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Research Analyst (TIDE)

Company: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Location: Boston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI) is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our organization the Division of Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) within Harvard Medical School's Department of Population Medicine ( as a Research Analyst. TIDE is the home of several large, complex, multi-institutional research initiatives based within health systems using electronic health data that support major national public health activities. Our mission is to improve health care delivery and population health through research and education, in partnership with health plans, delivery systems, and public health agencies. The Research Analyst plays a crucial role in supporting key initiatives in TIDE's portfolio.The Research Analyst will perform a variety of observational research related activities, including but not limited to technical requirements preparation, SAS data management, and formal report preparation. This role will support the Sentinel Initiative, an FDA-funded medical product surveillance system, which uses existing administrative and electronic health care data from multiple collaborating and Data Partner institutions around the country ( The Research Analyst may also support projects funded by academic or industry sponsors.Job DescriptionWHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
  • Coordinate data management and data analysis.
  • Participate in or lead discussions with internal investigators and other analysts to understand and interpret questions, create technical specifications/requirements, and provide guidance and suggestions based on scientific and operational experience. Communicate with diverse groups of collaborators.
  • Assist in the management of quality control testing of analytic programs (e.g., SAS), in accordance with internal standards and guidelines. Create and maintain programs to perform analyses and generate routine and ad hoc reports, in close consultation with investigators, statisticians and senior programmers
  • Analyze large medical claims and/or electronic health record datasets.
  • Create and revise documentation, as appropriate. Prepare summary reports and presentations.
  • Perform out-of-the-box thinking, collaborate with others, and make a difference every day!
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.RequirementsWHAT YOU NEED:
    • Bachelor's degree required; master's degree in public health, health services research, health policy, economics, epidemiology, or similar field preferred.
    • 1 to 5 years of relevant experience conducting epidemiological evaluations, or working with administrative healthcare and electronic health record data. General understanding / background in healthcare and sound knowledge of scientific research methods.
    • Knowledge of common electronic healthcare coding systems (e.g., NDC, RxNorm CUI, LOINC, ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM, HCPCS). Intermediate SAS programming skills. Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, dependable, motivated, and willing to learn new tasks. Strong written and oral communications. Able to operate independently and with good judgment.
    • Resilient, collaborative, flexible, innovative.What we build together changes our customer's health for the better. We are looking for talented and innovative people to join our team. Come join us!Please note: As of January 18, 2022, all employees - including remote employees - must be fully vaccinated. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Point32Health is an equal opportunity employer, and will consider reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.About Point32HealthThe combination of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care represents the coming together of two of New England's most iconic nonprofit health care companies. Representing nearly 90 years of combined service to our members and the community, together we are building upon our diverse legacies and innovative collaboration by making it our purpose to guide and empower healthier lives for our members - no matter their age, health, race, identity, or income.That's why we've named our new corporate entity Point32Health. The Point32Health name is inspired by the 32 points on a compass. It speaks to the critical role we play in guiding and empowering the people we serve to achieve healthier lives.Point32Health is our corporate name. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Tufts Health Plan and our other brands will continue to show up as they do today-trusted, high-quality health plans for people across the country.As Point32Health, we strive to be a different kind of nonprofit health and well-being company, with a broad range of health plans, and innovative tools that make navigating health and well-being easier, guiding our members at every step of their health care journey to better health outcomes. We are committed to providing high-quality and affordable health care, improving the health and wellness of our members, and creating healthier communities across the country.This job has been posted by TalentBoost on behalf of Point32Health. TalentBoost is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of TalentBoost not to discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.Req ID: R4134#TalentBoostPoint32Health

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