Health Informatics Specialist Salary
Pay for Health Informatics Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $61K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction for Health Informatics Specialists is high. Women make up the majority of Health Informatics Specialists (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Health Informatics Specialist
A healthcare informatics specialist works in a healthcare institution to establish and maintain the information technology systems within the organization. This involves making sure that the systems comply to company policies, regulations, and the law. The specialist will be involved with research of technology systems and then plan for the implementation of the chosen system. Usually the ability to work on a team is important. Implementing a system may involve carrying out testing of the system before it is fully implemented and de-bugging and optimizing it as necessary.Read More...
The specialist will also troubleshoot systems whenever problems are encountered and give support to users of the systems throughout the organization. The specialist may be directly involved with employee training in order to familiarize them with systems. For this training, the specialist should determine employee needs and develop lesson plans. The specialist should keep up to date with developments in the field so that the systems can be updated if necessary. The job may also involve establishing networks and their security systems. This position may involve not only working with those in the company, but also working with customers in order to determine frustrations with online systems or ways to improve software.
Advanced computer skills and knowledge of networks are necessary in order to adequately carry out this job. Familiarity with healthcare software systems and Microsoft Office will also be needed. This position may require a bachelor’s degree in a field such as computer science.
Health Informatics Specialist Tasks
- Participate in the development of health information technology protocols and policies to ensure compliance with regulations.
- Provide administrative/technical support to help troubleshoot and assist with problems faced by system users.
- Identify deficiencies in hospital informatics standards and develop plans to improve processes.
- Assess learning needs of hospital staff and develop training to improve employee knowledge.
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Pay by Experience Level for Health Informatics Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $58K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $62K. Health Informatics Specialists bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Health Informatics Specialists report making only $59K on average.
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