Reporting to the Manager, Health Information Management Services, the Health Information Management Analyst is responsible for performing and documenting workflow analysis including the development of new workflow processes and procedures that combine system functionality in order to develop standard processes for coding, analysis and reporting practices within Northern Health.
The HIMS Analyst assists in the testing, implementation support, maintenance and enhancement of the Coding System and provides support and training services for a variety of internal and external users for NH’s Abstracting and Reporting systems.
The HIMS Analyst continually looks for ways to maximize usage of the system to ensure ongoing business process improvements.
The HIMS Analyst facilitates the consequential organizational changes created by the implementation and ongoing use of the abstracting system. Qualifications
Graduation from a recognized program for Health Information Practitioners. Certified by the Canadian College of Health Information Management as a certificant, and eligible for active membership with the Canadian Health Information Management Association.
Knowledge of protection of privacy and freedom of information legislation, patient’s rights to confidentiality and legal requirements for the production of records.
Knowledge of health information systems and database management, statistical calculations, and interpretation of reports from administrative and clinical databases.
One year’s recent related experience in a HIMS department of an acute care health care facility or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities :
Teaching : Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
Knowledge Integration : Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Communication : Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means.
Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
Critical Thinking : Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively.
Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
Management : Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
Leadership : Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
Teamwork : Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
Equipment : Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Cerner, Med2020 and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools.
Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.