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OverviewThe Evaluation and Research Unit, a unique unit that spans academic research in the Mongan Institute and operational functions within Partners Health Care, is seeking a senior healthcare research and evaluation data analyst. The Evaluation and Research Unit is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of implementing and delivering health care delivery transformations that aim to improve care quality and value for the community of patients Partners serves. We are seeking a senior healthcare data analyst to work within the Mongan Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (www.Monganinstitute.org) in conjunction with Partners Healthcare operations to facilitate rapid embedded research and evaluation within the Partners Healthcare system. The Senior Healthcare Research and Evaluation Data Analyst will be situated at the Mongan Institute and work with academic researchers and fellow analysts, as well as clinical and operational professionals to design and conduct embedded research projects and evaluations of health care delivery transformations within the Partners Healthcare network. This position will support analyses that will span academic research and operations including directly inform operational decisions and quality improvement by Partners Healthcare leadership, while also facilitating and supporting access and analytics for academic researchers using administrative claims data, data from electronic medical records (Epic), and programmatic data housed within the Partners data warehouse.
Partners HealthCare is an integrated delivery system consisting of approximately 1000 primary care physicians; 5 acute care hospitals including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital; and specialty hospitals, including Spaulding, Dana Farber and McLean. Since 2012, Partners HealthCare has supported numerous population health care delivery innovations, including patient centered medical home transformation, high risk care management, behavioral health integration in primary care, enhanced substance use care, identification and support of patients with health-related social needs, mobile observation visits, and home hospitalization. https://populationhealth.partners.org/
Principal Duties and Responsibilities Reporting to the Director of Evaluation and Research within IERA in consultation with the Director of the Mongan Institute, the Senior Healthcare Research and Evaluation Data Analyst will play a key role in evaluating a wide range of health care delivery transformations implemented across the Partners network. These evaluations will be used to inform leadership decisions and to produce generalizable, publishable findings on healthcare transformation initiatives. The Senior Healthcare Research and Evaluation Data Analyst will work collaboratively with health policy / health services /clinical investigators, Partners operational and clinical leaders, and members of Partners Data and Analytics Organization as needed. The Senior Healthcare Data Analyst will join a team of three data analysts, and a project coordinator. Biostatistical support and consultation is available from a designated senior Harvard Medical School faculty member as well as researchers within the Mongan Institute.
The Senior Healthcare Data Analyst is responsible for translating evaluation questions into analytic plans, constructing analytic datasets by extracting raw data (including claims data) from the Partners electronic data warehouse and other sources as necessary, producing appropriate data summaries, and conducting valid data comparisons and statistical tests. The analyst will work directly with implementation teams to appropriately identify intervention and comparison cohorts, and will collaborate with other analysts on the team and within the Data and Analytics Organization to construct valid measures and ensure appropriate use of the data within the Warehouse. The analyst will also work closely with research and clinical experts to facilitate and support access and analytics for academic researchers using administrative claims data, data from electronic medical records (Epic), and programmatic data housed within the Partners data warehouse. The analyst will be also be responsible for communicating evaluation findings to leadership and to the health policy community at large. The successful candidate will have experience with navigating and extracting raw data and experience working with claims data.
Good candidates for this position will have experience conducting observational data analyses, experience using large data. The ideal candidate has both strong analytic / methodological skills and communication skills, and experience working with health care and claims data.
Qualifications BS/BA required, Masters in Biostatistics, Math, Computer Science or epidemiology preferred * Three to Five years of experience as a data analyst / epidemiologist
Skills Required General Skills - Practical problem-solving abilities, i.e. the ability to formulate hypotheses, test options and move forward in a fast-paced environment. - Strong analytic and data management skills - Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills - Ability to work both independently and as part of a team essential - Ability to work well with individuals at all levels within the institution - Ability to appropriately scope and execute evaluation and analysis work
Technical Skills - Biostatistics / Epidemiology background with advanced knowledge of statistical testing and multivariate modeling required - Strong programming skills in SAS, willing to learn other programming languages as necessary - Relational database experience (SQL server, MS Access, and/or Oracle)
EEO Statement Partners HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer & by embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. Partners Healthcare System Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Internal Number: 3120518-1435_1593673243
About MGH Institute of Health Professions
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate school in Boston that is a member of Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).