Clinical Info Analyst Senior/Lead

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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


The Obstetric Initiative (OBI) is seeking a detail-oriented self-starter with strong leadership skills to join the team as the Data Analytics Manager. OBI is a Collaborative Quality Initiative (CQI) statewide quality improvement project working with 75 Michigan maternity hospitals. The project is working to address variation in obstetric care by supporting vaginal birth and safely lowering the primary cesarean delivery rate among low-risk patients. The OBI Coordinating Center is funded by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) Value Partnerships Initiative. This is a fully remote position with the option to be in person as interested. In-person attendance is expected at up to six meetings per year.  The Data Analytics Lead or Senior Data Analyst is part of a highly functional team of two other data analysts providing direct consultative services to participating hospitals as well as the OBI Team. The Analytics team utilizes a primary data source of OBI hospital-level clinically abstracted data as well as additional secondary data sources such as Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) birth certificate data, Michigan Inpatient Database (MIDB) data, American Hospital Association annual survey data, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) claims data.  The Data Analytics Lead or Senior Data Analyst gathers and analyzes data from various databases and other sources; cleans and constructs datasets; designs analytic plans to accurately measure hospital performance; develops and maintains databases; performs statistical programming; and provides technical expertise.  In this position, you will work within a highly collaborative group of clinicians, clinical data specialists, quality improvement clinical nurses, and analysts. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in data management analysis and quality improvement.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


This position involves a wide range of tasks including data management, programming, and analysis supporting quality improvement. Specifically, the position involves providing independent and collaborative statistical support.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead analytic services, data operations, and performance reporting for the Obstetrics Initiative (OBI)
  • Manage analytic collaborations with other collaborative quality initiatives (CQIs)
  • Manage data transmissions from data vendors and partners
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of OBI
  • Contribute to efforts related to the implementation, evaluation, and evolution of the BCBSM OBI Pay-for-Performance annual scorecards
  • Present regularly at internal and external meetings and conferences
  • Extract, transform, and merge raw data from various data sources into usable forms and construct datasets 
  • Write, test, and implement workflows to analyze accuracy of incoming data
  • Design and prepare reports to direct Collaborative planning
  • Respond to questions, data needs, and ad-hoc requests from collaborating hospitals
  • Work closely with OBI’s data management and clinical quality improvement teams and the data registry vendor to develop new reports and validate and troubleshoot analytic discrepancies.
  • Work closely with OBI’s clinical team to summarize, interpret, and present results in written, tabular, and visual formats
  • Improve efficiency of processes for data management, use, sharing, and linking
  • Create, prepare, and maintain technical documentation

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Demonstrated leadership and managerial experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage many projects at the same time
  • Advanced competency in working with large datasets, utilizing statistical software (SAS preferred, but STATA, SPSS, Python and R are acceptable) and directing statistical analysis
  • Strong, demonstrable programming skills and experience with relational databases, complex data structure, and linkages between data sources
  • Excellent communication, both oral and written in English language, and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of epidemiologic concepts and methodology

Senior Required Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of experience in analyzing and interpreting process, clinical outcomes and costs of care
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in SAS programing and analysis
  • 3-5 years of professional experience analyzing and interpreting clinical outcomes and processes
  • 1-3 year managing staff
 Lead Required Qualification:
  • 5-7 years of professional experience in SAS programing and analysis
  • 5-7 years of professional experience analyzing and interpreting clinical outcomes and processes
  • 3-5 year managing staff
Candidates in a lead role are expected to:
  • Lead the development of the OBI analytic plan, data operations, methodologic improvements, and performance reporting.
  • Manage and delegate the analytic projects to the Analytics team
  • Provide administrative and functional supervision to analytic team members
  • Provide ongoing mentorship to analytic team members

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in relevant field
  • Expert-level competency in SAS
  • Experience working with administrative claims data
  • Administrative and functional supervisory experience
  • Experience with Tableau and/or the ability and willingness to learn as necessary
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting costs of care and estimates of value
  • Experience with data collection in clinical research or quality improvement.
  • Prior Collaborative Quality Improvement (CQI) project experience
  • Ability to draft statistical tests in accordance with project designs and to solve analytic problems, including descriptive statistics, linear regression, logistic regression, survival analysis, mixed models with repeated measures, multi-level modeling, and conjoint analysis

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.

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