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Healthcare IT Integration Specialist - HL7

Healthcare IT Integration Specialist - HL7


£40,000 - £54,000


Mary Hirst

01923 224481

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One of the UK’s largest and most successful healthcare software providers is looking for an IT Healthcare Solutions Specialist - with a focus on systems integration - so the applicant will need a thorough understanding of HL7 and its use to support NHS workflows.

This is an exciting client facing consultant position which requires someone with a valid driving license, willing to travel to client sites.

Healthcare Solutions Specialist - the main responsibilities include:

• Lead and support deployments through a detailed knowledge of the HL7 and its use to support NHS workflows
• Lead the Integration Workstream on deployment projects reporting into the project manager
• Liaise with other project workstreams, where interdependencies exist, to ensure that decisions taken support the integration deliverables. Feed and decision taken within the workstream back into these other groups
•Provide regular status reports to identified staff to ensure continued tracking of workstream progress
•Record and track issues relating to the Integration Workstream and escalate to project staff where appropriate. Provide issue resolution and alternative solution paths.
•Provide/support client with appropriate documentation/templates e.g. integration strategy, HL7 specification, “to be” integration architecture, workstream plan, gap analysis document etc
•Working with the client, undertake a gap analysis exercise to identify and ensure the current messaging sets can absorb all current /future operational procedures and data requirements
•Where gaps have been identified raise change request notices and report back to project on progress
•Working with the client, undertake “as is” and “to be” workshops to identify work required implementing solution being deployed.
•Work with the client to identify and document the requirements around any 3rd party interoperability to be delivered within the scope of the project
•Support the client in the development of their “to be” architecture. Ensure the delivery of architecture, manage and assist in the delivery of these interfaces
•Where required develop interfaces using a range of industry standard Interface Engines (e.g. Rhapsody and Ensemble)
•Support unit and end-to-end testing of interfaces
• Support the testing of new and maintenance product solution releases

Key skills required:
• Previous NHS experience, systems integration projects and HL7
•An in-depth knowledge of Healthcare Information Systems
•An understanding of APIs and securing data exchange over wide area networks
•They will have extensive hands on experience of interfacing both modern and legacy systems using one or more of the following commercial interface engines:
o Ensemble
o BizTalk
o Rhapsody
? Knowledge of one or more of the following types of interfaces is required:
o Single way real-time MPI feed (from PAS to departmental system)
o Bi-directional real-time MPI feed (between PAS and a departmental system)
o Realtime transactional interface (e.g. Query/response such as a Patient Name Search)
o Remote ADT’s (from a departmental system to a PAS)
o Test requesting / Ordering
o Pathology/Radiology Results reporting

In return, you'll be representing a leading software house with award winning products and strong reputation for delivering some of the most innovative solutions around. You'll be part of a remote team who play a critical part in systems deployment working with hugely talented, highly collaborative project teams. A fantastic opportunity.

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