The Clinical Informatics Specialist role is focused on testing and analytics to show the utility and quality of clinical data. This role is part of the Medical Informatics data team. This person provides experience and expertise in the use of clinical data for research and interfaces with both the data production team members and the M2Gen technical team providing data processing technology. As such, this person must be able to communicate in medical terminology with Investigators and must understand the uses and limitations of clinical data available. Quality of clinical data is essential and this role identifies approaches to ensure quality and identifies ways to improve quality of clinical data.
The Clinical Informatics Specialist role is focused on the utility and quality of clinical data. The responsibilities are as follows:
- Help M2Gen identify and define the uses for the clinical data that we collect on Total Cancer Care (TCC) - consented patients.
- Develops requirements for new data elements to be added for collection on TCC consented patients
- Identifies the best sources for clinical data and acceptable alternate sources.
- Defines the clinical data auditing requirements needed for use cases.
- Defines the frequency, quantity and quality of data based on intended uses and users.
- Generates requirements for new computed data elements definition, validation, acceptable confidence levels and usage (e.g. Progression, Free Survival - FPS).
- Defines the core data elements to use and the logic for computed data elements.
- Provides critical input and feedback to M2Gen teams on data visualization to improve user experience.
- Reviews and provides critical input and feedback on M2Gen data management and data delivery release documentation (e.g. data schema, technical data format).
- Identifies new opportunities for data utility and advises M2Gen on potential users and use cases.
- Maintains strict confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations and the Cancer Center policy and procedures.
The ideal Candidate will have:
- Regulatory knowledge and certifications are mandatory (HIPAA Compliance, CITI certificates)
- Minimum eight (8) years of experience working with clinical and scientific data sets and use cases.
- Minimum eight (8) years finding, processing, cleaning and analyzing complex clinical data sets.
- Minimum eight (8) years of working knowledge of medical technology
- Minimum eight (8) years working with Microsoft Office and SQL Databases.
- Experience working with oncology-specific investigators on studies, data management, publications.
- Experience utilizing database technology and EMR system.
- Ability to communicate with technical team members to share requirements, provide testing feedback, and collaborate on approaches to improve data collection and quality.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision in a quickly changing environment.
Nice to have:
- Experience doing statistical analysis and research clinical populations using R or similar tools preferred.
- Experience defining and testing applications for direct interaction and data collection from patient cohorts (e.g. Patient Surveys)
- Experience abstracting medical records and working with clinical data abstractors.
- Strong working knowledge of medical terminology and industry standards, including ICD-9, ICD-0, SNOMED-CT, LOINC, RxNorm, NDC, etc.
- Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Computer Science, RN, or Other related field. Master's Degree preferred.