Public Consulting Group

Health Information Coordinator

Job Locations US-ME-Augusta
Posted Date 3 days ago(1/14/2022 8:39 AM)
Job ID
2022-7585
# of Openings
1
Category
Customer Service/Support
Type
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Health Services

Overview

Health Information Coordinator - MaineCare

 

Staffing Solutions Organization LLC (SSO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Public Consulting Group, is focused on delighting clients with world-class managed staffing and talent consulting services. SSO is committed to a diverse workforce, which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve.

Responsibilities

HIT Coordinator - MaineCare


The Health Information Technology (HIT) Coordinator for the Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) located in the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is responsible for ensuring that our HIT systems advance OMS strategic priorities including:

  • Strengthening our technology, systems, and skills to maximize data-driven decisions;
  • Ensuring MaineCare payment, benefits, and initiatives incent high-value services that address members’ social health needs;
  • Expanding access to equitable, member-centered care;
  • Establishing a culture of compliance and maximizing federal opportunities to promote long-term financial sustainability; and
  • Improving the consumer and provider experience through meaningful data integration and minimized reporting burden in support the broader goals above.

This position will foster relationships and collaboration between various DHHS offices and external partners in support of the Department’s HIT goals and coordinate the implementation of OMS’ long-term  and multi-sector HIT policies and operations in the State Medicaid HIT Plan (SMHP).  While this person is not responsible for making all technology decisions on behalf of DHHS, this person will lead OMS’s efforts to design and implement various aspects of HIT to support a value-based, transformed health care system and to use data to drive improvement across multiple OMS programs using the SMHP as the framework to guide these efforts. This new position will be located with the OMS Delivery System Reform Unit (DSRU) and report to the DSRU director. The DSRU collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to incorporate clinical, social, fiscal, and operational considerations into the design and implementation of new MaineCare initiatives that seek to improve outcomes through changes to health care operations, delivery, and/or payment models. This team focuses on the design and implementation stages of large and small initiatives and works collaboratively with other MaineCare units to ultimately transition these initiatives into our ongoing operations.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development and submission of Medicaid planning funding documents such as the State Medicaid Health Plan (SMHP), Advanced Planning Documents (APD) and Operational Planning Documents (OPD) for HIT/HIE activities.
  • Contribute to the alignment of HIT policies and initiatives between OMS and other DHHS agencies (e.g. Office of Aging and Disability Services, ME Center of Disease Center, Office of Children and Family Services, Office of Behavioral Health, Office of Family Independence), working closely with the DHHS HIT Coordinator.
  • Assess and advise on Federal and state rules and regulations that relate to HIT/Health Information Exchange (HIE) efforts; determine how they impact the state’s efforts to achieve delivery system transformation, identify alignment or compliance needs, and identify areas that require stakeholder education.
  • Work across OMS, including with the OMS Data Analytics Unit, to establish, refine, and implement policies and procedures that facilitate data-driven decision-making and enable OMS to   analyze outcomes, evaluate programs, and make changes as applicable.
  • Represent OMS in workgroups, committees, and other forums related to HIT.
  • Identify and advise on federal funding opportunities and support requests for federal funding in conjunction with HIT partners and OMS colleagues, for projects including, but not limited to, projects under the Medicaid Enterprise System such as data governance, analytics capabilities, and interoperability.
  • Support ongoing work to address privacy, confidentiality and security related to HIT/HIE initiatives.
  • Engage in contract and vendor management for new and ongoing HIT initiatives, including drafting Requests for Proposal and contract language and overseeing vendors to ensure contract deliverables are met on time and within budget.
  • Assess and advise on opportunities to advance interagency collaboration, integration, interoperability, efficiency, and cost savings through meaningful data sharing, systems alignment and/or consolidation of state databases including the Prescription Drug Management Program, Medicaid Management Information Systems, All-Payer Claims Database, HIE and others to support OMS initiatives.
  • Actively participate in educational and collaborative forums to maintain subject matter expertise in the area of HIT.

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  A successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience in planning and managing complex information technology projects across large enterprises; 
  • Ability to communicate with and facilitate collaboration across internal and external stakeholders, including those working in information technology, health systems, and public health;
  • Experience with, and an understanding of, HIT (e.g. electronic health record adoption and use, health information exchanges, and interoperability);
  • Understanding of Federal, state and community organizations and programs involved in fields of health care delivery, public health, health insurance;
  • Experience and understanding incorporating quality improvement and health equity principles in projects and programs;
  • Experience with contract and vendor management, with a focus on accountability for outcomes;
  • Proven track record in project management and program implementation;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for multiple audiences and using a variety of modalities;
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate, and interpret data to inform decision-making;
  • Ability to be flexible and accomplish other duties as required;
  • Understanding of, and experience with, using technical and data standards including data storage and transmission standards, data mapping and normalization efforts, enterprise wide data architecture, and privacy and security standards (Preferred); and
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. 

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.

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