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About Us

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.

Job Profile

Job Summary:

The Manager Financial & IS BI position leads and supports system-level activities of a large integrated delivery system. Work product directly impacts information delivered to the Harris Health's Board of Managers and Commissioners Court as well as state and national surveys. Manages complex projects and initiatives across the system, which significantly impact business results, and require a large degree of cross-functional participation/coordination. Primary duties include the effective use of decision support solutions. The position leads and supports the implementation of Finance information systems. This position works in close collaboration with the counterpart BI Manager (IT) supporting many of the same or similar projects and deliverables. In concert with IT, the position provides leadership, on the Finance side, and actively contributes to organizational initiatives in the development of business intelligence (BI) tools. Involved in the design and development of the Harris Health Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence (BI) systems. Assures data integration between multiple software applications, databases and decision support tools. Supports Harris Health System's quality, outcomes and financial initiatives. Supports and actively participates in system-level Data Management Committee and data governance processes.

Will work closely with executive leadership in Finance Decision Support to develop and implement cost accounting in EPSi. Requires extensive experience in healthcare cost accounting. Will entail evaluating current cost accounting process, providing recommendations for improvement, implementing and maintaining the new process

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, IT or Healthcare Administration. Master's degree in aligned disciplines preferred (MBA, MS, MHA, MPA)
Work Experience: 7 years of experience in healthcare informatics, decision support, financial and clinical analysis

Management Experience: 2 years management experience or equivalent

Systems: Allscripts Enterprise Analyst and Decision Support Suite (EPSi), PeopleSoft, Trendstar (McKesson), EMR/Epic, Clarity, SAP Business Objects (Business Intelligence), Oracle SQL

Special Requirements:
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, P.C., MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint

Advanced Education:
Bachelor's Degree Major: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, IT or Healthcare Administration
Master's Degree Major: Master's degree in aligned disciplines preferred (MBA, MS, MHA, MPA)

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 and Access.

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System's benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System's benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless of political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

Job Category

Information Technology

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