Partners In Health

Location: Rwanda


Title:  EMR Business Analyst (Temporary)
Hiring Manager:  Julie Jensen (Rockefeller Implementation Oversight) and Cheryl Amoroso (Rockefeller Co-PI)
Location:   Kigali, Rwanda (seconded to the Rwandan Ministry of Health EMR Development Team)
Organizational Profile:
Partners In Health (“PIH”), headquartered in Boston, MA, is an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through its service delivery, training, advocacy and research, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need and to serve as an antidote to despair. PIH has major programs in Haiti, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Burundi, Kazakhstan, and the Dominican Republic working tirelessly to lessen the joint burden of disease and poverty. 
PIH began working in Rwanda in 2005, where today we serve a catchment area of 800,000 through 37 health centers and three hospitals with our sister organization, Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB). Taking the lessons learned and expertise honed in Haiti, our efforts in Rwanda have achieved rapid success, gaining the attention of both the highest levels of the Government of Rwanda and the international community. Through partnership with the Ministry of Health in our efforts, we have already helped to strengthen the public health system in the areas we serve and are helping the government develop plans to replicate elements of our model throughout the country.
In Rwanda, electronic medical records (EMR) make a major contribution to PIH/IMB’s efforts to strengthen the national and local healthcare systems.  PIH and its partners pioneered the development of OpenMRS, an open source electronic medical record system which is currently being implemented nationally by the Rwandan Government.  PIH/IMB and MOH development teams develop and support the electronic medical record system in use in over 250 health centers, with patient records supporting care for HIV, TB, non-communicable disease, primary care, antenatal care, and oncology.
General Responsibilities:  
This position is seconded to the Rwandan Ministry of Health (EMR) development team.  As part of the EMR team, the business analyst is responsible for analyzing the information needs of various health facility and MOH stakeholders, translating those needs into information system workflows, and documenting the system requirements for ongoing EMR software development.  A key component of this position will be to provide capacity building in business analysis for a member of the MOH development team.
Specific Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with health facility clinicians and administrators, program managers, and other stakeholders to identify and gather requirements for data collection, reporting, and use
  • Document system and functional requirements for the EMR and create specifications to guide OpenMRS software development 
  • Identify, analyze, and document clinical and administrative workflows within health facilities and ensure system development supports and enhances workflows
  • Support activities around use case development, test case planning, and execution of testing
  • Work closely with OpenMRS developers to ensure system and business requirements are clearly documented and understood during the design, development, testing and deployment phases of a project
  • Provide mentoring and capacity building related to business analysis to a designated member of the MOH team 
  • 3-5 years of work experience in business analysis including some experience in a health care setting 
  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, medical informatics, or a related field
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of the software application development life cycle and release process
  • Experience with OpenMRS and medical practice management would be asset
  • Well-developed analytical skills and written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Collaborative problem-solver, willing to take individual responsibility as well as comfortable in a team environment
  • Able to work effectively with people from a variety of educational, professional, and cultural backgrounds
  • Strong interest in social justice, healthcare, and international development
  • Comfortable living in resource-poor settings
  • French and/or Kinyarwanda language skills an asset

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