The technical project manager will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the District’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record Provider Incentive initiative or providing support for the Health Information Exchange Project.
Overview of Contractor Role: The Contracted-Project Manager 2 HIT Architect ("the position") will be the lead staff on coordination of the State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan (SMHP), working closely with the HIT Coordinator and contract vendors on implementation activities, and will also provide support for implementation of the District’s HIE project.
A. State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan (SMHP)
The District of Columbia, along with several other states have been moving toward interoperable health care technology and health information exchange for the last several years. The health information technology (HIT) provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) afford states and their Medicaid providers with a unique opportunity to leverage existing efforts to achieve the vision of interoperable information technology for health care. State Medicaid agencies will play a critically important role in fulfilling that vision through the development, implementation, and ongoing administration of an incentive program for eligible Medicaid professionals (as determined by Federal law and regulations) for the adoption, implementation, upgrade, and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR).
The District has developed a draft of the State Medicaid HIT Plan (SMHP) and has submitted it to the Center's for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) for review and comment. The DHCF will begin conversations with a range of stakeholders within and outside of District and Federal government to develop a common vision of how Medicaid's provider incentive program will operate in concert with the larger health system and statewide efforts. Based on these discussions, the DHCF will make any necessary adjustments to the SMHP as necessary. The SMHP includes clear targets and measurable outcomes, as explained below. DHCF will continue to seek Federal approval for the SMHP document and also the Implementation Advanced Planning Document (I-APD). The SMHP contains at least four components: a current landscape assessment, a vision of the District's HIT future, specific actions necessary to implement the incentive payments program, and a HIT road map. In addition, the plans will contain any other information the District may decide will be useful in communicating with CMS how it plans to administer the EHR incentive payments and achieve the Commonwealth's other HIT and related quality goals.
The implementation of EHRs is a significant challenge, bringing together clinical, operational, regulatory and technical aspects of health care delivery, but DHCF is committed to addressing this challenge. Adoption and meaningful use of EHRs as well as other HIT projects, such as e-prescribing, reflect the DHCF's longstanding goal of improving patient care and outcomes and program effectiveness.
DHCF will educate stakeholders about the role of HIT in improving the quality and coordination of health care services delivered to consumers and will actively encourage the adoption of HIT. DHCF will promote increased awareness of the benefits of HIT adoption for providers and consumers to promote participation in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and adoption and meaningful use of HIT to improve patient care and outcomes.
As the agency responsibile for both the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and the DC HIE, DHCF is positioned to use various partnerships from both initiatives to outreach and educate providers on the benefits of EHR adoption and the use and benefits of the secure exchange of health information so as to promote improved health outcomes. DHCF is also working with stakeholders such as ehealth DC, the District's Regional Extension Center (REC), the DC Primary Care Association (DCPCA), the DC Hospital Association (DCHA) and others to extend these outreach and education opportunities and to encourage adoption and meaningful use of Required/Desired Skills Required /Desired Skill Required /Desired Amount of Experience Expertise Rating Project management experience Required 7 Years 3 - Expert Healthcare industry experience Required 5 Years 3 - Expert Experience in working with and development of Health Information Exchanges Required 3 Years 3 - Expert Experience managing multiple large-scale projects Required 3 Years 3 - Expert Experience in managing IT performance Required 3 Years 3 - Expert Knowledge and proficiency in the use of project planning & scheduling tools Required 4 Years 3 - Expert Exp. in leading executive level meetings and/or presentations Required 4 Years 3 - Expert Proficiency in database management and data entry Required 4 Years 3 - Expert Experience in ONC Health Information Exchange and Health Information Technology Programs Required 2 Years 2 - Proficient Ability to engage and manage various stakeholders & constituents Required 7 Years 3 - Expert Master's Degree in IT related field Highly desired PMP Certification Highly desired Bachelor's degree in business or a science (computer science, mathematics, engineering, statistics, clinical discipline) Required Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) experience AND/OR EHR, EDI, VLER. Required 4 Years 3 - Expert Experience implementing EHR Software Required 2 Years 3 - Expert Questions Description Question 1 What is your experience related to electronic medical records, health information exchange, and Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS)?
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