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Working As A Health Informatics Specialist

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $58,596

    Average Salary

What Does A Health Informatics Specialist Do

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

Duties

Computer systems analysts typically do the following:

  • Consult with managers to determine the role of IT systems in an organization
  • Research emerging technologies to decide if installing them can increase the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness
  • Prepare an analysis of costs and benefits so that management can decide if IT systems and computing infrastructure upgrades are financially worthwhile
  • Devise ways to add new functionality to existing computer systems
  • Design and implement new systems by choosing and configuring hardware and software
  • Oversee the installation and configuration of new systems to customize them for the organization
  • Conduct testing to ensure that the systems work as expected
  • Train the systems’ end users and write instruction manuals

Computer systems analysts use a variety of techniques such as data modeling to design computer systems. Data modeling allows analysts to view the processes and data flows even before programs have been written. 

Once programs have been written, analysts conduct in-depth tests and analyze information and trends in the data to increase a system’s performance and efficiency.

Analysts calculate requirements for how much memory and speed the computer system needs. They prepare flowcharts or other kinds of diagrams for programmers or engineers to use when building the system. Analysts also work with these people to solve problems that arise after the initial system is set up. Most analysts do some programming in the course of their work.

Most computer systems analysts specialize in certain types of computer systems that are specific to the organization they work with. For example, an analyst might work predominantly with financial computer systems or engineering computer systems.

Systems analysts help other IT team members understand how computer systems can best serve an organization by working closely with the organization’s business leaders.

In some cases, analysts who supervise the initial installation or upgrade of IT systems from start to finish may be called IT project managers. They monitor a project’s progress to ensure that deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Many computer systems analysts are general-purpose analysts who develop new systems or fine-tune existing ones; however, there are some specialized systems analysts. The following are examples of types of computer systems analysts:

Systems designers or systems architects specialize in helping organizations choose specific types of hardware and software systems. They translate the long-term business goals of an organization into technical solutions. Analysts develop a plan for the computer systems that will be able to reach those goals. They work with management to ensure that systems and the IT infrastructure are set up to best serve the organization’s mission.

Software quality assurance (QA) analysts do in-depth testing and diagnose problems of the systems they design in order to make sure that critical requirements are met. They also write reports to management recommending ways to improve the systems.

Programmer analysts design and update their system’s software and create applications tailored to their organization’s needs. They do more coding and debugging than other types of analysts, although they still work extensively with management and business analysts to determine what business needs the applications are meant to address. Other occupations that do programming are computer programmers and software developers.

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How To Become A Health Informatics Specialist

A bachelor’s degree in a computer or information science field is common, although not always a requirement. Some firms hire analysts with business or liberal arts degrees who have skills in information technology or computer programming.

Education

Most computer systems analysts have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Because these analysts also are heavily involved in the business side of a company, it may be helpful to take business courses or major in management information systems.

Some employers prefer applicants who have a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in information systems. For more technically complex jobs, a master’s degree in computer science may be more appropriate.

Although many computer systems analysts have technical degrees, such a degree is not always a requirement. Many analysts have liberal arts degrees and have gained programming or technical expertise elsewhere.

Many systems analysts continue to take classes throughout their careers so they can learn about new and innovative technologies. Technological advances come so rapidly in the computer field that continual study is necessary to remain competitive.

Systems analysts must understand the business field they are working in. For example, a hospital may want an analyst with a thorough understanding of health plans and programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and an analyst working for a bank may need to understand finance. Having knowledge of their industry helps systems analysts communicate with managers to determine the role of the information technology (IT) systems in an organization.

Advancement

With experience, systems analysts can advance to project manager and lead a team of analysts. Some can eventually become IT directors or chief technology officers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Analysts must interpret complex information from various sources and be able to decide the best way to move forward on a project. They must also be able to figure out how changes may affect the project.

Communication skills. Analysts work as a go-between with management and the IT department and must be able to explain complex issues in a way that both will understand.

Creativity. Because analysts are tasked with finding innovative solutions to computer problems, an ability to “think outside the box” is important.

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Health Informatics Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

52.6%

Male

44.3%

Unknown

3.1%
Ethnicity

White

59.2%

Black or African American

12.7%

Hispanic or Latino

11.8%

Asian

10.5%

Unknown

5.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Igbo

33.3%

French

33.3%

Hausa

33.3%

Health Informatics Specialist Education

Schools

Western Governors University

11.5%

University of Phoenix

7.7%

University of New Haven

7.7%

Capella University

7.7%

Northeastern University

7.7%

University of Wisconsin Extension

3.8%

Delaware County Community College

3.8%

Regis University

3.8%

California Coast University

3.8%

Mississippi Delta Community College

3.8%

University of Florida

3.8%

Naval School of Health Sciences

3.8%

Marshall University

3.8%

Excelsior College

3.8%

Emory University

3.8%

University of Maryland - University College

3.8%

Walden University

3.8%

Ashford University

3.8%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

3.8%

John Wood Community College

3.8%
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Majors

Pharmacy

14.1%

Business

11.5%

Health Care Administration

11.5%

Health And Wellness

9.0%

Computer Information Systems

7.7%

Nursing

7.7%

Computer Science

6.4%

Information Technology

5.1%

Biology

3.8%

Information Systems

3.8%

Psychology

2.6%

Health Sciences And Services

2.6%

Management Information Systems

2.6%

Computer Systems Security

2.6%

Biomedical Engineering

2.6%

Management

1.3%

Genetics

1.3%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.3%

Microbiology

1.3%

Management Science

1.3%
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Degrees

Masters

34.1%

Bachelors

29.5%

Doctorate

14.8%

Other

12.5%

Associate

5.7%

Certificate

3.4%
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Real Health Informatics Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Informatics Specialist III Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Apr 27, 2016 $105,684
Informatics Specialist III Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jan 21, 2015 $101,691
Informatics Specialist II Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Sep 22, 2014 $91,873
Informatics Specialist II Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jun 01, 2012 $90,304
Informatics Specialist II Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jun 11, 2016 $89,419
Informatics Specialist Scan Group Long Beach, CA Dec 11, 2016 $89,418
Informatics Specialist Cigna HLIC Bloomfield, CT Apr 06, 2015 $87,000
Informatics Specialist Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jun 28, 2012 $86,881
Informatics Specialist II Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Aug 13, 2016 $86,528
Informatics Specialist Scan Group Long Beach, CA Jun 30, 2015 $85,979
Informatics Specialist II Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jan 27, 2016 $84,177
Informatics Specialist The Henry M. Jackson Foundation Frederick, MD Aug 14, 2012 $84,048
Health Informatics Specialist Optimiscorp Pacifica, CA Apr 18, 2016 $81,393
Biostatistician-Public Health Informatics Specialist Medical Science & Computing, Inc. Bethesda, MD Apr 15, 2015 $80,500
Informatics Specialist Cigna Cglic Raleigh, NC May 13, 2013 $80,000
Informatics Specialist II Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Dec 16, 2016 $79,061
Informatics Specialist II Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Sep 11, 2015 $79,061
Informatics Specialist Scan Health Plan Long Beach, CA Aug 20, 2012 $78,000
Informatics Specialist Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Aug 24, 2016 $77,958
Informatics Specialist II Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Aug 14, 2013 $77,001
Informatics Specialist Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Jan 06, 2016 $71,032
Informatics Specialist Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Aug 25, 2014 $71,032
Healthcare Informatics Specialist Data Systems Integration Group, Inc. Dublin, OH Sep 05, 2013 $70,500
Healthcare Informatics Specialist Data Systems Integration Group, Inc. Willoughby Hills, OH Nov 15, 2013 $70,500
Informatics Specialist Cigna HLIC Ellicott City, MD Dec 05, 2016 $70,000
Informatics Specialist Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Sep 23, 2015 $69,950
Informatics Specialist Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Apr 06, 2015 $69,700
Informatics Specialist Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN Dec 10, 2014 $69,700

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Top Skills for A Health Informatics Specialist

  1. Medical Records
  2. Pharmacy Staff
  3. Extract Data
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  • Train pharmacy staff in McKesson HBOC application.
  • Design and develop SSIS applications to extract data from various sources and load into SQL Server tables.
  • Assist in completion of manual chart audits in the EHR to show quality measures are being met in EPICEHR.
  • Created specialized reporting formats for use with automation scripts utilizing SQL for DB2 and Oracle databases.
  • Created an Access Database to track all EMR training requirements and completions to include reporting and data extraction.

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