Past and Current General Interns (pdf)
The Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT) was created by executive order to coordinate health information technology efforts throughout the state. It is responsible for promoting the widespread adoption and exchange of electronic health records to improve the quality and efficiency of health care in Illinois. OHIT works with private sector stakeholders and federal and state agencies to align programs and resources to develop the health information exchange infrastructure and policies necessary to achieve these objectives.
Assist OHIT in collection, analyzing and reporting data that supports the goals of health information exchange. For example, assist OHIT in collecting data about the degree of e-prescribing in Illinois among independent pharmacies and assist in the deployment of strategies to increase the level of e-prescribing.
Develop an understanding of best practices and lessons learned, barriers and challenges during the implementation phase of health information exchange utilizing existing research tools and resources. Share best practices and lessons learned with team leader and members.
Develop an understanding of the unique needs of safety net providers, critical access hospitals, rural health care providers and other providers not fully participating in the health care reform and system delivery transformation. Assist in gathering best practices and deploying strategies to assist these providers with health care transformation efforts
Utilize research methods to analyze emerging policy issues, rules and legislation related to health information exchange, Meaningful Use, care coordination and Accountable Care Organizations.
Summarize and report findings in clear, succinct format.
Assist in developing materials for meeting preparation and agendas, including documenting and monitoring issues for follow-up and completion.
Strong communication skills, verbal and written.
Positive personality and the ability to work both independently and with team members.
Strong multi-tasking and organization skills.
Takes initiative to understand the concepts of health information exchange.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel.
Graduate level of study of Law, IT, Economics or Health Care.
Applicants interested in a general internship can submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com. In the subject line please indicate the term you want to apply for (e.g. Fall 2011) and the department you are interested in.