Data Science Intern (Summer 2020) - Mount Sinai Health Partners

Job Description



The Mount Sinai Health System

Data Science Intern






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 (Actuarial Informatics) team is a thoughtful and diverse group of data science analysts that have important functional roles throughout our business. Using analytical insights, we partner with our Value Based Care Contracting team to understand what is driving our contract performance and identify areas of opportunity to improve population health management. 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.


Role Summary


The Data Science Intern will collaborate with Lead Data Science Analyst and stakeholders from across the organization to develop sophisticated analytics to provide information, insights and BI (Business Intelligence) solutions that contribute to sound decision-making and effective performance measurement.   



·         Analyzes data requests using enrollment, medical claims, pharmacy claims, clinical records, contract, medical management, financial, administrative and other corporate data from both modeled and disparate internal and external sources.

o   Collects, organizes, integrates, analyzes and interprets data.

o   Leverages statistical analysis methods to create insightful recommendations and conclusions that may be communicated to the stakeholder.

o   Develops and may present reports, analyses and findings to management and others as scheduled or requested.

o   Helps reconcile data received to validate reports shared by Value Based Contract partners.

·         Uses advanced modeling to help support development and inform financial forecasting of Value Based Care contract performance.

·         Leverages existing Tableau capabilities to convert and create automated reporting that has been requested into standardized Tableau dashboards.

·         Analyzes trends in cost and utilization across many dimensions that can be identified as significant drivers in performance across Value Based Care contracts.

·         Effectively communicates with stakeholders and customers and ensures all requests are properly triaged, recorded and tracked.

·         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.

·         Creates new Tableau reports and interactive dashboards as required.



Education and Experience

·         BA or BS degree minimum, in a relevant field of study; Master’s degree in progress.

·         Must have previous/ongoing education/experience w/ Tableau

·         Preferred but not required: Currently studying or has experience in public health, health care,  health policy, community health, or experience with health care EMR such as Epic


Additional Skills and Qualities

·         Ability to communicate clearly and problem solve.

·         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 working in healthcare provider analytics related to revenue modeling, managed care contracting, population management, case management, clinical or financial decision report highly valuable.



Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 


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. 


EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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