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Clinical Data Analyst

Clinical Data Analyst

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Develop and implement specifications, participate in all phases of application development, and manage data for the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation. Design, develop, test, implement and maintain various clinical and/or database applications utilized in the Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement database-related methodologies including data modeling, process flow modeling, user interface, application interface, data processing, reporting, application/system integration, and technical architecture. Implement algorithm programming logic for assigned measure sets and reliability studies using tools such as MS Access, SAS, SQL Server, etc. 
  • Design, modify/retool existing chart-based specifications to electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) presented in the Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF), a Clinical Document Architecture (CDA)-based model built upon HL7 standards. Use Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) format/schema for testing. 
  • Exhibit highly technical problem solving skills and resourcefulness. Analyze problems and identify innovative technical solutions. Recognize opportunities to improve applications and processes at any point in the paper-based measure and eMeasure development life cycle. 
  • Design, code, and test algorithms, data collection tools and supporting applications (e.g., core measure algorithms and filters, data collection, databases, transmission and reporting tools, etc.).








  • The level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through the completion of a Master’s degree in a technical or statistical field (e.g., Healthcare Informatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, etc.) and health care or allied health care experience preferred.
  • Three to five years of technical or statistical experience doing application development including:
    • Relational database development in all phases of software development life cycle including requirements, analysis, design, testing, implementation, documentation, and maintenance. Development in a multi-tiered environment preferred; or
    • Statistical programming experience in a health care environment.
  • Technical proficiency in working in a variety of programming languages, relational databases, reporting/query tools, and software packages that The Joint Commission utilizes (e.g., SAS, MS Access, MS SQL Server, MS Visio, etc.). Willingness to stay abreast of the development in area of professional competence.
  • Effective ability to understand requirements in whole and in detail and ability to perform testing and strong analysis and technical problem solving skills to investigate and debug and effectively report issues.

  • Experience working with EHR, HL7/CDA, or HQMF format is preferred.












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