The Improvement Analyst position in UCSF Health’s Strategic Improvement Office is responsible for assisting the transformation of clinical and operational processes by accessing relevant health system data sources (including APeX EMR data) and providing analytic insight of areas of improvement. The Improvement Analyst brings analytic skills to bear on largely unexplored or misunderstood financial, quality and operational data to develop insights on where and how to focus organizational or departmental improvement efforts, and to evaluate if/how improvement efforts are affecting performance indicators and outcomes.
They use knowledge of financial, clinical systems and industry practices to turn generalized opportunities into specific tactics, and advises operational leaders and their teams on how to connect key metrics to the work performed. In collaboration with improvement teams, the Improvement Analyst will be part of a systematic approach to enhancing the quality of patient care, using evidence-based practices and critical thought to improve systems, processes, and patient outcomes.
The Improvement Analyst has strong technical skills with a variety of data sources and architectures, has been involved with complex projects, and has experience to understand and communicate with non-technical users. Projects involve relationships with a variety of teams, including physicians, nurses and frontline staff, Business Intelligence and IT, Quality, Population Health Analytics and Decision Support Services: interest and excitement in partnership across the continuum is critical.
Healthcare reform and systems management paradigms have driven a substantial increase in the variety and volume of data; this is a growth-oriented opportunity to implement healthcare analytics at UCSF Health and transform the way we deliver care.
Last updated by Janet Umenta Aug 8, 2018.