Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
This recruitment will be used to fill two positions.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's.
UW Medicine Finance - Population Health Analytics has an outstanding opportunity for a Population Health Analyst. This individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining healthcare quality metrics and population analytics for the UW Medicine Health System, primarily focused on ambulatory services. This position provides analyses for a variety of clinical quality programs including Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA), 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.
This position creates regular quality measure reports along with other ad-hoc analyses (inpatient and outpatient) for the UW Medicine Healthcare system. This analyst will provide internal consulting services and technical/subject matter expertise in regards to healthcare quality metrics and population health analytics to help UW Medicine provide the highest quality healthcare to patients in the most efficient manner.
The Population Health Analytics department produces a wide range of data and information related to UW Medicine, from high-level quality measure results to reports by hospital, clinic and physician, to patient-specific interventions. The Population Health Analyst is responsible for writing programming (currently via SQL) within a data warehouse environment, and providing output via a variety of tools and methods. 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 requires the ability to read, understand and write programming logic based upon quality measure specifications including NCQA/HEDIS, NQF, CMS, MACRA/GPRO, and others along with creating definitions and specifications where they do not exist.
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 team environment
Ability to logically think through problems and solutions
Effective project management skills; capability of juggling multiple projects and deadlines
Applications: SQL, McKesson's Explorer (Spotfire), Caradigm (Amalga), EHRs (EPIC, Cerner), SAP 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.
Data programming and analytics for UW Medicine - Work with physician and system leadership and clinicians for analyses on population health, including quality measure results for a variety of programs (e.g. accountable care contracts, internal quality, MACRA), creation of tools for understanding primary care populations and potential needs for care, and other ad hoc analyses. Identify, recommend and provide reports; coordinate with cross-functional teams in the pursuit of establishing a set process and criteria for measuring for internal/external/customer dashboards, reporting and other analytical needs. The Population Health Analyst will be critical in ensuring the established requirements are met and that coordination of timely reporting is completed. The Analyst will program new and existing quality metrics as well as upcoming changes to the quality programs covering all entities within UW Medicine. This position will work with the Population Health Analytics team in compiling UW Medicine system analyses covering all entities, including the four medical centers (Harborview, Northwest Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center, and Valley Medical Center), the primary care departments, specialty care departments as well as the other organizations within the UW Medicine organization. The team also compiles reports across the full UW Medicine Accountable Care Network.
Research and Documentation - Analyst will lead the development of requirements, criteria and documentation to meet compliance, regulatory, contractual and departmental needs. This documentation is critical to successfully creating a valid, reliable and sustainable process for delivering results.
Meetings & Communication - Analyst will be responsible for guiding discussion and reaching consensus on technical programming specifications, and documenting the decisions and policies agreed upon at meetings to support the analyses. Analyst also will prepare presentations and may be responsible for delivering the results to a wide variety of audiences as appropriate.
Cross-train with other Analysts to support large-scale healthcare analysis projects as needed. Projects may be based within one clinic, one hospital, one entity, or across the UW Medicine health system. Perform other related duties as needed.
Bachelor's degree in an aligned discipline in healthcare, analytics, programming, computer sciences, mathematics, statistics, or associated discipline.
Four to five years of experience in healthcare programming and analytics (ideally quality), experience with EHR (ideally EPIC or Cerner).
Experience with programming languages (ideally SQL), healthcare analysis tools (including but not limited to McKesson healthcare suite, Cerner, EPIC, Cardigm (Amalga), 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.
Strong independent propensity toward investigation and pursuit of understanding present state and future state; self-determination.
Industry knowledge on quality metrics (e.g., PQRS, MACRA, HEDIS, NQF, or other quality metrics for inpatient or outpatient settings). Conversant with medical coding, including ICD-9, ICD-10, MSDRG, APC, HCPC, and other grouping logic used by CMS or health payors.
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.
Desired: Master's degree preferred. Amiable people skills with ability to understand and deal with a technical, professional, and clinical workforce.
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 undergra...duate 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.