Healthcare Data Analyst

Date Posted: May 15, 2024

  • Job Structure Remote
  • Job Location Knoxville, TN

Job Description

Job Summary: As a Healthcare Data Analyst, you will play a vital role in transforming healthcare data into actionable insights to improve patient outcomes, optimize operational efficiency, and support strategic decision-making. Working with large datasets from various sources, including electronic health records (EHR), claims data, and clinical trials, you will analyze trends, identify patterns, and generate reports that inform healthcare policies, interventions, and quality improvement initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  1. Data Collection and Cleaning: Collect, clean, and preprocess healthcare data from disparate sources to ensure accuracy, completeness, and consistency.
  2. Data Analysis: Conduct statistical analysis, data mining, and predictive modeling to identify trends, patterns, and correlations in healthcare data.
  3. Performance Metrics: Develop and implement performance metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure healthcare outcomes, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiency.
  4. Quality Improvement: Analyze healthcare processes and workflows to identify opportunities for quality improvement, cost reduction, and resource optimization.
  5. Clinical Research: Support clinical research projects by analyzing clinical trial data, patient demographics, and treatment outcomes to inform research findings and publications.
  6. Reporting: Generate and distribute regular reports, dashboards, and visualizations to communicate insights and findings to stakeholders, including healthcare providers, administrators, and policymakers.
  7. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with healthcare regulations, privacy laws, and industry standards in the handling and analysis of healthcare data.
  8. Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including healthcare providers, data scientists, IT professionals, and business analysts, to integrate data analytics into healthcare processes and decision-making.
  9. Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on healthcare trends, technologies, and best practices in data analytics to enhance analytical capabilities and drive innovation in healthcare delivery.
  10. Training and Education: Provide training and support to healthcare professionals on data analysis tools, techniques, and methodologies to build data literacy and promote evidence-based practice.

Requirements:

  1. Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Data Science, Health Informatics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or a related field.
  2. Experience: Proven experience (ideally 2+ years) in healthcare data analysis, preferably in a clinical or research setting.
  3. Technical Skills:
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis software such as R, Python, SAS, or SPSS.
    • Experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI, or matplotlib.
    • Knowledge of database query languages (e.g., SQL) and data manipulation techniques.
  1. Healthcare Knowledge: Understanding of healthcare systems, clinical terminology, and regulatory requirements (e.g., HIPAA, HITECH).
  2. Analytical Abilities: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret complex healthcare data and extract actionable insights.
  3. Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders effectively.
  4. Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams and contribute to the achievement of team goals.
  5. Attention to Detail: Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data analysis and reporting.
  6. Ethical Considerations: Commitment to ethical standards and patient privacy in the handling and analysis of healthcare data.
  7. Adaptability: Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies, methodologies, and healthcare domains.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement in healthcare analytics
  • Impactful work contributing to improved patient outcomes and healthcare delivery
  • A dynamic and collaborative work environment with opportunities for innovation

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