Positions in this function are responsible for the management and manipulation of mostly structured data, with a focus on building business intelligence tools, conducting analysis to distinguish patterns and recognize trends, performing normalization operations and assuring data quality. Depending on the specific role and business line, example responsibilities in this function could include creating specifications to bring data into a common structure, creating product specifications and models, developing data solutions to support analyses, performing analysis, interpreting results, developing actionable insights and presenting recommendations for use across the company. Roles in this function could partner with stakeholders to understand data requirements and develop tools and models such as segmentation, dashboards, data visualizations, decision aids and business case analysis to support the organization. Other roles involved could include producing and managing the delivery of activity and value analytics to external stakeholders and clients. Team members will typically use business intelligence, data visualization, query, analytic and statistical software to build solutions, perform analysis and interpret data. Positions in this function work on predominately descriptive and regression-based analytics and tend to leverage subject matter expert views in the design of their analytics and algorithms. This function is not intended for employees performing the following work: production of standard or self-service operational reporting, casual inference led (healthcare analytics) or data pattern recognition (data science) analysis; and/or image or unstructured data analysis using sophisticated theoretical frameworks.Primary Responsibilities:Conduct gap analysis to compare the client's data structure and content to that of the standard implementation for that EMR or billing sourceLook through the client's data to locate data elements of interest to our application. Complex cases involve reconciliation of data in multiple locations, clever ways of imputing information from sub-par data, and de-duplication strategies Map client local terminologies to Optum One standard conceptsWork closely with clinical informatics specialists in domains such as lab and medication dataWriting specifications for engineers regarding how to process dataWork closely with engineering and operations teams as the client is implemented, to answer questions and resolve data issues that ariseBe responsible for monthly review of client data and dictionary updates and implementing appropriate revisions to Optum Analytics mapping tablesInvestigate data anomalies to determine root cause, specify appropriate changes and work with engineering and operations teams as the change is implemented and testedResearch client questions on data results by identifying underlying data elements leveraged and providing descriptions of data transformations involvedContribute to technical documentation of specifications and processesParticipate in the ongoing invention, testing and use of tools used by the team to improve processes and bring scale
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in health sciences, health information systems, engineering, computer science, mathematics or related field1+ years of experience working with patient health care data2+ years of experience working with data, analyzing data and understanding data3+ years of experience working with SQL or another data analysis language (SAS, R, MATLAB)Understanding of relational data bases and their principles of operationIntermediate skills using Microsoft ExcelPreferred Qualifications:Ability to query large data sets using SQL and query optimization skills.Working knowledge of health information systemsClinical or medical data analysis or management experience highly preferredUnderstanding of clinical processes and vocabulary Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world?s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.Job Keywords: Analyst, Data, SAS, R, MATLAB, SQL, Healthcare, EMR, Claims, Excel, Boston, MA, Massachusetts
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.