Jobs at CHEAR

Are you interested in joining the team of the Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit at the University of Michigan? View the list of job openings below and follow the links in the postings to apply online.

Public Health Informatics Analyst

Job Summary:
Under the direction of faculty, this individual will provide technical support for pediatric health services research projects related to the implementation of new information technologies in public health.

Responsibilities:
Assist investigators with planning and conducting studies to evaluate interoperability between electronic health record systems and public health systems.Develop and implement evaluation criteria and methodologies to assess bi-directional HL7 messaging between EHRs and immunization registries. Assess HL7 message volume and the timeliness, completeness and accuracy of information pre- and post-adoption of real-time HL7 reporting from electronic health record (EHR) systems. Assess system characteristics that influence real-time HL7 reporting from EHRs to immunization registries, including EHR vendor products, health information exchanges (HIE), and other health information network characteristics. Develop and implement methodologies to evaluate throughput and load testing for HL7 messages reported by EHRs to immunization registries. Evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of using electronic technologies such as email, SMS text messaging, patient portals, and other electronic means by public health agencies and physician practices. Serve as liaison to external partners to collect, organize, and summarize quantitative and qualitative data pertaining to information technology use among public health agencies, hospitals, health plans, physician practices.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor degree required. Knowledge of public health information systems and electronic health record systems is required. Strong verbal communication and writing skills required. Strong organizational skills required.

Desired Qualifications:
Masters degree in informatics or related field preferred. Background in public health or other health-related field preferred. Strong data management skills preferred.

Application Deadline:
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement:
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Research Area Specialist Intermediate

Job Summary:
The Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit, within the Division of General Pediatrics, is seeking a Research Associate for assistance with coordination and management of multiple research studies. The focus of these research projects is to evaluate long-term health and economic outcomes of childhood prevention programs using computer simulation modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis, and survey methodologies.

Responsibilities:
Assist with project management related tasks including preparation of timeline, budgets, and progress reporting. Work closely with the principal investigator to conduct literature reviews and analyze existing datasets to identify and derive inputs to simulation models. Serve as the liaison to off-site co-investigators, stakeholder committee members, and funding organizations to coordinate project-related meetings. Assist with the development of preference measurement surveys, including recruitment and coordination of cognitive interviews. Assist with data entry and preparation of datasets for statistical analysis. Responsible for creating tables and figures for presentations and manuscripts. Supervision of other research staff. Communicate effectively within a large interdisciplinary project team.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position is required. 4 to 5 years related experience is required. Background or training in economic evaluation methods (.eg., cost-effectiveness analysis), program evaluation, decision analysis, or similar methods is required.

Desired Qualifications:
Master's degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position is preferred. Supervisory and financial management experience preferred.

Application Deadline:
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended

U-M EEO/AA Statement:
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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