The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for an innovator in residence to lay the new groundwork for health information technology.
In conjunction with Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, HHS seeks someone who will work for two years on consistent patient data matching in health care, according to HHS Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak.
The position will establish the metrics of patient matching technology approaches and evaluate solutions.
The program hiring the IIR is an entrepreneurial effort by HHS to improve patient quality and cost of care.
“We have already seen some significant results from both the first cohort of HHS Entrepreneurs, such as a prototype to improve the nation’s organ tracking system, and the first IIR who helped develop and release the first set of standards for Blue Button,” Sivak said in a statement.
The position will work not only with the federal agency, but also with HIMSS and its stakeholders.
The ideal candidate would have entrepreneurial spirit, experience with identity match records and experience with health IT.
“I encourage anyone who wants to have a substantial and transformative effect of health care to apply for this exciting opportunity,” Sivak said.