The mission of the Bureau of Immunization (BOI) is to prevent the occurrence and transmission of diseases through immunization. The BOI promotes the immunization of children and adults against numerous diseases such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B, polio, influenza, and pneumococcal disease and the human papillomavirus (HPV). BOI maintains the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR), a database of immunizations reported to the health department. To improve reporting, the BOI established a Health Level 7 (HL7) Web Service to support real-time, bidirectional exchange of immunization data with data exchange partners such as Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and this is the primary method of reporting immunizations to the CIR. This is a Unit Chief position and is tasked with supervising staff that manages providers reporting to the CIR.
•Oversee the development and implementation of protocols to ensure completeness and accuracy of data from providers reporting to the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR) via their Electronic Health Record (EHR) in an Health Level 7 (HL7) format
•Supervise staff that work with healthcare providers to resolve CIR reporting issues and to ensure that providers meet Meaningful Use (MU) requirements for the reporting of immunizations to the CIR through EHRs
•Monitor Meaningful Use (MU) legislation and participates in MU national workgroups
•Oversee the design, development and implementation of measures to analyze CIR data submitted via HL7 for completeness and accuracy
•Train and supervise staff to measure data quality submitted to the CIR via HL7 and to outreach to providers and Information Technology (IT) staff to improve data quality.
•Assist the CIR’s Director of Research and Evaluation in developing indicators relating to meaningful use enrollment tracking using CIR data.
•Coordinate research efforts using CIR data with other research projects within the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, other registries and other outside agencies.
•Design and implement special projects based on Bureau needs.
•Work with other departments within the NYC and NYS Health Departments to improve strategies to register and certify providers for MU.
•Participate in national workgroups which monitor, interpret and advise policy on MU requirements.
•Develop long-terms goals, objectives, and priorities in collaboration with Director of the Citywide Immunization Registry and other senior CIR staff.
•Responsible for writing grant proposals and other funding requests.
•Prepare reports and presentations for national, regional, and local conferences and meetings.
•Write articles on research results or findings for publications.
•Prepare articles, reports and presentations for national, regional, and local publications, conferences and meetings.