Clinical Information Data Architect
City Of Hope 94 reviews - Duarte, CA

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Requisition #1912

Title Clinical Informatics Data Architect

Position Summary

The Clinical Informatics Data Architect will understand City of Hope’s strategic goals and clinical objectives and will enhance City of Hope’s ability to use data to achieve these goals. This position will work closely with clinicians and business leaders across the medical center to understand their data needs. This position will ensure that the design of clinical information systems (from a data perspective) represents these needs and is optimal in order to achieve clinical goals and outcomes. This position will be responsible for the design of the clinical data component of clinical information systems through designing data models, standard terminologies, metadata and clinical decision support elements. This role will use clinical analytic/predictive analytic and intelligence tools to help clinicians analyze clinical data. Through an understanding of this data, this position will design reports and dashboards to meet clinical requirements and to represent data in a manner that is useful to clinicians.
  • Define data models and standards
  • Design metadata component of clinical data elements
  • Develop a plan for use of data models and standards
  • Stay up to date on data architecture standards, methodologies and tools
  • Contribute to data quality assurance objectives
  • Develop and implement a model for clinical data management, standardization, governance and stewardship including training and developing others skills
  • Establish a plan for monitoring data quality
  • Collaborate with other departments to define data interface and messaging standards used at COH
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure data architecture conforms to regulatory requirements
  • Work with vendors and service providers during selection or implementation phases of clinical analytic and data tools to support City of Hope objectives
  • Develop and maintain the overall clinical data architecture model
  • Mine and analyze clinical data to identify patterns and correlations among the various data elements that may indicate clinically significant events
  • Develop and manage a Clinical Decision Support (CDS) program using clinician requirements and system capabilities to drive outcomes
  • Through working with clinicians, develop an assessment program to monitor the effectiveness of individual CDS interventions
  • Participates in research in clinical informatics
  • Serve as an expert resource and consultant for all areas of the medical center with regard to data collection, standards, management, governance, retrieval and use as well as design and use of CDS elements and tools.
Position Qualifications

Minimum Education Professional/technical certifications, college degree, or demonstrated work experience.

Minimum Experience 3 or more years of data or information architecture experience in a health care environment

5 years of experience with data aspects of information system design or implementation

5 years demonstrated experience and expert knowledge supporting statistical and predictive analytic modeling with large datasets.

5 years of demonstrated expert experience development of SQL and ETL (MS SQL and SSIS preferred).


Experience with data mining and analysis

Implementation of decision support elements in clinical information systems including rules and alerts.

Experience in enterprise data management processes

Strong understanding of relational, dimensional and object-oriented data structures, theories, principles, and practices.

Strong familiarity with master data and metadata management and associated processes.

Hands-on knowledge of enterprise repository tools, data modeling tools, data mapping tools, data profiling tools, and data and information system life cycle methodologies.

Experience with Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

Understanding of Healthcare Data Interoperability standards (HL7, RIM)

Understanding of basic terminology modeling

Understanding of metadata standards (Dublin Core, SKOS) preferred

Excellent communication skills including ability to understand user requirements and to facilitate user understanding of clinical data.

A working understanding of data privacy standards and regulations.

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 21 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute....