University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Senior Associate, Health Data Analytics

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Boston
    Job Location 3 weeks ago(4/30/2018 11:21 AM)
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  • Overview


    Under the general direction of a Principal at the Center for Health Law and Economics (CHLE), the Senior Associate will lead policy and program development projects that aim to improve access to and quality of health care.  The Senior Associate will provide expert consultation, analysis, writing, and complex project leadership for programmatic and policy initiatives requested by CHLE’s clients. The Senior Associate will also supervise Policy Associates, Project Managers, and Policy Analysts and participate in the strategic development of the Center for Health Law and Economics.    



    The Senior Associate will provide CHLE clients with expertise in building, managing and analyzing large datasets including All Payer Claims Datasets, Medicaid claims, eligibility/membership, and financial datasets. The Senior Associate will lead complex health data analytics and data management projects that aim to support health care system improvement.



    • Provide consulting services on health care system improvement to public agencies and non-profit organizations.
    • Provide CHLE clients with expertise in areas such as:  developing health policy, structuring  new legal and financial frameworks, identifying opportunities and requirements under federal health reform, developing new payment systems, and implementing new programs
    • Lead  multiple, complex projects and supervise project teams including CHLE Associates   and Policy or Research Analysts, subject matter experts from other CWM centers, consultants, and client staff
    • Develop major written deliverables for clients, relating to client policy initiatives
    • Develop project proposals, workplans, analytic plans, timelines, and budgets to meet clients’ needs
    • May advise CHLE and other business units within Commonwealth Medicine regarding Medicaid and other public benefit programs related to health coverage and the import of related state and federal reforms and initiatives
    • Conduct complex policy analyses using financial, economic, statistical, demographic and clinical data
    • Draft presentations, policy recommendations, issues briefs, and reports
    • Present data, analysis and policy recommendations, orally and in writing, in both formal and informal settings, including in large public meetings
    • Communicate frequently with clients to ensure work products meet clients’ needs
    • Review and analyze potential policy, revenue or research projects and business opportunities in areas of subject matter expertise
    • Review team members’ work products to ensure that they are thorough, accurate and timely
    • Monitor changing federal, national, and state industry indicators
    • Build and sustain strong client satisfaction, monitor client relationships and lead any necessary resolution of identified client issues
    • Perform state policy and client agency trend analysis to inform and support CWM executive planning and strategy
    • Provide subject matter advice and expertise and analysis in support of top priority projects in other Centers within CWM, as assigned
    • Contribute to the development of best practices within the Center.
    • Provide relevant training and support the professional development of Associates, Staff Assistants and Policy or Research  Analysts
    • Represent CHLE at meetings, forums, contract negotiations and conferences



    • Master’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g. public policy, public health, health economics or financing, public or business administration with a concentration in health care).
    • 8 years of related professional experience in health policy, health economics or related field.
    • Deep knowledge of the health care delivery system, health care payment methods, public payers, and current health care policy issues.
    • Knowledge of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid .
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytic skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to present complex data, analyses and information in easily understood formats.
    • Demonstrated ability to use governmental website research tools to find relevant policy and state and federal regulations and explain findings to clients.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage numerous projects and project teams simultaneously and meet deadlines.
    • Demonstrated experience in computer-based tools, including spreadsheets, database management, word processing, and presentation software.
    • Experience in supervision and demonstrated ability to manage and motivate staff.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain harmonious working relationships with others at all levels of responsibility.




    Additional Information



    • For this position, graduate degree may be in a related discipline such as health information technology, computer science, information science, public or business administration with a concentration in health information.
    • 8 years of related professional experience in health information technology, data analytics, data management, data policy, or related field.
    • Deep knowledge of health care claims data structures and analysis, data privacy, data security, and current health care data policy issues.
    • Demonstrated experience analyzing publicly available administrative claims, eligibility/membership, and financial datasets.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement quality assurance protocols for data intake and analysis products.
    • Demonstrated experience in computer-based tools, including database management software (such as SQL and Oracle), statistical software (such as SAS), spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation software.
    • Familiarity with the Massachusetts health care system, including recent health reform legislation, MassHealth and other coverage programs, health care payment methods, and major private insurers and health care providers.
    • Working relationships with information officers and data analytics staff of Massachusetts state agencies, health care providers, and third party payers.
    • Experience as lead respondent to RFP or leading procurements for a state agency or foundation.
    • Experience chairing or facilitating large public meetings.
    • Excellence in work performance, as evidenced by letters of reference, performance awards, or similar indicators.



    Under the general direction of the Principal, or designee.



    Assigned staff.



    Usual office environment




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