Epic Analytics Developer III
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
The Epic Analytics Developer III is responsible for the design, development, implementation and support of enterprise reports, dashboards, and other analytic or operational informational artifacts. Working with cross-functional teams, the Epic Analytics Developer III participates in review of current workflows and informational goals in order to translate them into reporting requirements that will meet clinical needs. The Epic Analytics Developer III then uses those requirements to develop a solution with the appropriate operational or analytical tool.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, CIS, Engineering, or related technical degree or 4 years of related IT experience in a Healthcare environment.
Work Experience : 5+ Years related experience
Management Experience : 1 year preferred
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing /Composing Correspondence, Writing /Composing Reports
Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Research, Statistical
Work Schedule: Flexible, Overtime
Other Requirements: 2 Epic Clarity Data Model certifications preferred, 3 years health care experience preferred
Typical Duties That May Be Performed:
1. Report Development
a. Meet with other IT staff and end users in support of operational or analytic reporting product development
b. Gather user requirements, set priorities, write business and technical specifications, and produce different levels of documentation for users and support staff, when necessary
c. Review vendor created reports for usability and applicability to user needs
d. Conduct relational analysis on technical requirements, and develop and troubleshoot reporting products and artifacts such as dashboards, reports, stored procedures, views, and/or queries
e. Optimize report execution for quicker performance and fewer required DBMS resources.
f. Ensure high quality of products by ensuring data and algorithms are correct, and review peer reports for validity
g. Ensure that reporting technologies are used in such a way that the data presented correctly meets user requirements.
h. Distribute reporting products to consumers using SAP Business Objects Enterprise, Report2Web, or Epic-Crystal or Epic-Business Objects integration, or other custom means
i. Identify and report instances of incorrect application of logic when making modifications to existing reports and views
j. Research questions about data and reconcile reports using available SQL tools
k. Review upgrade documentation related to Clarity features and released Crystal reporting content, and determine how to implement the changes
l. Act as subject matter expert for Clarity data model
a. Identify and review the appropriate technological solutions for various reporting needs
b. Investigate potential applications and utilities that may be useful in performing job functions, and perform the research and testing necessary to confirm or reject their use. Communicate findings to team/supervisor
3. Reporting Project Management
a. Work with Manager, Director, or Project Manager to identify tasks and timelines for the implementation of solutions in support of business objectives. Based on technical specifications, provide estimates for development times for reporting
b. Based on technical specifications, provide estimates for development times for reporting
c. Report project activity and status in writing according to prescribed format and interval to designated management, and assist less experienced employees in status reporting
d. Handle multiple activities simultaneously, prioritize effectively, and meet overlapping deadlines
e. Identify, resolve or escalate project issues to appropriate individuals in a reasonable period of time
4. Development Management
a. Maintain version histories of reports, views, and other reporting development artifacts as they are developed and modified, as well as administer the source control server.
b. Assist and support the training of less experienced IT employees
c. Observe change control procedures and when possible, ensure changes can be rolled back
d. Assist other report developers in correctly setting up their development computer, and in the maintenance of the requirements for a correct and complete configuration
e. Assist with training other report developers in the specifics of Epic’s technologies and the HHS implementation of them
f. Assist other team members with difficulties encountered due to unexpected data difficulties, system behavior, or indeterminable data locations
g. Develop reports and supporting objects according to agreed-upon best practices and the defined EMR report development process
h. Suggest best practices and optimizations for team report development within the EMR team
i. Participate in team report/code reviews, and demonstrate various technologies that are currently in use by the development team, or new technologies that may enhance the development process
j. Ensure development artifacts are adequately commented to ensure ease of maintenance
k. Assist Manager/Director with interviewing potential candidates
5. Professional Development
a. Obtain/Maintain certifications for the technologies in employee’s area of responsibility
b. Develop and maintain proficiency in the use of those applications, utilities, technologies, and skills required for the fulfillment of the job functions required of the Epic analytic developer role