Full Job Title: Officer, Health Information Technology
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The Government Performance Portfolio within Program
Government performance, one of the five program portfolios at The Pew Charitable Trusts, identifies and advances effective approaches to improve policy at all levels of government. The portfolio’s project teams conduct research on emerging topics, develop data-driven reports, and highlight innovative approaches in addressing complex problems. Initiatives currently focus on three key areas for federal, state, and local governments: (1) health and human services; (2) management and budget; and (3) safety and justice.
GP utilizes the basic tools required to explore and advance effective policy solutions at the federal, state, and local levels. These solutions include credible, timely, and user-friendly research; assessments of public support for change; strategic outreach and dissemination to ensure that good information is widely communicated to decision-makers, media, influential stakeholders, and the public; the capacity to bring together diverse perspectives and find common ground; and the ability to identify and apply approaches that have proven successful elsewhere.
The GP portfolio is led by the vice president and head of government performance, with support from a vice president and senior directors who provide oversight over select projects and functions within the portfolio.
Health Information Technology
The health information technology project (HIT) seeks to improve the quality of health care in the United States by addressing issues related to the safety of HIT and the interoperability of health data. In particular, the project will:
The officer, health information technology focuses on the project’s work related to patient matching, which is the ability to link medical records for individuals that receive care in different health care facilities. The position is responsible for drafting fact sheets, issue briefs, web articles, and reports outlining current challenges with patient matching, the effect of poor matching on patient outcomes, and solutions identified by Pew to improve patient matching. The officer, working with government relations and project leadership, conducts advocacy to encourage the federal government to adopt standards for demographic data—such as address—to improve patient matching. Specifically, the position builds coalitions, monitors research projects, and drafts letters in response to policy proposals to advance enhanced use of demographic data for matching. Finally, the officer manages research on the use of biometrics in health care, specifically by overseeing contractors and planning meetings with experts. After concluding biometrics research, the officer will draft a report on the technical, privacy, workflow, and policy considerations—among factors—to improve patient matching through the use of biometrics.
While knowledge of health care policy is preferred, the officer is not expected to have subject matter expertise on health information technology or biometrics. The position involves significant writing, especially to communicate complex topics to educated lay readers. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.
The officer undertakes a nominal amount of travel, including to conferences and on occasional trips, to promote the project's work.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.