Pop Health Data Analyst-Senior

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 69867

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Director-Population Health Analytics, and as a part of the WellSpan Center for Data and Analytics (WCDA), provides expertise on highly complex system applications and advanced quantitative methodologies while working with large databases and other advanced analytical tools. Proactively identifies new opportunities for the organization to improve on, using data mining techniques with the use of SQL language, advanced scientific approaches and methods. This includes analyzing highly complex data and building complex predictive algorithms, reports and/or data repositories and other presentation materials. Develops enhanced methods of data analysis which facilitates both quality and efficiency.


Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Assists Business Intelligence within WCDA with the development and maintenance of the data architecture and data models to provide a foundation for database design that supports Population Health Services’ needs.
  2. Defines informatics, operational definitions, and reporting requirements that lead to development of data marts to meet customer needs.
  3. Formulates validation strategies and methods to ensure accurate and reliable data.
  4. Generates analyses/models that will drive WellSpan Health (WSH) to identify new opportunities and risk-factors to drive patient outcomes across the full continuum of patient care. Conducts predictive modeling and data mining.
  5. Develops a strong relationship with Business Intelligence partners in WellSpan Center for Data and Analytics (WCDA) and collaborate in several areas, including, and staying current on emerging technology related to all systems.
  6. Performs data mining with the use of SQL queries against multiple data sources.
  7. Establishes and defines processes, documentation and standards for data quality and provides expert advice to end users on data access to ensure adherence to critical operating standards of care.
  8. Partners across continuum of care and various functional areas to understand internal customer needs related to service excellence, including but not limited to, analytical, technology and automated reporting needs and determining the appropriate course of action and making recommendations in an actionable format including to senior management, to achieve desired business results.
  9. Performs analysis of highly complex customer needs. Manages and supports the identification and research of new developments and uses of current systems and applications, as well as upgraded systems and applications to meet customer needs. Products may include, but are not limited to, online applications and complex reports.
  10. Maintains optimal operation of departmental applications in partnership with IT or external software vendor, as appropriate. This may include leading the implementation, maintenance, testing and/or functional design. Coordinates activities of any third party data or research vendors to manage quality and consistent reports, always looking for enhancements.
  11. Keeps current on industry, standard and regulatory/compliance issues within assigned areas. Provides system and analytic consultation on these issues to customers.


  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.


  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 - 5 years


  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree


  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • Healthcare Informatics, Computer Science, Statistical Analysis


  • Preferred Education:
    • Master’s Degree


  • Required Certification:
    • Registration: Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA); Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)


  • Skills:
    • Excellent teamwork/communication skills; knowledge of appropriate tools & methodologies; Experience in interactive analysis for multi-dimensional views of data; Demonstrated expertise as a Population Health Analyst; Demonstrated SQL query writing skills, knowledge of data mart concepts and development of data models, Knowledge of statistical modeling tools such as SAS, SPSS, R etc.
James Kane
James Kane
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