The Quality Analyst supports clinical business decisions,operational processes and internal process improvement initiatives to improvereliability of care and outcomes across the health system.Under guidance of the Director of Quality& Patient Safety, the Quality Analyst will interact with executivemanagement and other key management staff, teams of clinicians, supportdepartment staff and analysts. The Quality Analyst identifies and supportsareas of analytical focus for the organization's quality of service, caredelivery performance and evaluation of potential areas of opportunity and risk,incorporating clinical best practices and interpreting data, producing bothlong-term and short-term activities and deliverables and defines innovativesolutions that drive measurable benefits to the organization.The Quality Analyst creates analytical toolsusing an in depth understanding of healthcare data (e.g. patient, claims,financial, clinical and provider data) and operations coupled with theknowledge of large data set development and quantitative data analysismethodology, interpreting and disseminating results to key audiences.
Essential Job Outcomes& Functions
Participates with medical staff leadership and physicians/clinicians to identify and facilitate implementation of best practices and recommend enhancements to processes or stands to support mitigation of risk and improvement of quality.
Track progress and remediation of plan of correction and performance improvement activities related to quality; participating in quality related projects and/or training throughout the organization.
Produces reports and presentations on quality and conducts drill down analysis to proactively identify specific variance in practice patterns.Works collaboratively with report requestors, providing guidance to define repot requirements and validate results.
Identifies opportunities for operational inefficiencies and collaborates with QA leadership for implementation. Uses Lean principles in work processes.
Works collaboratively across departments to understand and meet the organization's clinical quality analytic needs.
Meets productivity and timeline targets and uses tools to track activities and timelines.