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HealthCare Information Analyst I, Baltimore, Maryland

CategoryHealth Care General
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
What You Will Do:

General Summary

Under general supervision compiles and analyzes information to support effective and efficient utilization of resources and to assess in clinical quality improvement. Actively solicits customer need and information requirement from key customer groups, including medical staff, clinical operation and Quality and Safety leadership. Use large databases to develop and produce standard and ad hoc reports that support clinical resource management, quality improvement, and outcomes management.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
  • Seeks customer requirements in the development of reports that support clinical resource management, clinical practice improvement, accreditation requirements and outcomes management.
  • Meets the design requirement and produces standardized and ad-hoc reports. Documentation of steps/process so once standardized tasks can be handed off and maintained by another analyst or the data requestor.
  • Performs appropriate analyses to produce user-friendly reports to help physicians and clinical operations leadership understand practice patterns, trends in utilization, and ongoing evaluation of organizational improvements.
  • Assists physician and clinical operations leadership with design, methodological, analytical, and reporting (e.g., questionnaire design, measurement of concepts) issues relevant to clinical practice improvement initiatives.
  • Works collaboratively with the offices such as Strategic Planning, IS&T, CPPD and Finance to provide support for the ongoing requirement performance measurement in the Division of Quality and Safety.
  • Performs related duties as required.

  • Specializations

    Specialization in Clinical Analysis
  • Develops, implements and maintain reporting tools in coordination with Quality and Safety.
  • Ensures clinical data quality and integrity. Responsible for creating and maintaining all levels of documentation required to utilize, maximize, and audit clinical data.

  • Specialization in Database Administration for assigned databases
  • Responsible for daily system management functions not limited to data quality checks, processing new user requests and deactivations and general maintenance functions.
  • Responsible for the coordination with other UMMC departments to insure that data is either unaffected or modified to accommodate institutional and system changes.
  • Responsible for participating in and supplying any data needed for regulatory compliance (HIPAA).
  • Responsible for creating and generating reports.

  • What You Need to Be Successful:

    Education & Experience
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Concentration of Health Service Research, other health or informatics related field preferred.
  • One to three years of professional work experience preferred.
  • Healthcare-related background is preferred.

  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets (i.e. Microsoft Excel), databases (i.e., Microsoft Access), word processing programs (i.e., Microsoft Word), graphic/specialty and other data visualization related software programs, such as Tableau.
  • Some analytical experience and ad-hoc query writing from database applications is preferred.
  • Research skills, including conducting research using the Internet and other on-line library services.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, elementary accounting and/or statistics and demographic information preferred. General familiarity with ICD-10-CM, DRG, APR-DRG and CPT-4 coding is preferred.
  • Excellent organization and problem solving skills are required to develop and implement work processes and reports.
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines and multi-task.

  • Working Conditions
  • Weekend, shift work, holiday, on-call, and overtime may be required.
  • Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment.
  • Work requires concentrated mental/visual effort when working on personal computer/CRT terminals for extended period of time. Work involves exposure to minimal amounts of radiation from CRTs.

  • Patient Safety

    Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions and through participation in hospital, department or unit patient safety initiatives.
  • Takes action to correct observed risks to patient safety.
  • Reports adverse events and near misses to appropriate management authority.
  • Implements policies, procedure, and standards consistently in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Develops effective working relationships and maintains good communication with other team members.
  • Identifies possible risks in processes, procedures, devices and communicates the same to those in charge.

  • We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    EmployerUniversity of Maryland Medical Center