Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is a leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community. Representing more than 100 hospitals and health systems through the state, CHA serves as a trusted, credible, and reliable resource on health issues, hospital data and trends for its members, media, policymakers and the general public. Through CHS, Colorado’s hospitals and health systems work together in their shared commitment to improve health and health care in Colorado.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The Data and Analytics Director (Director) is responsible for leading data development, data presentation, and data analytics, overseeing all activities and ensuring alignment with the CHA vision and objectives. The Director organizes a team of staff, technology, processes, and financial resources necessary to address current and future analytic needs of CHA. The Director is responsible for the overall strategy and management of all aspects data analytics and will manage this key business asset to deliver optimal performance for internal CHA teams, member hospitals in Colorado, other hospital associations outside of Colorado, and other third parties connected with CHA data. The Director shall be the primary representative and spokesperson for data reporting and analytics to CHA employees and member hospitals/health systems, stakeholders, civic leaders, elected officials and policy makers. The Director reports to the Senior Vice-President of Financial Policy and Data Analytics of the Colorado Hospital Association.
This position will lead all internal and external data and analytics operations and have the following primary responsibilities:
Follow all security, HIPAA and internal policies for appropriate use and protection of PHI and sensitive data and promote an environment of high reliability to minimize the risk of breaches or mistakes.
Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for the strategic and operational functioning of data development, presentation, and analytics necessary supporting the mission, vision, objectives, and goals of CHA.
Develop annual strategic and operations plans that set forth the overall approach to expand the capabilities and effectiveness of the data analytics and reporting.
Prepare annual operations budget, oversee and manage all expenditures and deployment of resources.
Develop information and data analytic strategies supporting CHA policy and advocacy.
Independently remain abreast of trends and developments in related fields. Communicate with both internal and external customers to identify and respond to CHA data, analysis and advocacy needs.
Identify and apply developed processes and techniques to provide data analytics using a wide variety of new and existing data sources including: provider billing data, health discharge data, clinical data, population and socio-economic data and other available data resources.
Identify and apply appropriate statistical techniques, methodologies and analytic approaches to measure the impact of proposed changes in health care payment and delivery.
Prepare, interpret, summarize and describe analytic results to a variety of audiences ranging from health care executives and clinical staff to policy makers and elected officials.
Consolidate data in a cross-functional environment from a variety of data sources and refine the data into a format that can be effectively used for analysis and reports.
Manage team to ensure completion of all required ongoing and ad-hoc data analysis projects, outputs and other deliverables.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervise staff members, consultants and volunteers related to data analytics operations.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:
Must possess a master’s degree or higher in Economics, Health Care, Business Administration or social/ health-related sciences or related field.
Ability to build, lead and manage a core team effectively, with high performance output.
Knowledge of HIPAA regulations
Experience in the health care field, experience with health care data, and familiarity with health policy issues.
Proficiency in the areas of data analytics, business intelligence, and data presentation.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally to express complex analytical and technical information to non-technical audiences including health care executives and clinical staff, to policy makers and elected officials. Strong knowledge of health care data.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong presentation skills.
Strong critical thinking skills, writing skills, communication skills.
Possess and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills required to develop and maintain constructive relationships.
Proficiency with MS Office spreadsheets, graphing, database management, and word processing applications.
Must be an independent self-starter with a high degree of self-motivation and self-discipline.
Must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Proven track record in analyzing and implementing internal processes and procedures.
Ability to quickly learn new software and analytics tools.
Familiarity with relational databases preferred.
Advanced knowledge of Alteryx, SQL and Power BI preferred.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is located at CHA offices in Greenwood Village. Travel will be required for meetings; thus, a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is required.
Working conditions are normal for a fast-paced office work environment.
Requires occasional overnight travel and weekend and/or evening work.
Presentation of technical material in group settings required occasionally.
Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed.
Requires walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods through out the day.
May include lifting to 25 pounds for files on a regular basis. Proper lifting techniques required.
Material and Equipment Directly Used:
Personal computer with Microsoft Office software applications.
Software applications including but not limited to database management (SQL), data analytics (Alteryx), presentation tools (Prezi, PowerPoint).
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their supervisor. Nothing in this job description shall create or is intended to create or shall be construed to constitute a contract of employment, express or implied. Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.
Colorado Hospital Association is an equal opportunity employer.
The Colorado Hospital Association represents all types and sizes of hospitals throughout Colorado: private and government-operated, metropolitan and rural, investor-owned and not-for-profit. Our members care for more than 471,000 people in general, academic, specialty and rehabilitation hospitals. More than 8 million outpatient visits - including surgeries, home healthcare and emergency room visits - were recorded. With more than 55,000 people employed (full-time equivalents) and a combined payroll and benefits of more than $3.3 billion, Colorado hospitals are important to the state as major economic and employment contributors as well as health care providers.