UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.
The Population Health Analytics team provides analyses and tools that support patient care and helps to improve patient outcomes, including but not limited to quality measure results, utilization of services, adherence to care pathways, and quality improvement projects.
The POPULATION HEALTH ANALYST is responsible for writing programming (currently via SQL) within a data warehouse environment, producing valid and reliable datasets, providing output via a variety of tools and methods, and working with clinicians to discern patterns and meaning from the data. This position works as part of a growing Population Health team that depends upon collaboration with leadership, clinical staff, hospital quality teams, Finance, department teammates and others.
This position creates and maintains regular healthcare quality measure reports and dashboards along with other ad-hoc analyses (inpatient and outpatient) for a variety of clinical quality programs including Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Medicare quality reporting, internal performance measurement, grant support, and direct clinical programs. The successful candidate will work with physician and system leadership, medical directors and clinicians to provide information related to the health of the populations seeking care from UW Medicine. The analyst will provide internal consulting services and technical/subject matter expertise in regard to healthcare quality metrics and population health analytics to help UW Medicine provide the highest quality healthcare to patients in the most efficient manner. This position also requires the ability to read, understand and write programming logic based upon quality measure specifications including NCQA/HEDIS, NQF, CMS, MACRA others along with creating definitions and specifications where they do not exist.
Applications: SQL, Tableau, McKesson’s Explorer (Spotfire), Electronic Health Records (e.g. EPIC), Business Objects, McKesson Healthcare Analytics programs (Performance Manager, Business Insight), Microsoft SQL Server products (SSMS, SSIS, SSRS), MS EXCEL, ACCESS and/or other database or statistical tools and systems as needed.
•Bachelor's degree in an aligned discipline in healthcare, analytics, programming, computer sciences, mathematics, statistics, or associated discipline. •Experience in healthcare programming and analytics (ideally quality), experience with EHR (ideally EPIC). •Experience with programming languages (ideally SQL), BI tools, and visual display tools (e.g., Spotfire, Tableau). •Demonstrated ability to use and research appropriate algebraic, applied mathematical, statistical, and complex reasoning skills required for analytic work. •Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, understands input and feedback as an opportunity to improve the work and has the curiosity and propensity to research and pursue the best outcomes. •Industry knowledge on quality metrics (e.g. eCQMs, MACRA, HEDIS, NQF, or other quality metrics for inpatient or outpatient settings). Conversant with medical coding, including ICD-10, CPT, MSDRG, APC, HCPCS, and other grouping logic used in the industry. •Understanding of medical terminology including clinical terms, language, coding, and basic healthcare clinical terminology. •An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
Master's degree preferred. Amiable people skills with ability to understand and deal with a technical, professional, and clinical workforce.
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes: •Keen attention to detail especially when it comes to integrity of data •Ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders (e.g. physicians, IT, analysts, etc.) •Work collaboratively in a team environment •Ability to logically think through problems and solutions •Effective project management skills; capability of juggling multiple projects and deadlines
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.