Job Description


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

Job Summary:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.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)
2.Work Experience (Years and Area):7 years of experience in healthcare informatics, decision support, financial and clinical analysis
3.Management Experience (Years and Area):2 years management experience or equivalent

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

Special Requirements: (Check Applicable Areas)
1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking)
Writing /Composing Correspondence/Reports

2.Other Skills:
Medical Terms
MS Word
MS Excel
MS Access
MS PowerPoint

3. Advanced Education:

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

4. 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.

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