• Interface Engineer (Healthcare / HL7) - Remote

    Location US-MI-Ann Arbor | US
    # Positions
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  • Overview

    Altarum is pleased to announce an opening for an Interface Engineer. The Interface Engineer will be responsible for working with EHRs and laboratory systems on interface development with Michigan public health systems.  Altarum is a mid-sized, nonprofit government contractor focused on advancing public health and improving healthcare delivery.  We work for federal, state, philanthropic and commercial clients. 


    This position may be a remote hire, and allow the engineer to work FT from home. Altarum develops and promote best practices in the application of information technology to health and health care. Applying systems research principles and analytic objectivity, we work to increase access to health information; improve the organization and usability of health information; and develop new knowledge from health information. We work to achieve these goals by addressing all aspects of information technology —policy and planning efforts, system design and development, information exchange, and the management and evaluation of specific information technology and strategies.


    • Interface Development
    • Work with EHRs and laboratory systems on interface development with public health systems
    • Create use case specific implementation guides in accordance with HL7 standards including FHIR
    • Design and develop Rhapsody routes for message and CDA validation and processing
    • Monitor existing production messaging systems.
    • Work with health information exchanges to bring data into Michigan public health systems.
    • Maintain and enhance several Michigan Public Health Interfaces. This includes: Requirements gathering, System design, Implementation, Testing, and Maintenance


    • Preferred candidate with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline.
    • Three or more years of relevant experience.
    • In-depth experience with Health Level Seven (HL7) standards
    • Hands-on technical experience with XML, J2EE, JavaScript, JDO, JSON, JavaFX, XML, Oracle PostgresSQL, SQL, and Jasper  
    • Experience with the Orion Rhapsody Interface Engine. 
    • Candidates should be interested in all areas of interface development, and demonstrate a willingness to learn new technologies.


    Altarum Institute (Altarum) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Altarum serves the public good by solving complex systems problems to improve human health. Altarum creates and implements solutions to advance health among vulnerable and publicly-insured populations. Public sector clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and various state agencies nationwide. Altarum also serves clients in the philanthropic and private sectors. Areas of expertise include health data and analytics; value-based care; public health systems design, development and information exchange; behavioral health and substance use disorders; childhood and adolescent health; medical education; food and nutrition; consumer engagement; elder care; health disparities and equity; and military and veterans’ health.

    Altarum's dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamwork. In addition to the meaningful and challenging work, Altarum offers an outstanding benefits program that includes paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401k (5% employer contribution), a flexible work environment, and much more. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us. 

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.


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