University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sr Healthcare Data Analyst

Job Location US-MA-North Quincy
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/16/2017 5:41 PM)
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Under the general direction of Clinical Analytics or designee, the Sr. Healthcare Data Analyst needs to be insightful, detail-oriented professional with excellent analytical skills who is able to apply that skill set to data analysis, data mining and data management within a medically-oriented, dynamic analytic team.



  • Conduct advanced data mining as required by the program.
  • Leads analyses and produces standard reports using healthcare claims data which support the development, implementation, and monitoring of various MassHealth programs.
  • Manipulates and builds large datasets from claims and encounter data to support analyses through use of efficient SAS/SQL code
  • Utilizes strong analytic consulting skills, and a customer service focus in order to design and deliver analytic projects to client specifications
  • Assists in the use of qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques
  • Utilize and create testing measures to analyze large amounts of data
  • Create algorithms to test and analyze multiple, large databases
  • Develop analyses and present information using various tools including SAS, Business Objects, SQL and Cognos and MS Office.
  • Independently identify and report data patterns and abnormalities
  • Provide analysis of key metrics and data trends.
  • Demonstrate exceptional analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Test, track and monitor data for quality, integrity and trend analysis
  • Merge multiple databases and data sources to produce answers to complex business questions
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and delivers quality work products
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare, health business administration, public health, public policy, statistics or similar discipline; or equivalent.
  • 5 years related or equivalent experience with proficiency in Medical Claims Analysis, Financial Data Analysis, and/or Transaction-Based Data Analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of data mining software tools such as SAS, SQL, BO, Cognos or similar
  • Advanced SAS/SQL programming skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to merge multiple databases and data sources to produce answers to complex business questions
  • Familiarity with coding systems (i.e., CPT, ICD9, ICD10) and hospital billing systems (DRGs).
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity, takes initiative and focuses on continuous improvement
  • Ability to learn quickly and multi-task in a fast-paced, work environment
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English in a clear, professional manner
  • Ability to travel between locations

Additional Information


  • Master’s degree in a public policy, public administration, economics, health care administration, epidemiology, statistics, or a related field.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Previous work experience managing or mentoring junior analysts.



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