The position of a clinical informatics manager is employed primarily by companies in the health care industry, such as hospitals and clinics. Most employers are searching for applicants who have a Bachelor's degree in a biomedical or other health-related field, though a Master's degree is more preferable. Most organizations require several years of experience, ranging from as little as two years of clinical experience to five years or more. Some companies also require several years of experience in a management position and/or previous experience in implementing clinical informatics systems. Some organizations may be searching for certain certifications, as well.
Clinical informatics managers work primarily in health care settings (little to no travel is required) and are responsible for planning and managing the organization's clinical informatics program. This means he/she will work to transform clinical data into knowledge and information that all health care professionals within the system can access. They will also plan, develop, and implement necessary plans and programs to improve the system's efficiency.
Those in this position work with other departments, including data quality and drug safety associates, to ensure that optimal performance standards are met and security and accuracy are maintained. These managers also conduct internal reviews of their systems to isolate issues and implement new strategies for efficiency. They may work with a team of informatics technicians, but this is not always the case.
Clinical Informatics Manager Tasks
Oversee day-to-day operational and clinical information system activities.
Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in informatics program and educational development.
Supervise staff and give technical direction.
Ensure services and applications are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.