Senior Quality Data & CEDR Implementation Analyst

BASIC FUNCTION: Manage data standards and perform analyses including statistical model development and reporting of quality metrics, trends, and benchmarks for data registry and quality dashboards. Periodic analyses will also support regular research reports, position paper slide sets, talking points, and summaries for internal and external audiences on key issues to protect and enhance emergency care. Supports Associate Executive Director (AED), Quality and Director, Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR) to implement the CEDR service for customers of ACEP. Provides project management and administrative support of the clinical data registry implementation and related quality projects to achieve department objectives and execute assigned deliverables. Supports efforts to transform the CEDR implementation processes into a repeatable, scalable, and cost-effective operation.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain a system for tracking clinical data registry related issues and deadlines that impact clinical data registries; provide regular status updates to the Quality Manager, CEDR Director, Quality Associate Executive Director (AED) and designated ACEP committees and sections. 
  2. Architect and plan for big data and data warehouse projects in collaboration with ACEP’s Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR) vendor and in-house IT team for integration and interface development with various portals, dashboards, reporting tools, CRM and membership systems.
  3. Track progress of clinical data registry committee and clinical data registry vendor priorities, activities and work plans; provide regular status updates to the Quality Manager, CEDR Director, Quality AED and designated ACEP committee leaders. 
  4. In conjunction with the Quality Manager, CEDR Director, Quality AED and ACEP committee and physician leaders, develop and implement activities related to data standards, data quality, data interoperability, data query, data analysis, and survey administration. 
  5. Report findings to support the generation of position papers, research reports, slide sets, talking points, and summaries of data for internal and external audiences on key issues for emergency care.
  6. Conduct qualitative analysis as needed. Gather data through surveys, individual interviews, focus groups and prepare appropriate reports summarizing same. 
  7. Track journals, newsletters, websites, and other sources of information on a regular basis.
  8. Review, analyze, and summarize material for discussion with Director, Quality & Health IT, key physicians, and others to support in-depth discussion of data standards.
  9. Support funded projects, coordinate with funding agencies, and work with department staff and physician leaders to develop deliverables for funded projects.
  10. Provides staff support to the Quality and Patient Safety Committee and to the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety section, Emergency Medicine Informatics. and others as assigned.
  11. Serves as liaison between ACEP, potential and enrolled registry participants, large/small group organizations, billing and coding companies, EHR vendors, and funding agencies in conjunction with AED of Quality, Director of CEDR, and Quality team members.
  12. Provides administrative management and continued outreach and engagement for EDs participating in ACEP’s clinical data registry and quality initiatives.
  13. Collaborates on the development of new partnerships with billing and coding companies, large groups, funding agencies, researchers, and other outreach support as needed.
  14. Support Integration of CEDR program with other ACEP Quality initiatives including E-QUAL and MOC-4.
  15. Provides administrative support for project management tools used by ACEP and our partners.
  16. Reviews and supports CEDR project management processes and procedures for effective project execution and communication.
  17. Builds/architects Emergency Medicine Data and Information Models and reconciles them with HL-7 data models, as well as, ONC Interoperability roadmap. Annually updates, presents and get those models and maps approved by ACEP leadership.
  18. Coordinates and participates in webinars, trainings, and site visits for recruitment, validation and facilitate registry related committee and section outreach and related responsibilities to maximize interaction with physician leadership.
  19. Provides administrative support for the planning and development of Registry, Quality and Health IT related meetings and other meetings as assigned.
  20. Establishes, maintains and updates systems for communication among staff to facilitate the efficient flow of information relating to projects, activities, and objectives, including development and distribution of weekly, monthly, and ad-hoc reports.
  21. Support relevant committees, sections, and task forces as assigned. 
  22. Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  23. Attend educational and business meetings as assigned with some travel required.
  24. Assist with data dictionary development and maintenance.
  25. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Relationships and Contacts:

Reports to: Associate Executive Director, Quality
Location: ACEP Headquarters, Irving, TX
Internal Contacts: ACEP staff members in Quality, Policy, Public Affairs, Membership, Educational Meetings, Educational Products, Emergency Medicine Practice, Grants Development, and Technology Services
External Contacts: Quality and Patient Safety Committee, Registry Committee, Quality Measures Technical Expert Panel, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Section, Emergency Medicine Informatics Section, ACEP members, medical society staff, vendor and service providers

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s degree in health services, statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, health policy or a related field.  Bachelor’s degree required, but Master’s degree requirement can be met through equivalent related work experience. 
  2. Ten years’ related work experience in health services research, statistics, data standards, data analysis or methods, health policy, health administration, health services, public health, health professions, or health related associations or organizations, including knowledge of HIPAA compliance, IRB procedures, data security and privacy aspects
  3. Computer skills, including familiarity with statistical evaluation tools, research databases, data ware house, data marts, ETL, SQL, Tableau, statistical packages such as SAS/STATA/SPSS/R Microstrategy, Relational databases, Access, and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, 
  4. Experience in analysis of administrative claims data and/or electronic health record data sources
  5. Experience with handling and executing multiple priorities with both internal and external stakeholders
  6. Some knowledge of health policy issues, regulatory, reimbursement, clinical and/or quality issues
  7. Self-motivated, energetic, dependable, responsible and resourceful.
  8. Ability to handle full range of delegated tasks, work independently, exercise good judgment, prioritize tasks, ability to adapt to shifting priorities and schedules, display strong personal initiative, and follow through in all areas assigned with attention to detail and timeliness
  9. Ability to build, establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  10. Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  11. Cooperative, tactful and able to work under pressure, tight timelines, and competing priorities
We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits package, retirement plan and more.

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