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 three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

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 three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

This position provides project management functions applicable to Health Information Management (HIM), Utilization Management (UM), Coding, and Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) departments. The Manager HIM/UM Project Management will be responsible for assuring of projects related to data management, reporting and statistics, that are delivered with the expected value to the practices and stakeholders. Duties will also include producing and maintaining Utilization Management data reporting, documentation operations, project implementations while working closely with internal departments and vendors.
Ensures that the stakeholders of their respective data analytics work are being fully represented in the day-to-day operations of the Utilization Management department. Duties performed involve weighing and evaluating many factors requiring judgment, analytical ability and problem-solving in dealing with complex data and situations.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree required (healthcare related preferred)
Doctorate Degree in healthcare preferred

Work Experience: Seven (7) Years Work Experience; Combined Hospital Healthcare, I.T., or Clinical Informatics

Management Experience: Seven (7) Years Work Experience; With at least three (3) years staff management experience. Four (4) years project management experience. (IT and/or Clinical Informatics facilitating small and large scale initiatives, preferred)

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Writing/Correspondence, Writing/Reports

Proficiencies: MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, Personal Computer

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Statistical

Work Schedule: Full Time (Telecommute)

Application Instructions

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