Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program
Accepting Applicants for August 2016
We are accepting applications for our Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program. This mentored career development (K12) program for junior faculty focuses on patient centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research.
This K12 program supports junior faculty, who are on their way to building careers that include research directly linked to delivery systems. The funding for this program comes from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) administered through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It builds on our fellowship training in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, but this program is targeted at junior faculty members, rather than post-doctoral fellows. The three primary sites of the program are Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (DPM). We link with a wide range of delivery systems and have a symposia series on key topics taking place throughout the year. The grant covers 75% of each scholar’s salary (up to a limit of $90,000) for 2-3 years, and provides additional funds (up to $25k annually) for scholars’ research development costs and individual training.
Our leadership team includes Drs. Jonathan Finkelstein (Director, BCH), Erinn Rhodes (Associate Director, BCH), Mark Schuster (BCH), Kenneth Mandl (BCH), Milton Kotelchuck (MGHfC), Karen Kuhlthau (MGHfC), Elsie Taveras (MGHfC), Matthew Gillman (DPM), Grace Lee (DPM), and Don Goldmann (Institute for Healthcare Improvement).
We are accepting applications through November 15, 2015 for positions starting on August 1, 2016. For this program, it is critical that scholars have primary interests in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research as defined by PCORI. Applicants must have or concurrently apply for a faculty position at one of our primary sites. Please contact our Associate Director, Dr. Erinn Rhodes (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to request an application form.
Program Manager Regulatory Reporting - Clinical Informatics
This position serves as an internal resource and expert regarding the definition and
interpretation of meaningful use and all other regulatory requirements. This individual will
assist the CMIO, System Director of Health Informatics, and System Director of Clinical
Informatics in the creation of comprehensive implementation strategies supporting
CHRISTUS' compliance with quality and regulatory requirements (i.e., ARRA Meaningful Use,
Joint Comission, Medicare Core Measures). This position will be critical to managing the
imperative that CHRISTUS prioritize, anticipate and address overlapping initiatives and
subsequent concerns related to resource allocation, budgeting, and attestation timelines.
This includes the coordination, monitoring, and status reporting of all projects or workteams
that are essential to the demonstration and achievement of quality and regulatory
compliance across the organization.
- Maintains an ongoing, deep knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and
quality or regulatory requirements related to meaningful use, Joint Commission, and CMS
Core Measures and acts as the subject matter expert communicating quality and regulatory
knowledge to key stakeholders.
- Coordinates the creation of a comprehensive implementation strategy that priortizes,
anticipates and addresses overlapping initiatives and subsequent concerns related to
resource allocation, budgeting, and attestation timelines.
- Ensures all electronic Health record software vendors required for reporting/attestation
have the appropriate certification within timeframes prescribed by regulators.
- Keeps leadership informed of progress and elevates any issues that require action and/or
- Ensures support and input from appopriate stakeholders is obtained to aid swift and
- Engages and collaborates with Health Informatics, Clinical Operations, and Quality
departments regarding adoption of changes to process/procedures/workflow, clinical
documentation, and/or reporting necessary to support achievement of regulatory
compliance within established timelines.
- Collaborates with Health Informatics team members to ensure current and future
regulatory and compliance elements are built appropriately into the health information
system or appropriate applications for end user utilization.
- Coordinates data reporting to ensure data integrity and appropriate capture of required
data for attestation and performs analysis to support performance improvement and
regional and system compliance.
- Maintains documentation (evidence book) for ARRA Meaningful Use Attestation and all
Internal Number: 70010822
About CHRISTUS Health
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.
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