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Founded in 2005, The Michigan Data Collaborative is a data collection, enrichment and delivery team created to provide a neutral and secure location for large, longitudinal population healthcare data to be aggregated, analyzed, and reported for the purposes of supporting statewide care transformation efforts and health services quality improvement.
The Data Architect will be responsible for information architecture and data flow processes for MDC data integration and warehousing operations. This will include data modeling, conversion, and validation, as well as overseeing and performing ETL and data extract tasks.
Design and Development: Design overall data collection, check, and conversion process. Define technical architecture and environment, including bringing in appropriate technologies and tools to accomplish the process requirements. Define development plans, determine work assignments required to implement the plan, and oversee the execution of implementation and testing tasks. Review, understand, and document the current operational and data maintenance processes to establish support for current and future analytic and reporting capabilities. Develop requirement and specification documentation for data mapping and data transformation processes.
Data Management, Build, and Maintenance: Collect, analyze, edit check, load, maintain, refresh, and extract data into data structures (databases, data warehouses, data marts). Create and maintain ETL workflows to create derived data fields and tables. Identify and analyze incoming data sources, assess data quality and fit for use, and define processes and procedures to load data into data structures. Define and document input data formats and layouts. Provide input and guidance into and schema database design. Plan for appropriate data updates, archival and backup procedures, and extractions. Define and execute workflow of moving data from the database into statistical and analytical systems.
Requirements Gathering: Work closely with analysts, application developers, and customers to define and understand business needs which will be met by measures, reports, and analysis based on the data collected and loaded into data structures. Translate the requirements into data specs and design data structures which will meet those needs. Develop and execute procedures to ensure data needs of projects are met.
Communication: Communicate status of work to project leadership and team members. Contribute knowledge of industry, data, issues, and information across the team and to customers. Participate in strategic planning for approved projects and research, and evaluate technical solutions for new development and ongoing issues.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
3-5 years experience working with Informatica or equivalent ETL application
5+ years of experience in the healthcare industry, preferably in the state of Michigan, with either Payer or Provider organizations, or consulting organizations working with Payers and/or Providers
Experience working with various healthcare data suppliers and defining data mapping for healthcare data fields
5 or more years of experience in:
Designing, developing, and building data structures for databases, data warehouses, and/or data marts
Collecting and loading data into data structures, including familiarity with different storage methods for data which changes over time; expertise in defining and assessing input data formats and layouts
Maintaining and refreshing data loaded into data structures
Performing data quality analysis and edit checking, and assessing fit for use
Knowledge of chronic disease definitions and research
Experience working with healthcare data types (claims, enrollment, clinical, pharmaceutical, and others)
Experience working with healthcare data cost/quality methodologies and measures such as Episode Groupers, Inpatient Admission build processes; risk scoring, standard costing, HEDIS and NCQA specifications, DRG/MDC classifications, and others
Familiarity with healthcare procedure and diagnosis (ICD-9 & 10, CPT-4, HCPCS) coding systems
Experience working with regulated healthcare data, including patient-identifiable, PHI, and data covered under HIPAA provisions
Experience in working with analysts, end users, and customers to identify and understand healthcare information requirements and translating them into data structures which will support those needs
Experience in establishing data structure standards, separate development/test/production environments, and a database development and release process
Experience developing and maintaining internal documentation and specifications for data load, test, extract, maintenance, and refresh procedures and processes
Experience with documenting and analyzing workflow and data management processes as well as creating solutions to support these processes
Proven track record of delivering data projects on time and fit for use
Solid and effective written, interpersonal, oral communication, and presentation skills
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability
Ability to work effectively on a team
Willingness and strong aptitude to learn new technologies and assume responsibilities
Ability to work in a dynamic development environment and adjust to changing priorities, processes, and project plans
Experience working with BI tools such as Tableau, Business Objects, and/or Crystal Reports
Experience in using SQL to query Oracle databases
Knowledge of population management, evidence-based care reporting, healthcare cost and utilization reporting, and patient centered medical home concepts
Knowledge of the UM computing environment
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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