• Value Analyst

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 5 months ago(2/26/2018 11:27 AM)
    Job ID
    Innovation & Strategic Operations
    Emp Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Hours per Week
  • Overview

    Company Overview


    Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City. www.hss.edu.


    Center Overview


    HSS Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care serves to more quickly and uniformly infuse proven quality of care and value initiatives deeper into the organization as it expands. The core functions of this Center include: 

    • Value Measurement and Communication: Expand HSS value-related data and analytic capabilities within the Center.
    • Value-Based Care Delivery:Build the infrastructure to integrate into care delivery routine measurement and reporting of metrics to optimize care outcomes, minimize complications and manage musculoskeletal disease as efficiently as possible while maintaining the best outcomes for our patients.
    • Innovative Value Tool Development:Partner with HSS Innovations and work with external partners to design supportive technologies leveraging HSS value-based care. Expand HSS musculoskeletal offerings and delivery of technologies for use in the broader healthcare market.
    • Value Research: Advance the development of predictive models for health improvement, risks, utilization of services and costs of care. Perform research that will inform the development and adoption of accurate and fair quality measures for musculoskeletal disease.
    • Value Education:Design new musculoskeletal health CME course and educational materials to extend high-value training worldwide.   

    You Will:

    • Work under the direct supervision of the Manager of Analytics and working closely with Value Center leadership, this position serves a critical role in support of a key strategic priority for HSS.
    • Perform analyses of HSS performance on value metrics and develop dashboards to trend progress
    • Perform analyses on large administrative databases including those of SPARCS, MedPar, Medicare and commercial payers to evaluate patterns of quality, utilization and value that will inform the HSS approach to value management.
    • Help develop value improvement strategies and methods to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategies; perform analyses to assess effectiveness
    • Provide input and support to value office and research resources focused on measurement of value
    • Make recommendations to Value Center leadership for software or workflow changes, purchases to enhance quality of data reported out of the Value Center and streamline workflows
    • Work closely with analysts and other staff from other HSS departments such as Quality, Finance and Operations
    • The Center for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care is a small office that has been active for approximately two years. By joining this team, you will be exposed to both the research aspect and the operationalization of value in health care.  You will work alongside a group of highly motivated scientists, analysts, clinicians, and operational staff giving you a unique opportunity within an innovative hospital to understand how our research is directly applied to clinical care.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Prior experience translating data for lay audiences, including the production of presentations for senior-level audiences.
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about data end-use.
    • Expertise working with large administrative datasets.
    • Strong proficiency in statistical software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R, Stata).
    • Understanding of extract transform and loading (ETL), data cleaning, data normalization/mapping, and validation is expected
    • Ability to interpret technical medical data and generate sound recommendations to support quality research efforts.
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about data end-use.
    • Excellent organization skills (ability to manage several concurrent tasks).


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • A Master’s degree in biostatistics, health outcomes, or related field, such as clinical epidemiology.
    • Minimum 2 years working in an analytically-heavy role (e.g. consulting, research, marketing).
    • At least 2 years work experience in a clinical setting.
    • Knowledge and experience in quality measures and measurement.
    • Experience in hospital value evaluation is ideal.
      • Past experience quantifying value in orthopedics
      • Expertise working with related administrative datasets (SPARCS, HCUP, Medicare’s Standard Analytic File, commercial administrative datasets)

    Other Requirements

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