Health Informatics Data Integration Specialist

Rosemont, IL

You want to be part of a dynamic organization committed to utilizing health informatics to improve healthcare delivery and patient care. You enjoy explaining complex technical concepts in simple terms, presenting data in a meaningful way, listening actively to feedback and questions, and collaborating with others to achieve common goals. You have the ability to think critically and creatively about data and its applications. You can easily identify problems and opportunities, formulate hypotheses, design, and execute solutions, evaluate results and draw conclusions, while utilizing various tools and methods for data integration.

If this sounds like you (or someone you know), please read on!  

The Health Informatics Data Integration Specialist will optimize the submission of registry data through providing resources and support to participating institutions in preparing their registry data extracts.  This position will serve as an expert in registry specific data specifications and data dictionaries and providing participating institutions guidance on the procedures and protocols needed to extract data from their source healthcare IT systems. The Health Informatics, Registry Support Specialist will be integral in the rollout of Minimum Datasets and providing leadership and guidance to sites to improve data submission quality and completeness. This position requires a high degree of flexibility, the ability to multi-task, prioritize and maintain detailed records of communication and data requests; attention to detail; and the ability to work closely with participant sites, particularly IT resources, internal Academy colleague and other Registry stakeholders.

  • Engaging with participant sites to understanding data collection procedures; conduct analysis based on findings to provide recommendations for participant site registry extract development.
  • Prepare materials and lead informational webinars related to minimum datasets and data element quality and coverage.
  • Analyze and interpret data and findings to identify opportunities for improvement related to data specifications and data dictionaries; partner with registry data scientist and registry program managers to determine necessary updates related to coding instructions and/or data specification formats to ease the burden of data collection.
  • Engage with E.M.R. providers (such as Epic and Cerner) to identify extract specification information for sites to guide extract development.
  • Act as an escalation point for support inquiries related to data extraction and data ingestion.
  • Conduct training related to data specifications and data dictionaries; documenting processing, maintaining records of site interactions, and preparing reports for both internal audiences and participating sites related to data intake and data element completeness within the registry.
  • Support outreach campaigns to non-submitting and non-compliant sites through individual outreach where needed and/or partnering with Marketing Communications to improve site compliance and submission.
  • Support maintenance activities and projects related to data issues and/or process improvements; inform and participate in quality assurance testing and validation.
  • Keeping abreast of advancements in the field of health informatics and health care information exchange

Exemplifies the following essential values of the Academy:

  • Teamwork: Effective collaboration and team-focus to solve complex problems and drive innovation.
  • Empowerment: The authority, information, and skills to make decisions and drive results.
  • Accountability: Ownership of process and results that drive decisions and ensure implementation.
  • Mindset of Growth/Continuous Learning:  Focused on and invested in self and staff development to become more adaptable, making the Academy more agile, innovative, and sustainable. 


  • Up to 10 business days per year 



  • Bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration, computer sciences or related field
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as a health informatics specialist
  • Advanced proficiency in programming languages and EMR software such as SQL, Epic, Cerner
  • Exceptional knowledge of health information system design and database management
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices in healthcare information management
  • Superb analytical, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities
  • 2-5 years of experience in health services research, including real-world experience with data management
  • Knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, PHI, IRB, and other relevant regulatory issues.


  • Master’s degree in health informatics
  • Familiarity with medical informatics standards such as FHIR or OHDSI.
  • Experience with multi-institution observational medical data capture and data analysis schemes
  • Knowledgeable of orthopaedic medical devices and of the medical device approval and post-market surveillance processes
  • Familiarity with evidence-based medicine, health outcomes, health care quality standards and performance improvement.
  • Hands-on experience with private or Medicare claims data
  • Additional proficiency with R, Python or SAS and BI software (PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Proficiency at interacting with physicians, clinician-scientist, and researchers
  • Familiarity of the standard style guide along with the ability to communicate scientific or medical information in a clear and concise manner.

If this describes YOU, please apply by sharing the following:   

-Clearly communicate why you are the ideal candidate for this role, providing specific examples and experiences as proof points.

-Resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter with salary expectations to be considered. 

Please note: 

This hybrid position is based in Rosemont, Illinois and is open to applicants who are able to commute weekly to this office.

Applicants must already be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of work visas.

JOB CODE: 1000065