The Governmental Affairs & Public Policy Division of the American College of Physicians (ACP) is looking to hire a Senior Associate, Health IT Policy to work in its Washington, DC office. ACP, a national organization of internists, is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States with 152,000 members worldwide.
The Senior Associate, Health IT Policy will have a leadership role in developing College policy and advocacy positions related to health information technology (health IT) issues. Primary responsibilities will include:
Conducting analysis of regulatory and legislative proposals to support College policy
Developing/maintaining extensive knowledge of health IT standards development organizations (SDOs)
Providing support for ACP public policy activities related to quality improvement through the use of performance measures, health IT, financial incentives, and patient safety activities
Providing lead staff support to the ACP Medical Informatics Committee (MIC)
Contributing technical expertise and advice to further College initiatives related to clinical data registries, electronic clinical quality measurement, and computerized clinical guidance
A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is highly preferred. The successful candidate will have a degree in Computer/Information Science, Healthcare Informatics, or Public Health with experience in the other disciplines; and will have professional experience involving information systems, policy issues, and the healthcare environment. Candidates must possess knowledge of federal policymaking processes and the health IT marketplace, including:
Health information systems technology and computer and communications equipment
A variety of information technology architectures, network architectures, and applications software
Internet and web server platforms, and development tools
Current industry standards and directions, including technologies such as XML and JSON, and modelling methods used in standards development
Current technologies, techniques, and tools employed to develop and produce products for distribution via multiple media: print, web, handheld, wireless, etc.
Legislative and regulatory process, especially as they pertain to the health IT environment
The impact of health IT on the physician practice environment
ACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any of the following classes: veterans, any disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity.
About American College of Physicians
ACP is a national organization of internists, the largest medical-specialty organization, and second-largest physician group in the United States. Our 152,000 members include internists, internal medicine subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows. Our mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.