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Quality Management (QM) Informatics Analyst

at Harris Health System

Posted: 10/14/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 151550
Keywords: operations

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About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

The Quality Management Informatics Analyst ensures that the operational interests of their respective functional areas are being fully represented in the day-to-day operations of the Quality Data Services (QDS) Department. This role provides functional support to all applications deployed within the department.  The individual provides technical expertise/consultation for the various systems utilized and owned by the department. He/She serves as a data consultant when data needs are identified for Quality, Risk, Infection Control, Physician Services and Regulatory purposes.  He/She is responsible for the timely and accurate transmission of data to various regulatory agencies (e.g., JCAHO, CMS, and TDH).  Maintains strong collaborative ties with the Information Technology Services and supports integration requirements.  Provides support for HELP desk calls for systems owned by the Quality Integration Services Department.  The analyst is a change agent as the institution transitions from paper-based data sources to automated solutions; continually seeks opportunities to improve departmental performance through the use of technology.   He/she provides exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers; strongly adheres to the Service First values: friendliness, integrity, responsibility, satisfaction and teamwork.

Minimum Qualifications
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelor¿s degree in Computer Science, Healthcare or related field or 4 years of  related work experience in lieu of degree

Work Experience (Years and Area): 5 years in a hospital/health care organization or relevant field

Equipment Operated: Office equipment including computer, scanner, printer, copier, fax

Special Requirements
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing (Correspondence / Reports)

Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Research, Statistical, Word Processing 

Work Schedule: Flexible, Travel, Eligible for Telecommute     

Other Requirements: Team Player. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.  Motivational skills and the ability to work in a stressful environment at all times.  Flexible hours, as required, to meet the goals and objectives of the department and organization.

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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