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The Health Information Technology Policy Director is responsible for developing a cooperative alliance of federal, state, and local resources to provide coordination and use

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Serves as a liaison for the Office of Health Information Technology with all federal agencies, the legislature, the Governor’s office, other state agencies, and partner groups to ensure cooperation, collaboration, and leveraging of resources for the development and implementation of a statewide, interoperable health information exchange. Monitors all federal and state legislation affecting health related information technology. Assists the Director of the Office of Health Information Technology in developing agency’s goals and objectives based on demographic, political, and economic changes within and outside the Office of Health Information Technology. Establishes, implements, and evaluates agency goals, objectives, policies, and procedures, and contributes to long-term planning to ensure objectives of sustainability are identified, communicated, and attained. Maintains and shares technical knowledge of federal legislation and Arkansas statutes that relate to the implementation of a statewide health information technology system. Supervises a small Research and Policy staff by interviewing, selecting, training and evaluating employees, assigning work, and planning, monitoring and evaluating job performance. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and policies pertaining to medical health information technology systems. Knowledge of principles and practices of human resources, organizational, and fiscal management. Knowledge of state budgetary, human resources, and purchasing procedures. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to provide information, instructions, and technical guidance related to medical health information technology systems. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinate managers. Ability to estimate cost, time, manpower, equipment, and materials required to support plans/operations. Ability to analyze the impact or effectiveness of current programs or proposed programs/services.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal equivalent of a master’s degree in business administration, computer science, public administration, healthcare administration, public health or a related field; plus five years of progressively more responsible experience in health care administration, information technology operations or a related field, including three years in a professional managerial capacity including resource management.

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