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GENERAL SUMMARY / OVERVIEW: The Data Analyst in Cardiovascular Medicine is responsible for the collection, validation, organization, and analysis of healthcare data from multiple sources and interprets the output as charts, graphs, tables, dashboards and correlations with the purpose of helping CVD leadership to drive strategic decision-making, support business intelligence and quality improvement initiatives. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is composed of nearly 500 members including faculty, staff, and research and clinical fellows. The clinical operation has over 46,000 ambulatory visits, over 5,000 discharges and ATOs, performs approximately 8,000 invasive procedures, and produces over $50,000,000 in professional annual charges. The data analyst will be an integral part of the CVD administrative team reporting to the Director of Cardiovascular Medicine. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collect, analyze and interpret healthcare data (ambulatory, inpatient, billing, etc); coordinate with appropriate team member(s) to develop quality of care measurements and tools. Manage data collection processes. Identify trends and patterns of practice. Evaluate the quality of data submitted by health care providers and other entities utilizing database management tools (e.g. Excel, Access, Pivot Tables, Sequel) Communicate results of data quality analyses to data submitters. Collaborate with data submitters to resolve data quality issues. Prepare analytic reports and evaluate results of healthcare quality analysis Develops and implements data collection systems and other strategies that optimize data quality. Acquires data from primary or secondary data sources and maintains databases/data systems in an accurate and timely fashion. Filters and cleans data, and reviews computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems. Organize databases, transform, prepare/transform data for subsequent data processing, statistical analysis and display. Develop data solutions that can be made reusable, automated and standardized for data management and report generation. Draft, finalize and implement relevant programming guidelines, SOPs, data dictionaries and documentation. Write, proofread and/or edit documents related to data management and statistics, including but not limited to the CRF, data management plan, statistical analysis plan, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes. Works closely with management to prioritize information and business intelligence needs. Locates and defines new process improvement opportunities. Works with leaders and stakeholders in business areas in defining scope, approach, resource requirements, timing and deliverables. Performs other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications Bachelor s degree required. Preferred degree in mathematics, computer science, health sciences, healthcare informatics, information systems, statistics, or business preferred from an accredited college. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications skills required. Experience with analytics display tools such as Tableau or Qlik would be an advantage.
SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES: Excellent oral, written communication and problem solving skills required. Strong ability to work independently and within team setting to achieve outcomes A general understanding of managed care organizations, healthcare financial analysis, governmental reimbursement methodologies, health care plan design, and medical claims payment process is preferred, but not required. Excellent quantitative, analytical, database management (Access) and spreadsheet (Excel) utilization skills required with strong orientation to detail.Experience with analytics reporting and data interpretation/presentation in healthcare or actuarial environment. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy. Proficient knowledge of SQL. Experience with extracting data and reports from at least one electronic health record system, preferably EPIC, POLAR and Insight would be preferred but not essential. Knowledge of database design. Advanced Excel skills including the use of conditional formatting, formulas, pivot tables and charts. Ability to effectively present information to leadership and respond to inquiries. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret health care journals, IS manuals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations with only limited standardization. Associated topics: data administrator, data manager, data scientist, data warehouse, database, database administrator, etl, sql, sybase, teradata
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