The Mount Sinai Health System
Data Science Analyst II
Mount Sinai is one of the largest non-profit health systems in the U.S. with a strong reputation for quality of care and research/education. Our health system has ~40,000 employees working together to provide billions of dollars in high-quality care for millions of patients each year.
We are accelerating a transition to a business model focused on population health management – our goal is to keep entire communities healthy and out of the hospital. Mount Sinai Health Partners (MSHP), the population health division of the Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, located in the New York Metropolitan area and ranked 5th in Fast Company’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Big Data” is the team driving this transformation within Mount Sinai. The team includes 400+ employees with clinical, contracting, finance, IT, analytics, operations, and product development expertise.
Mount Sinai Health Partners is realizing this new objective in two ways. First, we engage in value-based contracts with health plans. Using analytical insights, we deploy our clinical programs to improve the health of attributed populations and maximize customer value. Second, we have created a team to assemble our clinical and population health assets into product offerings (e.g., care bundles, worksite health centers, insurance products in partnership with health plans), and sell them to individuals and employers via multiple channels.
MSHP is a fast growing business unit within Mount Sinai and is looking for team members who:
· Are comfortable “playing up” and “playing down” as needed to accomplish business objectives
· Work productively amidst ambiguity
· Thrive in fast-paced work environments
· Seek to improve the status quo
Within MSHP, the Analytics (Clinical Informatics) team is a thoughtful and diverse group of data science analysts that have important functional roles throughout our business. Using analytical insights, we deploy our clinical programs to improve the health of attributed populations and maximize customer value. We work hand and hand with the larger clinical and operational team stakeholders and support their efforts. The team blends past experiences from health plans, health systems and public health roles with cutting edge data analytics and machine learning capabilities to deliver exceptional and unique value to our broader business. The frontier ahead includes exciting new tools and data science projects along with transformational business initiatives in a supportive environment and continuous learning culture.
The Data Science Analyst II collaborates with stakeholders from across the organization to develop sophisticated analytics to provide information, insights and BI (Business Intelligence) solutions that contribute to sound strategic planning, decision-making, goal setting, and effective performance measurement. The Data Science Analyst II demonstrates sound and a more advanced understanding of the healthcare domain, technical data manipulation and analytic development skills and impact the patient community of the Mount Sinai Health System.
· Analyzes data requests using information technology, enrollment, claims, pharmacy, clinical, contract, medical management, financial, administrative and other corporate data from both modeled and disparate internal and external sources.
o Works with departmental staff to identify requirements for reporting and / or business intelligence tools.
o Identifies necessary data, data sources and methodologies.
o Collects, organizes, integrates, analyzes and interprets data.
o Leverages advanced statistical analysis methods to create insightful recommendations and conclusions that may be communicated to the stakeholder.
o Identifies and addresses expected and unforeseen data complexities to mitigate their impact on the analytic outcome and associated business decisions. Works to improve data quality where possible within created analytical models. Feeds data quality issues back to IT or identified data stewards to facilitate creation of high quality metrics.
o Develops and may present reports, analyses and findings to senior management and others as scheduled or requested.
· Responsible for one or more of the following stakeholder groups:
a) Contracting and Commercialization – May assist in the modeling and forecasting contract scenarios, measuring ongoing performance and identify trends in performance to inform our clinical or contracting staff to improve contract outcomes.
b) Care Management – Helps to identify, understand and prioritize at-risk members in need of care management. Helps stratify our membership to optimally use resources to focus on the patients most in need, currently or in the future.
c) Medical Directors – Helps to identify utilization trends and variations across the different categories of health care services to assist the Medical Directors to focus their efforts to maximize contract performance and clinical effectiveness.
d) Quality and Documentation – Helps to link payer quality and documentation opportunities into operational analytic processes to maximize our quality scores, top line revenue and optimize the use of resources in concert with MS Health System contracts.
e) I.T. / High Performance Computing in any ongoing projects.
· Takes a proactive role as liaison/analyst for internal stakeholders, understands their needs and translates them into reporting and analytic solutions.
· Effectively communicates with stakeholders and customers and ensures all requests are properly triaged, recorded and tracked.
· Adheres to corporate standards for performance metrics, data collection, data integrity, query design, and reporting format to ensure high quality, meaningful analytic output.
· Helps identify and understand data from internal and external sources for competitive, scenario and performance analyses, and financial modeling to gain member/provider insight into new and existing processes and business opportunities.
· Works closely with IT on the ongoing improvement of Mount Sinai’s integrated data warehouse, driven by strategic and business needs, and designed to ensure data and reporting consistency throughout the organization.
· Develops and maintains project work plans, including critical tasks, milestones, timelines, interdependencies and contingencies. Tracks and reports progress. Keeps stakeholders apprised of project status and implications for completion.
· Provides technical support to data analytics functions as they relate to varied business units, and technical expertise on the selection, development and implementation of various reporting and BI tools tied to business unit reporting requirements. Creates new BI reports and interactive dashboards as required.
· Prepares clear, well-organized project-specific documentation, including, at a minimum, analytic methods used, key decision points and caveats, with sufficient detail to support comprehension and replication.
· Ensures customers are adequately trained to use self-service BI tools and dashboards.
· Mentors level I Analysts, and teaches others within the organization on how to a) define meaningful process and performance measures, b) develop BI queries, and c) generate and use management reports effectively.
· Shares development and process knowledge with other analysts in order to assure redundancy and continuously builds a core of analytical strength within the organization.
· Demonstrates advanced level proficiency with the principles and methodologies of process improvement. Applies these in the execution of responsibilities in support of a process focused approach.
· Other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
· BA or BS degree minimum, in a relevant field of study; Masters degree preferred.
· 5 years minimum in analytics development expertise, preferably in health care, or for a health provider, health plan or accountable care organization with working knowledge including either:
o A health care EMR such as Epic/Clarity, aCW, etc.; a payor claims system such as Facets, Amisys, etc.; or a hospital/provider system such as IDX, Soarian, etc.
Additional Skills and Qualities
· Knowledge of the New York State Medicaid and CMS Medicare regulations and related reporting requirements, such as STARS,QARR, MMCOR, MEDS, RAPS and HEDIS is a strong plus.
· Experience working in a health plan or consulting actuarial, financial reporting or medical economics departments highly valuable.
· Experience as a nurse informaticist highly valuable.
· Experience working in healthcare provider analytics related to revenue modeling, managed care contracting, population management, case management, clinical or financial decision report
· PhD, MD or DO program may be substituted for three years of experience.
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Who We Are
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.