• Health Equity Senior Analyst

    Beth Israel Lahey Health Boston, MA 02133

    Job #2389624822

  • When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you're making a difference in people's lives.

    Job Type:

    Regular

    Scheduled Hours:

    20

    Work Shift:

    Day (United States of America)

    Under the general supervision of the VP Health Equity and the Medical Director of Health Equity, the Health Equity Senior Analyst is responsible for leading, developing, and implementing program evaluation (including pre- and post-intervention analysis) in support of the BCBS Health Equity/Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) grant. The Senior Analyst will also support and collaborate with the BILHPN analytics, Hospital Quality, and other business units on the development of health equity dashboards and visualizations.

    The Senior Analyst will develop a robust program evaluation framework that will allow BILH to assess the value of its clinical interventions: local practice interventions that are informed by local context, with supportive central administrative and analytical services. The program evaluation will determine whether the interventions improved primary outcomes and investigate their effect on other health quality measures, e.g., hospitalizations, readmissions, and unnecessary ED visits. The program evaluation will also assess clinical benefit to high-risk patient populations, impact on achieving health equity, and total return on investment to the health system. This would include analyzing population health measures such as reduction in total cost of care, through avoidable admissions and readmissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions like diabetes, hypertension. The Senior Analyst will leverage both claims and clinical data to evaluate total population (all diabetic risk patients), focus population (focus practices), and intervention populations. The Senior Analyst will continuously monitor measure performance and adjust measurement as necessary to appropriately assess progress.

    In addition to implementing the program evaluation framework, the Senior Analyst will advise the BILH DEI Office and BILHPN on the development of health equity dashboards. These dashboards include, at minimum, ambulatory and readmissions dashboards available at the BILH (system) and practice/risk unit level. The Senior Analyst will also advise on other health equity related data needs (e.g., measure stratification by REaL data, geo-mapping, etc.), as appropriate.

    The Senior Analyst uses knowledge of statistics to analyze quantitative and qualitative data from medical/pharmacy claim and EHR related information to develop and implement a program evaluation framework for the grant's interventions. The Senior Analyst also supports the leadership team by making well-informed decisions about performance improvements of the grant interventions. The Senior Analyst handles any data with confidentiality especially around PHI and sensitive information.

    This position is funded for a one-year contract.

    Job Description:

    Primary Responsibilities :

    1. Lead data analytics to support program evaluation for BCBS grant

    2. Collaborate with BILHPN data team to design, implement, and evaluate quality metrics stratified by race/ethnicity and socio-economic status

    3. Co-lead stakeholder engagement workshops for health equity dashboards/visualizations

    4. Lead development of bi-directional quality dashboards for Health Equity

    5. Collaborate with VP, Health Equity in quality reporting of health equity measures to key stakeholders

    6. Support other analytical needs of the BCBS Health Equity Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Grant, as necessary.

    7. Support related analytical priorities to advance workforce, supplier and community DEI efforts.

    8. Present program evaluation framework and regular progress reports to BILH and BILHPN leadership.

    9. Manipulate data to perform statistical analyses that result in concise findings and recommendations on next steps.

    10. Perform own quality checks on performed analyses and utilize internal benchmarks to verify the results.

    11. Collaborate with others to identify, understand and promote opportunities to analyze data more efficiently and accurately, and improve data integrity.

    12. Use visualization tools to display data for key stakeholders.

    13. Work independently and handle multiple projects simultaneously with little supervision.

    Competencies:

    1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

    2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

    3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

    4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

    5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

    6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

    7. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

    8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

    Education: Master's degree or higher in either healthcare administration, computer science, business, economics, mathematics, statistics, public policy, public health, or biostatistics preferred.

    Licensure, Certification & Registration: n/a

    Experience : A minimum of 5-8 years of analytical or research experience is required, preferably in a healthcare setting. Experience leading program evaluations, with a health equity perspective is preferred. Statistics experience preferred.

    Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, project management skills, computer skills, and database skills.

    • Strong problem solving abilities and analytical skills to ensure end-user needs are met.

    • Possesses good organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize daily assignments to ensure smooth work flow.

    • Advanced MS Excel skills and data visualization such as Tableau or MS Excel geo-mapping.

    • In-depth knowledge of public health, social determinants of health, structural racism and other systemic barriers that contribute to health inequities and experience embedding equity into policies and procedures.

    FLSA Status:

    Exempt

    As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (~~~) about this requirement.

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