Health Information Systems Global Standards and Interoperability Advisor, Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE)

PATH (New Delhi, DL, India) 29 days ago

This position may be based in United States (Seattle, Washington DC, San Francisco), India (New Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow), Belgium (Brussels)

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations-that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

International development and global health represent one of the greatest opportunities for the impact of digital technologies on a global scale. New technologies, approaches and tools are emerging daily, unfortunately into a fragmented and immature digital health market landscape that currently limits their promise to transform country health systems and accelerate and amplify progress towards national and global health goals.

The Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE) is working on a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to develop, implement, use, and evaluate interoperable health information systems to achieve HIV/AIDS and TB epidemic control through improved health informatics policy, governance, workforce capacity, and systems under PEPFAR.

Under this award, PATH is working with CDC’s Health Informatics Team (HIT) has to implement several organizational objectives, one of which is the establishment of the necessary policy, governance, and standards frameworks needed to support development of e-Health strategies, information systems, electronic health information exchange (HIE)s, and human resources for health. The HIT Technical Assistance Platform (TAP) project is a step towards achieving a digital public health future. The focus of the HIT TAP for its initial year in operation is to address the following current fundamental challenges:

1. Opening up existing health informatics data 'silos' within and across PEPFAR Countries

    • Guiding National laws and legal provisions to support digital health informatics initiatives
    • Ensuring the confidentiality and security of patient information
    • Ensuring consistent HIE standards within and across PEPFAR Countries to facilitate electronic data exchange

2. Ensuring all Country Team leadership, partners, and processes are informatics-savvy

3. Providing country staff with basic skills to manage informatics contracts and contractors

4. Tracking and managing PEPFAR’s informatics investments

5. Monitoring and measuring health informatics development progress and impact

Responsibilities:

  • Support in-country and regional coordination of digital health interventions and provide technical guidance/best practice on implementation of architecture design and standards.
  • Provide technical assistance to countries and regional networks on the design and deployment of digital health infrastructure.
  • Oversee the management of a portfolio of approved proposals, including managing deliverables for timeliness and completeness, providing quality assurance for technical documentation, software code and packaging, and providing additional technical oversight and implementation support as needed.
  • Develop and track work plans, timelines, milestones, resource allocation, and deliverables associated with portfolio of projects.
  • Lead preparation of project reports and present briefings on proposed and ongoing activities.
  • Provide oversight to trainings, webinars, meetings, connectathons, interoperability labs, etc.
  • Represent CoDE at workshops, conferences and other events.
  • Support internal team and Ministries of Health with capacity development, mentorship and supervision of local & regional technical staff.
  • Develop case reporting architecture development standards/guides and ensure that these are reviewed/validated by key stakeholders prior to “piloting”/roll out of the guidance.
  • Develop Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) implementation guides (IGs), and ensure that these are reviewed/validated by key stakeholders prior to “piloting”/roll out of the guidance
  • Support Africa CDC in development of health information exchange (HIE) standards and governance policies, and ensure that these are reviewed/validated by key stakeholders prior to “piloting”/roll out of the guidance


Required Skills


Required Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience providing technical assistance for healthcare-related ICT interventions in low- and middle-income settings. An advanced degree in public health or technology-related field (e.g. computer science, international relations, economics) is preferred.
  • Extensive practical experience in health information and disease surveillance systems, interoperability and international standards
  • Extensive experience with HL7 FHIR is required.
  • Availability to travel to the field to provide short-term technical assistance. Up to 20% global travel is required.
  • Fluency in English and a working knowledge of French required.

Must have legal authorization to work in a PATH office location.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Health Information Systems Global Standards and Interoperability Advisor, Center of Digital and Data Excellence (CoDE)

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