The mission of the Clinical Informatics Department (CID) is to realize the full benefits of OHSU's clinical information systems. The department will apply the science of informatics to enable excellence in patient care services, to education learners and to advance the methods of applied informatics.
The Senior Clinical Informatics Specialist supports the mission of CID by practicing applied informatics, the study of information technology and how it can be applied to the healthcare field, including the study and practice of an information-based approach to healthcare delivery in which data must be structured in a certain way to be effectively retrieved and used in the delivery of care and the evaluation of care through quality reporting. Additionally the in clinical informatics specialist guides all phases of the information system development life cycle. The SCIS incorporates their clinical and/or academic experience with effective communication and collaboration to support the healthcare business in achieving their goals. The SCIS participates in practice governance as it pertains to information systems. This position supports CID in providing informatics support to OHSU partner, affiliate and community connect organizations.
The Incumbent will observe due care, objectivity and respect for confidentiality. All employees must keep confidential what they hear and what they see when handling, reviewing, or observing: communications and records thereof (calls, email, pages, fax, etc.), data transmission, databases, or other forms of information Confidentiality extends to the identities of the parties of the communications, and even to the fact that the communication took place. When sharing information, consider whether the recipient has a true \u201cbusiness need to know.\u201d
CID employees are responsible for the security of OHSU technology. In exercising their duties, CID employees must follow OHSU's security directives, incorporating security measures in the delivery of their everyday tasks, and are required to report security concerns to the ITG Security Engineering team.
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