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HL7 Consultant

MSys Inc
Raleigh, NC
January 13, 2021


Title: HL7 Consultant

Location: Raleigh, NC, United States

Length: Long term

Restriction: W2 or C2C


Interview Type: Skype *** Very long term project; initial PO for till 8/2021 with extensions*** Remote during covid then onsite; candidate must pickup laptop in person for remote work.

COVID 19 Rhapsody/JavaScript Systems Specialist. The NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in collaboration with its partners, seeks the expertise of Electronic Reporting Interoperability Systems Specialists with Rhapsody and JavaScript skills. These specialists will assist in onboarding additional labs for electronic lab reporting for COVID-19 and debug problems found during daily reconciliation for labs. They will also build support for automatic processing of new data feeds for COVID-19 data such as electronic case reports and potential information from other systems. .

The positions work with hospital personnel, NC DPH communicable disease epidemiologists, and NC DPH IT application specialists to coordinate and create schedules and application interfaces to exchange patient/disease data utilizing various formats including HL7 V2 and V3 specifications as well as structured files. Position ensures standard exchange protocols (HL7), standard vocabulary, etc. are utilized for moving COVID-19 health information between independent medical and public health applications, in near real time. Positions ensure that information exchange processes accurately report health information data and maintain privacy and security of data under applicable data security and confidentiality standards. Positions will develop and apply standards-based transforms and/or system application code to support local and national exchange of health information. Positions will configure operational platforms to facilitate information exchange, specifically Orion Rhapsody (with JavaScript) that is used for NC DHHS's existing electronic laboratory reporting (ELR).

Positions will conduct quality control processes that compare electronic records with existing paper records to ensure complete, accurate and timely reporting .

Required skills:

3 years of Demonstrated expertise with HL7 and XML

3 years of Demonstrated experience with Data exchange interface engine

3 years of Experience leveraging relational data bases and wide-ranging expertise in a variety of programming languages

3 years of Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly with a variety of project team members in various locations

5 years of Prior expereince writing logic for Health Information systems

2 years of

Orion Rhapsody and JavaScript experience

Experience with laboratory data and EDI transaction processing, including LOINC and SNOMED-CT coding of lab data preferred

Experience working with communicable disease reporting at a local, state or federal level:

Experience with ELR or eCR (electronic reporting of lab or case data to public health)