The Quality Informaticist supports the development and implementation of quality improvement activities, and assists in improving quality processes through coordinating and engaging in performance excellence activities. This position will be dedicated to and assist with the management of core business processes and quality initiatives. The key focus areas will be strategic Quality data capture, effective data visualization, reporting, validation, and audit processes. The Quality Informaticist will perform in tandem with the External Quality Metrics Analyst and Quality SME’s responsible for audit and applied data operations. This position is responsible for forecasting, monitoring, analyzing, compiling, drafting recommendations and developing proactive strategies with dissemination to appropriate entities for vetting and action. Collaborates with other DHP departments to assess, plan, facilitate, implement, monitor and evaluate operational activities of various departments with impact to performance metrics.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Quality Informaticist applies expertise in data analysis to interpret implications of interventions and measurement analytics. The incumbent will engage with clinical teams composed of senior leadership, clinical leadership, quality department and other staff to gain a better understanding of current clinical processes and work towards improving member and provider services/outcomes and quality at the health plan. This should be accomplished through analysis/representation of data in appropriate formats, collaboration with colleagues, active participation and initiative to effectively improve outcomes. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; employees will perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and/or hospital administration as required.
Maintains utmost level of confidentiality at all times.
Adheres to Health System and Health Plan policies and procedures.
Demonstrates business practices and personal actions that are ethical and adhere to corporate compliance and integrity guidelines.
Demonstrates a high degree of independence, flexibility, initiative and commitment.
Identifies data sources, gathers, compiles and evaluates data from various sources, audits, projects/initiatives for reporting to internal leadership and external agencies, (e.g. QM Committee, HHSC Performance Improvement Projects (PIP), HHSC initiatives including but not limited to P4Q, QAPI, Quality Audits, etc.
Assists in capture and analysis of data, identification of trends/concerns and preparation of recommendations for improvements as indicated in analyzed data.
Performs internal quality audits and/or trend assessments to identify opportunities for improvement
Assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of quality projects/initiatives within DHP in conjunction with the QM Program and work plan.
Performs audits in conjunction with QM activities, makes recommendations for and disseminates data applications as needed.
Provides training related to quality processes and initiatives for DHP staff and providers as indicated.
Ensures the integrity of project data, including data extraction, processing, storage, manipulation, analysis and distribution.
Works with management to develop statistical analysis that address proposed projects and analyzes data using basic statistical methods, interprets results and provides written summaries of analyses on short notice and with timely turnarounds.
Use the scientific discovery process by applying the latest statistical techniques to quantify ROI.
Maintain, generate and participate in the development of quality metrics dashboards.
Serves as an expert on clinical data abstraction/interpretation
Performs other duties as requested.
Education and/or Experience:
Minimum- Bachelor’s degree in nursing, informatics, public health, or other related equivalent field. Master’s degree preferred, 8-10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio
Internal Number: 9129
About Driscoll Health System
Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a 191-bed pediatric tertiary care center with more than 30 medical and surgical specialties offering care throughout South Texas, including Corpus Christi, the Rio Grande Valley, Victoria, and Laredo. Through the vision and generosity of its founder, Clara Driscoll, Driscoll Children’s Hospital opened in 1953, becoming the first, and remains the only, free-standing children’s hospital in South Texas. In 2020, Driscoll had almost 122,000 patient visits, including almost 28,000 patients seen at South Texas’ first emergency room created exclusively for children.