Meaningful Use Specialist – Research Associate
Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL

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Northern Illinois University has an opening for a Meaningful Use Specialist to work with health care providers in the selection and use of an EHR to achieve meaningful use. This position is within the Regional Health Care Policy Group and will be housed at NIU-DeKalb, but the candidate will be required to travel to provider sites based on project and client needs.

The successful applicant will be experienced working with Medicaid/Medicare providers, will possess a working knowledge of a practice management system, and will have successfully assisted physicians to reach stage one meaningful use. Experience with and knowledge of current Meaningful Use requirements as well as the ability to perform a meaningful use gap analysis and create a plan to help providers satisfy meaningful use requirements is also required. Additional preferred skill includes the ability to identify workflow modifications in order to enhance the value and capability of the selected EHR, train clinical staff on Meaningful Use measures, as well as extract electronic data from the provider EHR to monitor progress and address issues.

REQUIRED SKILLS Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in a field related to healthcare delivery, along with a minimum of 3-years of clinical and/or physician office experience, including implementing clinical IT systems, as well as certified EHR’s while working with professional, technical and non-technical staff.

MATERIALS Send: cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to: Regional Development Institute – Research Associate c/o or mail to:

Northern Illinois University
Regional Development Institute
Attn: Louise Beukelman
NIU Wellness & Literacy Bldg 2100
DeKalb, IL 60115

Preference will be given to complete applications received by May 16, 2013.

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check.

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