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Job Summary

The Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) is a clinical data registry founded under the partnership of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan/Blue Care Network and the University of Michigan in 2005. Since that time, MSQC has grown to a regional collaborative of 70 Michigan hospitals dedicated to overall surgical quality improvement, including improved patient outcomes and lower costs. The MSQC Coordinating Center is part of the University of Michigan, funded by the BCBSM Value Partnerships initiative, and housed at the U of M Ann Arbor, North Campus Research Complex (NCRC).

The Data Workflow Coordinator will be responsible for providing end-to-end coordination of the development of MSQC´s data collection and management tools in support of clinical quality improvement. The Data Workflow Coordinator will lead the planning, design, development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of MSQC's data and reporting manuals and automated clinical data collection systems.


  • Work with stakeholders, team members, and end users to identify and understand MSQC's end-to-end clinical data collections needs, challenges and opportunities.
  • Liaise with all stakeholders to define and document MSQC's data collection business needs and technical requirements.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of MSQC member hospitals' clinical data collection and reporting processes.
  • Translate stakeholder needs and requirements into detailed technical specification documents to develop and maintain processes and tools for both manual and automated data collections.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external vendors in the design, implementation, testing, and deployment of technical data collection specifications.
  • Participate in project planning and scope creation, project communications and status reporting.
  • Become MSQC's data collection subject-matter expert and point of contact for troubleshooting and technical support.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in business analysis, data management, or related role
  • Proven ability to understand and document business workflows and processes, and create sustainable systems and solutions to support these processes
  • Strong relationship-building skills, including a demonstrated ability to facilitate proactive collaboration with colleagues and partners
  • Strong technical skills with demonstrated ability to learn new tools. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, including high-level Excel skills
  • Experience with project management tools, and web-based collaboration tools

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with:

  • Healthcare quality improvement
  • Electronic health records
  • Agile software development environment
  • Relational databases and data architecture
  • SQL and/or high-level programming language such as Python
  • Statistical packages such as SAS, Stata or R
  • Healthcare data integration technologies such as HL7

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.