Karna, LLC

  • Sr. Health Informatics Specialist

    Job ID 2018-1891
    Job Locations
    Public Health
  • Overview

    Karna, LLC is looking for a part-time Health Informatics Expert to support our work in the Maryland area.   The ideal candidate will lead and perform expert consulting services in HIT systems in general and in clinical informatics. Position requires the ability to document and implement EHR and other HIT systems, oversee the extraction of data from these systems, transmission of data from hospitals to specific federal systems, and transmission of the sampled discharges from those systems to abstractors and hospitals. Candidate must be innovative and highly skilled. Must have sufficient knowledge and standing in the HIT community to be credible to the hospital officials with whom he/she will be working, and to increase the respectability of our work to them.




    • Support the development of an implementation guide for standards that will facilitate electronic data exchange between clinical information systems and federal systems
    • Design a pilot test to collect hospital data electronically, transmit them,sample discharges with a specific condition from UBs, and electronically transmit the selected discharges to abstractors and hospitals
    • Lead the pilot test, in collaboration in up to 9 hospitals, including helping to arrange hospitals' participation, identifying the structure of the hospitals' relevant systems, identifying options for electronic transmission and hospitals' preferences, and arranging with the hospitals for electronic transmission to and from federal systems
    • Participate in analyzing the results of the pilot test, including identifying the most promising option(s) for data transmission
    • Design methods to transmit data electronically from a new sample of about 500 hospitals
    • Mentor staff in the procedures to receive and transmit data


    • BS required, MS preferred in a quantitative or clinical discipline
    • 10 to 15 years of working experience in HIT
    • Must be HL7 experienced
    • Savvy with EHR
    • Clinical background a plus 
    • Ability to lead a team
    • HHS experience is a plus
    • Must be able to obtain a security clearance




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