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Health Information Technologies Architect

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Job Description:

Job TitleHealth Information Technologies ArchitectAgencyTexas A&M UniversityDepartmentHealth Science Information TechnologyProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Division of Information Technology provides reliable and accessible IT services to elevate and enhance Texas A&M University. We provide IT leadership to the campus community while serving the mission of Texas A&M. With trusted services and innovative solutions, we are changing the technology landscape on campus. To learn more about IT at Texas A&M University visit us at: https://it.tamu.edu/

What we want

The Enterprise IT Technologist (Health Information Technologies Architect (HITA)) serves as the primary architect, consultant and technical expert for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems or other systems that contain electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) data for health and grant-funded research (GFR) related activities. This position is routinely responsible for the research, design, and recommendation of enterprise-level strategies and architectures for EMR and GFR environments. The position provides technical leadership and guidance for the design and deployment of new enterprise-wide technologies. Partners with health and research leaders to architect solutions for complex environments. The HITA may serve on enterprise level committees to develop technical standards and provide strategic direction.

The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Twelve years of IT architect experience, with some experience in the health IT field

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
    • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills

      Preferred Education and Experience:

      • Degree in information technology field
      • Five years of experience with electronic medical record and other Healthcare systems
      • Three years of experience in ETL and data manipulation for data comparison, conversion and standardization across source data systems and interfaces
      • Two years hands-on experience with Policy and compliance in medium to large enterprises
      • Experience with auditing and risk management
      • Demonstrated SQL expertise, scripting methods and data/import export processing
      • Experience with health information exchange initiatives
      • Demonstrated experienced architecting and/or developing EHRS (Electronic Health Record Systems) interoperability with other related systems

        Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

        • Knowledge and experience with HL7 Interfaces
        • Ability to articulate highly technical information into real world business impact
        • Able to communicate complex issues to engineers and management alike
        • Expert understanding of HIPAA/HITECH, FERPA, and NIST 800-53 controls

          Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

          • ITIL Foundations, PMP, or similar certifications

            Responsibilities:

            • Partners with IT leadership to develop a strategic vision, standards definition, and planning for cross-platform technology stacks including storage, networking, mobility, location-based services, internet of things, application delivery/presentation, telehealth, and specific health and research initiatives
            • Oversees development of enterprise standards and a references architecture including the plan to migrate to that architecture. Initiates and delivers technology evaluations and recommendations including buy vs. build analysis, review of complex research grant architectures, and critical choices associated with health infrastructure
            • Designs solutions to innovate and support the needs of EHR and GFR environments with a focus on ensuring regulatory compliance
            • Solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the enterprise's IT services and products. Implements and maintains enterprise solutions
            • Serves as the primary architect, consultant, and technical expert for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems or other systems that contain electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) data for health and grant-funded research (GFR) related activities
            • Researches, designs, and recommends enterprise-level strategies and architectures for EMR and GFR environments
            • Cultivates relationships with IT Leadership and offer strategic advice in the areas of IT Strategy, emerging technologies, architecture principles, technology lifecycles and best practices during the ideation phase of EHR initiatives
            • Develops and maintains architectural blueprints that address current state challenges and a roadmap to achieve a target Future State that integrates into the IT strategic plan. Communicates architectural decisions, plans, goals and strategies to stakeholders
            • Develops architectural metrics and reports for executive leaders and IT management
            • May serve on enterprise level committees to develop technical standards and provide strategic direction
            • Initiates and delivers architectural programs that align IT with Texas A&M University - Health Science Center strategies
            • Delivers requisite program documentation including program charters, schedules, requirements documents, specifications, design documents, and testing strategies
            • Provides educational resources and events designed to support EHR and GFR leaders and University professionals of IT considerations important during the grant proposal writing process and ideation stage of initiatives in partnership with the Research & Accreditation Technologies Manager
            • Develops, communicates, and deploys Enterprise Architecture Governance processes for EHR and GFR environments
            • Partners with the Division of IT - Risk Management and Compliance team to develop and communicate enterprise technology standards and policies
            • Oversees the approval and coordination of documentation provided to executive management, customers, stakeholders, and vendors
            • Reviews IT procurement proposals for compliance with IT standards and architectural plans associated with EHR environments
            • Oversees a remediation program designed to architect solutions for the long-term remediation of risks identified in periodic risk assessments
            • Partners with the Director of IT for the Health Science Center to perform budget and cost management for the remediation outcomes required by the program
            • Ensures the development of standard operating procedures and all associated architectural documentation
            • Participates in training and professional development sessions
            • Performs other duties as assigned

              Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

              All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

              Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.Apply now

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