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EHR Data Specialist

Company: Horizon Behavioral Health
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Job Description:

Earliest Available Start Date: November 11th, 2019

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501

Position Summary:

This position is primarily responsible for developing, implementing, testing, and submitting accurately and timely all files and state data reports from Horizon's EHR system. The employee will be responsible for all data elements in our EHR system, system requirements, and will troubleshoot and identify solutions as needed, as well as make necessary corrections. Work is guided by well-established and specific Horizon policies and procedures, state and federal regulations, public and private payer guidelines, and professional and technical practices and procedures.

Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems or related degree and two years of relevant experience working with an electronic healthcare records system and data reporting or an associate's degree in computer science or related degree and four years of relevant experience working with an electronic healthcare records system and data reporting. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

  • Prefer one year of lead or supervisory experience in the field.

    Position Overview:

    The EHR Data Specialist will work in a behavioral healthcare office setting, reporting to the Systems Development Manager, and will be responsible for the following:


    • Uses SQL, Credible' s EHR Business Intelligence reporting tools, and Microsoft software methods and procedures for collecting, formatting, maintaining and preparing data for use by the Horizon management team and for accurate and timely submission to the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services (DBHDS).

    • Conducts analysis of all state reporting measures to ensure accurate collection and reporting of data using Horizon's EHR system.

    • Monitors accuracy and completeness of individual-level data in accordance with performance contract requirements and collaborates with Horizon clinical staff and managers to resolve data errors and concerns.

    • Evaluates patches and updates to EHR database made by EHR vendor to determine the impact on the quality of data and the changes to workflow that will be impacted. Tests and installs updates/patches and makes screen edits to the EHR system. Keeps users informed of changes and updates as needed.

    • Responsible for testing and submitting the interface files from Horizon's EHR to the State application for annual, as well as any additional updates required from DBHDS.

    • Updates all areas of our Horizon's EHR to accurately collect and report all state reporting measures.

    • Assists in training staff on the use of the EHR system.

    • Develops and presents training of all documentation and service changes to clinical staff annually and as needed based on changes to the State required data elements.

      Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      Knowledge and understanding of comprehensive management information systems; Considerable knowledge of electronic health records; Considerable knowledge of design, software and reporting related to database and EHR systems; Technical knowledge of SQL scripts and stored procedures, SQL query development; Ability to conduct research into software applications and issues; Ability to analyze data and develop applicable solutions; Considerable knowledge of BI reporting; Ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to establish effective working relationships with others; Knowledge of behavioral health programs and Community Service Boards; Ability to prioritize, and execute tasks in a high pressure environment; Strong customer service orientation; Ability to respond to inquiries and provide clear and concise feedback to employees, primarily employees working in clinical roles; Ability to prepare and conduct training relevant to use of EHR system and reporting; Proficient with Excel spreadsheets.

      About Horizon:

      Horizon Behavioral Health is celebrating 50 years of being the primary public behavioral healthcare provider in Central Virginia serving individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities. Horizon is the proud recipient of the 2016 Giving Back award, has been named Best of Counseling Services in Lynchburg VA in 2017 and 2018, and most recently named Best Place to Work in 2018.

      We offer a generous benefit package that includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave and holidays. Horizon participates in the NHSC, as well as PSLF educational loan forgiveness programs. If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.

      To Apply - Please visit our online career center at www.HorizonBH.org

      Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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