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The Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC), housed at the University of Michigan, is seeking a detail-oriented self-starter to join the team in the role of Data Analyst. Strong analytic, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills are critical to this role.
The MVC is a statewide hospital and physician organization consortium, aiming to improve the lives of patients in Michigan through systematic advancements in quality and cost-efficiency in Michigan hospitals.
The Data Analyst gathers and analyzes data from various databases and other sources; cleans and constructs datasets; performs statistical programming; and provides technical assistance to the team. The Data Analyst will utilize medical claims datasets, among other sources, from both private and federal payers in order to assess payment variation and identify areas of opportunity for hospitals and providers.
In this position, you will work with a highly collaborative group of clinicians, policy experts, statisticians, economists, health services’ researchers, and analysts. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in data management and analysis, as well as a broad range of healthcare reimbursement and payment reform programs. In addition, you will have the opportunity to advance your skills using claims data, including characterizing episodes of care.
Candidates for this position must be driven, with an intellectual curiosity and desire to continue learning, as well as the ability to work on multiple projects at one time. This position allows for significant growth, with the opportunity to develop statistical methodologic skills and to explore innovative healthcare solutions.
Write and edit programs to clean, manage, merge, and analyze data
Extract, transform, and merge raw data from various data sources into usable forms, and construct datasets according to the specifications provided
Design, create and implement programs and templates to collect, display and analyze data for assigned projects and/or clients
Perform statistical programming utilizing SAS and a variety of other statistical software packages to summarize data and create reports and/or visual presentations
Design and prepare standard and ad hoc reports
Design and prepare summaries for statistical analysis and planning purposes
Document procedures for future reference and make recommendations for data analysis process improvements
Contribute to the strategic direction of MVC
Assist in the implementation of the BCBSM MVC Pay-for-Performance metric
Present analytic methods and new approaches to accomplishing goals internally and externally
Bachelor's degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.
3 years of experience in analyzing and interpreting process, clinical outcomes and costs of care.
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as cooperatively
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
Demonstrated proficiency working with large datasets using statistical software programs (SAS preferred, but STATA, SPSS, and R are also acceptable)
Master’s degree in relevant field and 3 years of experience in a professional healthcare-related setting
Previous experience working with administrative claims data
Working familiarity with basic statistical models and significance testing
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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