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Center For Health Information And Analysis Health Data Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety is a small, dynamic agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that works to improve the safety and quality of patient care in the state. It conducts a program of research, data analysis and information-sharing aimed at engaging health care agencies, providers, payers, patients, and families. The Center, named for a Boston Globe health columnist who died in 1994 from a preventable medical error, was re-established by Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012, An Act Improving the Quality of Health Care and Reducing Costs through Increased Transparency, Efficiency and Innovation. It is supported by and shares space with the state’s Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA).

The Betsy Lehman Center seeks a part-time Health Data Specialist to work on maternal health research projects. The Specialist will report to the Manager of Analytics and work closely with Center staff and partners at maternal health organizations. This is a part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week) with an hourly rate commensurate with experience. The position allows for some remote work, but occasional in-office work will be required at the Center’s offices near Copley Square in Boston.

The Specialist will:

  • Coordinate the survey collection of maternal health data from Massachusetts hospitals

  • Be responsible for data quality, including liaising with hospitals to solve quality issues as needed

  • Analyze maternal health data related to hospital structures and processes, outcomes and other safety and quality data

  • Develop and write maternal health summary reports and other communication materials for dissemination

  • Present reports to stakeholders including maternal health teams at hospitals to advance statewide quality improvement efforts

  • Identify opportunities to expand research activities to meet the needs of safety and quality improvement efforts in maternal care settings

  • Support coordination between Betsy Lehman Center and maternal health partners to advance maternal health data collection and quality improvement initiatives

    Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Experience collecting, cleaning and analyzing health data

  • Experience working with nonprofit and/or government organizations to implement multi-site research and learning collaboratives

  • Experience with data collection and analysis software including RedCap, Survey Gizmo and Excel

  • Experience with data visualization software, such as Tableau

  • Demonstrated ability to translate research findings into clear language summaries and creatively communicate information to a variety of audiences in written and oral formats.

  • Ability to bring an equity lens to health care research, including research mobilization, with a working knowledge of the relationship between health outcomes and the structural and systemic issues that inequitably organize the distribution of services and resources

  • Experience working with and appropriately safeguarding confidential health information

  • Knowledge of the Massachusetts maternal health care system is a plus

  • Experience analyzing claims or other health care data using SAS is a plus

    Salary commensurate with experience and the hourly rate range is $20.00 to $30.00 Hr.

    At CHIA, we are committed to earning a reputation as a great place to work and build a career. So if you’re excited to be part of a diverse and innovative team responsible for identifying opportunities to improve health care in Massachusetts, come join us! To apply and for more information visit: https://www.chiamass.gov/join-our-team/

    CHIA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tonya Bourassa 617-701-8127.

    Information submitted by applicants is collected through the JazzHR Platform, your submission of application materials constitutes your express consent for this information to be provided to JazzHR for processing. Please do not include any personally identifiable information with your application materials other than that specifically requested by CHIA. CHIA requests basic information such as name, address, telephone number, and email address. You may also self identify race/ethnicity, gender, disability and/or veteran status if you so choose. However, you should not provide more detailed personal information such as your date of birth or Social Security Number with your application materials.

    In compliance with federal laws, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    CHIA has adopted Executive Order #595: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Executive Department Employees

    As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or boosters prior to the finalization of the hiring process. Details relating to complying with this requirement will be provided to finalists.

    Finalists who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for a reasonable accommodation.

    Executive order can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/august-19-2021-executive-department-employee-vaccination-order

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