Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements


Supports system-level analytics activities of a large integrated delivery system. Work product directly impacts information delivered to the Harris Health's Board of Trustees and Commissioners Court as well as the state of Texas and CMS. Participates in complex projects and initiatives across the system, which significantly impact business results, and require a large degree of cross-functional participation/coordination. The position supports the implementation of Finance information systems. This position works in close collaboration with IT Business Intelligence supporting many of the same or similar projects and deliverables. In concert with IT, the position and actively contributes, on the Finance side, to organizational initiatives in the development of business intelligence (BI) tools.


Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelor's Degree in IT, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline preferred; or four (4) years of Business Intelligence work-related experience required in lieu of degree.

Work Experience (Years and Area): One (1) year of experience in a Senior Business Analyst capacity.

- Analysis, design and development of enterprise-class software.
- Experience with data mapping in a data warehousing environment.
- Experience in analyzing source systems and performing data mapping between disparate databases/data sources. In addition, working experience in performing gap analysis of the production data to validate business requirements.
- Healthcare experience.

Management Experience (Years and Area): N/A

Equipment Operated: Knowledge of EMR/Epic, Clarity, SAP Business Object tools (Business Intelligence), Oracle SQL, Allscripts EPSi Enterprise Analyst and Decision Support Suite, PeopleSoft.


Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Writing /Composing: Correspondence / Reports

Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical, Deployment, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Project Mgmt., Prod. Support, Development

Advanced Education:

Bachelor's Degree Major: Bachelor's Degree in IT, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline preferred; or four (4) years of Business Intelligence work-related experience required in lieu of degree.

Work Schedule: Flexible, Eligible for Telecommute

Other Requirements: Knowledge of State, Medicare/ Medicaid, and other external regulatory agencies, reimbursement regulations and methodologies. Knowledge of decision sciences, cost accounting, finance, benchmark analysis, productivity reporting and delivery of healthcare services. Demonstrated detailed understanding of data and processing of data. Knowledge of the generally accepted coding standards and technical architectures. Ability to understand clinical and operational needs from a technical and financial perspective. Ability to motivate/lead teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Expert at facilitating group meetings. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. Ability to analyze, report, and develop recommendations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to include presentation skills to upper management. Attention to detail. Problem solving skills. Customer service skills. Proficient in all MS Office applications; demonstrated advanced functionality of Excel, Access, and SQL-based repositories.

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