As hospitals and doctors’ offices transition into the digital era, Healthcare Integration Analysts provide critical services that smooth the path to full digital assimilation. They are technical experts on medical device connectivity and work with their team to design, build, test, and support software and hardware specifications.
In addition to demonstrating superb team management and interpersonal skills, Healthcare Integration Analysts provide technical, analytic and administrative support for the system integration. They work between applications, systems, networking and vendor technical resources to define “best practices” surrounding the ongoing implementation interfaces that support the digital environment.
Typical Responsibilities of a Healthcare Integration Analyst
- Analyze current procedures and identify problems
- Learn system requirements, provide support during system installation, conversions, hardware networking
- Design, develop, implement, document, and provide ongoing maintenance and support of HL7 and proprietary interfaces using 3rd party interface engine and/or translation tools such as Cerner
- Produce design documents and presentations for use by all members of the team
- Establish project schedules and cost and time estimates for implementation
- Create detailed specification documents, and coordinates and executes test plans
- Ensure a robust and reliable interface engine application
How to Get Hired as a Healthcare Integration Analyst
What does a healthcare integration analyst bring to the table? A bachelor’s degree is typically required, but sometimes 2 or more years in computer science or information technology is sufficient.
Other important qualifications include:
- 3+ years experience working in healthcare interfaces or interface development
- Strong understanding of HL7, ANSI and AAMI standards
- Working knowledge of various interface engines such as Mirth, Cloverleaf, etc.
- Working knowledge of one or more programming languages/ reporting systems, including .Net, Java, XML, SQL, Crystal Reports
- Must have excellent communications and interpersonal skills
- Must have strong planning, and organizational skills
- Must have a significant understanding of health care applications software
Now is an excellent time in the field of Healthcare IT, as many healthcare providers are ramping up their digital staff. Be sure to check out our job postings to find companies that are hiring Healthcare Integration Analysts right now.