Data Quality and Reporting Analyst, Health Services Research

Data Quality and Reporting Analyst, Health Services Research

Organization Summary

The Louisiana Public Health Institute is a statewide, non-profit organization that has been promoting the health and well-being of Louisianans since 1997. LPHI is made up of over 100 employees based throughout the State in all nine Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) regions. We accomplish our goals at the local, state, and national levels alongside our over 500 partner organizations, which include communities, community-based organizations, foundations, healthcare systems, academic institutions, government agencies, and a diverse group of additional stakeholders. Our impact is felt across the state as we leverage our staff expertise and skills in all areas of public health.

LPHI was named 2021 The Times-Picayune and The New Orleans Advocate Top Workplace and 2021 CityBusiness Best Places to Work. Our mission is to lead and partner with communities to ensure that everyone has fair and just opportunities to be healthy and well. At LPHI, we envision a Louisiana where all people will achieve their full potential for health and wellness.

Position Summary

The Data Quality and Reporting Analyst, Health Services Research will lead a broad range of efforts related to health data integration/quality and research informatics.

The Data Quality and Reporting Analyst will report to Chief Data and Strategy Officer and will be responsible for:

· Leading efforts related to PCORnet (National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network) Common Data Model ETL development and data standardization/curation across 4 centralized and 3 distributed health system data partners.

· Leading efforts related to maintaining and improving health system data fitness for use, including passing quarterly PCORnet data curation cycles and ensuring that data aligns with study-specific needs.

· Managing PCORnet data curation cycles and periodic requests through close communication, coordination, and deliverable tracking with LPHI team and external partners.

· Leading efforts, as needed, related to data standardization, integration, and quality for non-health system data (e.g., claims).

· Leading efforts related to the development of processes to augment standard terminology (e.g., RxNorm CUI, LOINC) mapping.

· Actively contributing to the development of the PCORnet data quality framework.

· Actively contributing to the development of proposals and associated budgets related to health services research and public health surveillance funding opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

· The successful candidate will have a Master’s in clinical informatics or a related field (PhDdesirable but not required) and 5-7+ years of experience leading efforts related to data integration and quality.

· Experience with, and an in-depth understanding of clinical/health data.

· Experience developing and maintaining data integration and quality frameworks.

· Experience with relational database management systems, such as SQL Server.

· Proficiency in SQL and/or SAS.

· Knowledge of research concepts, including a general understanding of basic epidemiological study designs, sampling and data collection approaches, and analytical methods.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Data Standardization/Curation

· Manage the efforts of the Health Services Research data architecture team related to data processing and ingestion timelines for 4 health system data contributors.

· Lead efforts with new distributed health system data partner informatics teams related to the development of ETL scripts and approaches to standardize data to the PCORnet Common Data Model.

· Actively coordinate with partners from 4 centralized and 3 distributed health system data partners to enforce and achieve quarterly data refresh and quality requirements.

· Lead efforts with health system informatics teams and the Health Services Research data architecture team to implement PCORnet Common Data Model upgrades and integrate new data types (e.g., clinical observations), as required for specific studies.

· Lead efforts, as needed, related to data standardization, integration, and quality for non-health system data (e.g., claims).

Data Quality

· Coordinate with the Health Services Research data architecture team to maintain the data integration data quality checks and associated reports, including updates to reflect evolving research data requirements.

· Maintain an ongoing data quality feedback loop with health system data partners to ensure general quarterly data curation cycle and study-specific needs are prioritized and met in a timely manner and according to funding deadlines, as applicable.

· Actively coordinate with the Health Services Research analyst team on efforts related to optimizing REACHnet data general and study-specific fitness for use, including data quality feasibility analyses for new studies/queries.

· Develop and maintain innovative approaches to improve health system standard terminology mapping, including RxNorm CUI, NDC, and LOINC.

· Actively contribute to PCORnet-level data quality framework development, including the development and dissemination of data quality toolkits.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

· Strong commitment to LPHI’s Strategic Plan Priorities, Mission, Vision and Values and ability to demonstrate LPHI’s Core Competencies. Understanding of the broader context of clinical research, with a particular focus on research directly integrated in clinical settings.

· A strong understanding of data sharing regulations and patient privacy/confidentiality principles related to HIPAA.

· Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and partners.

· Ability to think proactively and function both independently and collaboratively.

· Strong emotional intelligence, including interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.

· Ability to deliver with quality and desired impact.

· Ability to supervise and manage staff and interns.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills.

· Ability to employ a highly detail-oriented approach while maintaining an appreciation for the long-term goals and objectives of projects.

· Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage heavy workloads and multiple tasks.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.

· Ability to set and enforce deadlines for numerous internal and external partners simultaneously.

· Strong project management skills.


· Minimum starting salary of $90,000 dependent on education and experience.

· A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.


Equal Opportunity Employer