Population Health Data Analyst

York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 62503

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Director-Population Health Analytics, provides advanced process and clinical data and consulting services and support for clinical analysis functions throughout the System; service line and entity leadership support is a priority. Acquires, manages, analyzes, interprets and transforms data into accurate, consistent and timely information. Balances the strategic vision of Population Health Services with day-to-day details. Exhibits broad organizational knowledge and the ability to communicate with individuals and groups, both internal and external. Responsible for creating actionable information based on clinical and financial performance measurements in order to support the deployment of innovative care management programs, provide resources to promote optimal health and manage relationships with payers.


Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Assists in the development and maintenance of the data architecture and model to provide a foundation for database design that supports Population Health Services’ needs.
  2. Formulates validation strategies and methods to ensure accurate and reliable data.
  3. Works with customer to define informatics and reporting requirements.
  4. Integrates data from internal and external sources in order to provide data for analysis and/or reporting.
  5. Provides expert system-wide support for various Population Health Services analytic applications (e.g., Quality Advisor, Verisk, FACTS and similar systems).
  6. Analyzes health data using appropriate testing methods to generate findings for interpretations.
  7. Interprets analytical findings by formulating recommendations for clinical, financial and operational processes.
  8. Validates results through qualitative and quantitative analyses to confirm findings.
  9. Designs metrics and criteria to meet the end users’ needs through the collection and interpretation of data.
  10. Extrapolates and interprets data, performs statistical analysis, forecasting and trending and produces reports, including the development of professional-level graphs and charts
  11. Generates routine and ad-hoc reports using internal and external data sources to complete data requests.
  12. Presents information in a concise user-friendly format by determining target audience needs to support decision processes.
  13. Provides recommendations based on analytical results to improve business processes or outcomes.
  14. Consults with, and advises Knowledge Management team, Data Warehouse team and other stakeholders concerning the accuracy of data and efficiency of processes.

NonEssential Accountabilities:

  1. Attends meetings as required.
  2. Performs other related duties as identified.

Common Expectations:

  1. Maintains professional growth and development.
  2. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.


  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 - 5 years
    • Min Field Of ExpertiseHealthcare Informatics, Computer Science, Nursing, Health Information Management
    • Pref. Cert/RegistrationRegistered Health Information Administrator (RHIA); Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA); Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Preferred EducationMaster’s Degree
  • Physical Demands:
    • Mostly sedentary work
  • Skills:
    • OtherExcellent teamwork/communication skills; knowledge of appropriate tools & methodologies; SQL writing experience; Experience in interactive analysis for multi-dimensional views of data; Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel to analyze data and report results using pivot tables, charts and graphs
    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)