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Job Title: Healthcare Data Research Analyst
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Organization: Georgia Hospital Association
Posted: 6/26/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Biostatistics
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Marietta,  GA    USA
Position Description: SUMMARY: The Healthcare Data Research Analyst will manage the daily activities associated with the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) data requirements specifically as it relates to data manipulation, statistics, and analytical modeling to improve hospital operations, patient safety and financial performance. Sources for analysis include but are not limited to hospital demographic data through GHA’s customer relationship management software, health discharge data submitted through Georgia Discharge Data System (GDDS), hospital quality data such as the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), financial data through Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS) and others. The Healthcare Data Research Analyst will provide technical or statistical support for GHA as required summarizing data into quality, financial, utilization and/or operational indicators. The Healthcare Data Research Analyst will demonstrate subject matter expertise through participation or leading work groups for projects of moderate complexity or specific project components within larger projects as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Develop a strong understanding of GHA’s data resources and business operations to identify opportunities for analysis and interpretation.

• Demonstrate a mastery of healthcare terminology in report development and interpretations.

• Provide statistical and technical support for analysis of hospital data by designing, developing and maintaining reports for use by GHA and member hospitals using individual or combinations of data sources including membership data, GDDS, hospital quality or financial indicators.

• Develop and maintain business report requests that support internal and external customers appropriate reporting tools.

• Utilize appropriate and available data sets to creatively summarize analytical results—via charts, graphs, tables, etc.—in ways that are easily understood and presentable for Hospital or other external reports.

• Identify, examine and verify result discrepancies between expected and actual results, and provide technical or statistical support.

• Proactively identify problems with data sets or reports; formulate and implement solutions.

• Contribute to the development of designs, methodologies, analytical plans, and data collection instruments for assigned projects. Offer unique approaches and strategies for the analysis of quality measurement and research data.

• Develop business requirements for projects with a focus on documentation and process automation. Translate business or clinical logic into technical specifications to develop policies and procedures necessary for implementation and project success.

• Serve as a content expert and provide statistical support for various projects.

• Develop detailed project work plans to implement and operationalize project components according to parameters set by project leader. Create project process template/flow chart, plan activities, develop strategies and design tools for collection and analysis of data, and assure documentation of findings.

• Assist with the proper dissemination of findings through available communication channels and preparation of materials for group presentations, conferences, and publications.

• Actively contribute to the successful achievement of GHA objectives through effective team involvement and proactive communication and collaboration.

• Provide technical phone or in person consultation to member hospitals in understanding of reports, performance measures, and data

Qualifications: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from national or regionally recognized accredited program with course work relating to biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, health services research or a related healthcare field. Master’s degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Individual must possess 3-5 years’ experience in a healthcare-related environment with roles requiring emphasis on project management, research methods, data analysis; data report preparation and PC-based statistical applications. Individual must possess strong understanding of all facets of BI tools with experience producing analytical reports using relational applications. Additionally, knowledge of many advanced analytical techniques and strong proficiency with statistical software packages, such as MS Excel, MS Access, and MS SQL is required. Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as innovative and critical thinking are essential.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL: This position requires the ability to learn about and analyze a broad range of subjects, many of which are technical in nature; competency in using many computer software packages (IBM Cognos 10, MS Access, MS Excel, and MS SQL) is required. Skills and experience in survey development; database management are also required. Additionally, effective interpersonal skills to coordinate and work with other professionals both inside and outside the organization are required.

Organization Description: GHA is a nonprofit trade association made up of member health systems, hospitals and individuals in administrative and decision-making positions within those institutions. Founded in 1929, GHA serves more than 179 hospitals in Georgia. Its purpose is to promote the health and welfare of the public through the development of better hospital care for all of Georgia's citizens. GHA members are committed to improving institutional health care services and, in turn, patient care. The association provides information and education on issues ranging from access to health care and clinical care updates, to effective hospital management and compliance with high-level accreditation standards. From its headquarters near Atlanta, GHA represents its members to Congress and the General Assembly and before federal and state regulatory agencies. GHA is an allied member of the American Hospital Association. Click here to view GHA's official marketing brochure which outlines the association's services and activities.

Closing Date: 9/26/2017
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Contact Name: Carolyn Gurney,  Healthcare Data Research Analyst
Contact Location: 1675 Terrell Mill Road

Marietta   GA  30067
United States
Contact Location: 1675 Terrell Mill Road
  Marietta   GA  30067
  United States
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How to Apply: By email

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