Director of Policy
NY eHealth Collaborative - New York, NY

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New York eHealth Collaborative is designated by the federal government and the state of New York to advance health information technology (“HIT”) statewide to improve healthcare and reduce costs for all New Yorkers. While it receives support from the state and federal governments, NYeC is an independent collaborative. It partners with New York’s regional health information organizations (“RHIOs”) and other stakeholders from around the state and across the nation to promote innovation and develop the policies and technical infrastructure necessary to build the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (the “SHIN-NY”) – New York’s statewide health information exchange.

Position Summary :
This highly dynamic, entrepreneurial team is seeking a Director of Policy with the strong interpersonal skills, policy experience and, ideally, legal expertise to support NYeC as it advances the development of HIT in New York State. NYeC facilitates a Statewide Collaborative Process (SCP) through which multi-stakeholder work groups draft and refine key policies and technical requirements, and provide operational assistance for the next stage in the development of the SHIN-NY. The Director of Policy will play a key role in this process. Specifically, reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with other senior staff, the State Department of Health and other stakeholders, the Director of Policy will:

Work with the Policy Committee and other stakeholders to develop and refine privacy and security policies that will ensure the integrity of the SHIN-NY and build public confidence in the statewide network; Work closely with NYeC board members, key state officials and other health care leaders in the state as they put into place sound governance structures and a sustainability model that will support the next stage in the network’s development; Lead the NYeC team in negotiating service agreements with RHIOs; Work with the Executive Director, counsel and other senior staff on institutional and governance issues as needed; Educate the public and other stakeholders by disseminating NYeC’s policy findings and recommendations and speaking at conferences and other public events; Analyze, write and produce policy briefs and other advocacy products; Work with external vendors and stakeholders to facilitate execution of goals and ensure proper protocols and processes are being followed; Prepare and submit required grant reports concerning policy activities.

The qualified candidate will possess:
An advanced degree; MPH, MHA, MPA, MBA, or JD (preferred) 10+ years demonstrated experience in health policy and research at state and federal level and government relations

Preference will be given to candidates who have an in-depth understanding of Health Information Technology, Health Policy and Health Information Exchange, including moving health care providers to electronic health records Experience developing and implementing programs that emphasize policy, systems and environmental changes to support and influence health information technology Demonstrated ability of working with diverse groups and driving consensus Experience managing and motivating multiple stakeholders, including high-level managers and government officials as well as liaising with legislators and elected officials Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills including the ability to articulate clearly the complexities of EHRs and healthcare infrastructure
NYeC is located in the offices of, and contracts for back-office services with, another nonprofit, Public Health Solutions. The successful candidate will be a joint employee of the two organizations; his or her compensation and benefits will be received from Public Health Solutions.

For more information about working at NYeC and to apply for this position, visit our website at www.nyehealth.org. We accept online applications only. Public Health Solutions/NYeC is an EOE .

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