain exams have been performed
4.     For different data sets, come up with the logic to determine clinical criteria such as the occurrence of clinical events, e.g. a diabetic foot exam, since many events are not present as structured claims/ICD-9 codes.
·       Doctor of Medicine with few years of clinical experience
·       Masters in medical informatics.
·       Ambulatory clinical experience with EHR architecture and data modeling of clinical administrative and practice databases
·       Full familiarity and ability to work with various clinical data standards such as ICD, RXNORM, LOINC, Snomed, UMLS
·       Must be comfortable to independently view and analyze data in HL7 format such as ADT, CCD, CDA, v2, v3 RIM, etc.
·       Must be comfortable with basic queries in SQL
·       Must be comfortable with 837 claim formats and know how to view an 837 form in a human readable format and find different elements
·       Must be comfortable with the pace of a startup company where you have to work with incomplete information and only high level direction but be able to produce quality work
·       Must be able to work with customer IT departments to gather further information about the data sets.
·       Must have worked with terminology services such as Apelon, 3M HDD, Health Language, IMO
·       Must be comfortable with the functioning of an EMPI (Enterprise Master Patient Index)
·       Must be comfortable with risk stratification models e.g., Charleston index.
·       Ongoing knowledge and understanding of TJC & CMS requirements.   Must demonstrate an ability to: (1) establish and maintain collaborative working relationships; (2) communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms with people of all socioeconomic backgrounds; (3) set clear priorities and achieve outcomes in an ambulatory environment; (4) negotiate effectively; (5) respect and preserve the confidential data to which this position has access; (6) perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature, without loss of efficiency or composure; (7) effectively organize time, tasks, and information; and (8) exercise discretion appropriately; (9) demonstrate skills in strategic and critical thinking, negotiation and relationship building; (10) exhibit the highest values of excellence, integrity and innovation.
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