The American Academy of Dermatology is seeking a Manager, Health Technology & Informatics located in Washington DC responsible for managing the development and implementation of the Academy’s programs and services in Health Information Technology. This position will assist our members with a wide breadth of practice management inquiries including telemedicine, Health Information Technology (HIT) as it relates to MACRA, and regulatory concerns. Collaborate with appropriate AAD staff and members on optimizing Electronic Health Record (EHR) data fields in the Academy’s clinical data registry and application of health technology to demonstrate quality and value of care.
The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. A sister organization to the Academy, the American Academy of Dermatology Association is the resource for government affairs, health policy and practice information for dermatologists, and plays a major role in formulating policies that can enhance the quality of dermatologic care.
With a membership of more than 19,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin.
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Manage the development and implementation of the Academy’s programs and services in Health Information Technology. Research, develop, and create health-IT related, dermatology-specific practice management web content, services and solutions that are the leading source to help dermatologists and their staff in any practice setting thrive personally and professionally at every career stage.
Develop practical tools and resources related to HIT to help members in all practice settings and career stage prepare for the changing practice environment, including adoption of telemedicine, health information exchange, regulatory requirements related to MACRA and EHR optimization ; Coordinate specialty-wide advocacy and education for health IT initiatives.
Engage with appropriate internal departments to optimize data fields, use, structure, and integration of EHRs for use in the Academy’s clinical data registry, with an emphasis on value-based care and quality for dermatology-related clinical care.
Work with the Senior Manager and appropriate internal departments to design, develop and continually assess resources, including format, identifying experts/faculty, and method of delivery or dissemination. Utilize qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze use of, and satisfaction with, the practice management content, services, products and resources to ensure that the practice management portfolio is well-utilized and responsive to AAD members and their staffs as a member benefit.
Identify and monitor key health-IT trends in the health care environment that may impact dermatology practices, and the specific business needs of dermatology practices, in order to develop related materials, programs and services that will enable, prepare and position dermatology to address the challenges and succeed in a changing and evolving health care environment.
Plan and write articles on various health-IT topics for various internal and external publications and communication vehicles. Liaise with internal communications staff to disseminate important practice management updates through the AAD website, advocacy publications, and other communication channels.
Engage with AAD members by assisting with a wide range of practice management inquiries when needed, including but not limited to MACRA, telemedicine, regulatory issues, and HIT. Provide staff support for practice management at the Member Resource Center at Academy Annual and Summer Meetings. Actively engage with related AAD departments around Academy and practice management strategies and goals. Develop effective, collaborative working relationships to achieve goals.
Work with Senior Manager when needed to advise AAD members and key segments by evaluating specific needs and opportunities, and identifying available products and services that facilitates implementation. Assist with addressing barriers to implementation during the transformation process by proposing solutions and linking to AAD tools and resources, sharing best practice examples, and tracking progress in improved outcomes and increased efficiency.
Provide overall staffing and liaison services to assigned council, committees and task forces in conjunction with the chairs of these organizational groups. This includes drafting meeting agendas, coordinating meetings and conference calls, drafting programs/strategies to be discussed on the agenda, drafting and distributing summation reports, tracking follow-ups, assisting with developing and monitoring budgets, and ensuring annual reports are complete. The staff liaison will work with the chair to assure the business of the committee is accurately recorded and placed on the appropriate agenda(s) of the appropriate oversight committee, council or Board. Staff liaison will develop and maintain knowledge of the committee’s area of expertise and work effectively and cooperatively with volunteers.
We offer a competitive compensation plan and benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance as well as a matching retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, bonus program, pension plan, paid vacation/medical/personal days, work-life balance, recognition program and business-casual work environment.
For immediate consideration please apply online at www.aad.org and follow the Employment link. EOE M/F/D/V
Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Public Health, Informatics or Business Administration; master’s degree preferred.
Five years of experience in a health-related organization required, preferably in the health care field with an emphasis on HIT and quality improvement.
Experience working in a clinical practice setting and/or a professional medical association environment preferred.
Advanced understanding of physician practice and management issues.
Ability to apply analytical and effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication methods.
Possess organizational, time management, and planning skills.
Project management skills required; ability to work on multiple priorities.
Ability to effectively engage all staff in a culture of teamwork, transparency and respect.
The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) is the largest, most influential and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 19,000 members worldwide, the Academy is committed to promoting leadership in dermatology and excellence in patient care through education, research and advocacy. We value...
• Patients First: Compassion, caring, and listening... are at the heart of delivering the highest-quality dermatologic care. We are working to ensure members' ability to facilitate access to dermatologic care and deliver the highest quality of care.
• Professionalism: Adhering to an uncompromising code of clinical and ethical standards among ourselves and with the public. The cornerstones of these standards emphasize honesty, integrity, transparency, and mutual respect.
• Lifelong Learning: Pursuing knowledge and continuous improvement, embodying a spirit of intellectual curiosity and interchange through self-assessment and ongoing evaluation.
• Rigorous Inquiry and Creative Work: Pursuing excellence through innovation, creativity, critical evaluation, and open dialogue.
• Collaboration: Working together with mutual respect, collegiality, and transparency. Collective and coordinated efforts through partnerships and teamwork encourage engagement, inspire ideas, create essential dialogue, and foster synergistic results.
• Social Responsibility: A dedication to the greater good. Community leadership, volunteerism, and stewardship are hallmarks of our ability to contribute to public health.
• Diversity: Acknowledging, respecting, and valuing differences. An inclusive approach to people, ideas, and practice styles includes a willingness to listen to all points of view. The result is collectively better because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.