What does a Healthcare Analyst do?

Healthcare analysts compile, organize, analyze, and interpret data related to healthcare, including patient treatment and healthcare products. They conduct research, implement data organization and analysis systems, and prepare reports and other documentation. They identify trends and gather industry insights, which may include competitive intelligence. They work closely in conjunction with other teams to develop strategies for using this data to gain a competitive advantage, improve operations, or better serve clients.

Healthcare analysts typically have a bachelor’s degree and a background with roles involving the management and analysis of healthcare data. They must be proficient in the use of common data analysis tools and database platforms such as SQL Server and office programs like Excel. These roles require strong organizational and communication skills and problem-solving capabilities.

What responsibilities are common for Healthcare Analyst jobs?
  • Provide ad hoc and regular data analysis, metrics, and trending of investigations.
  • Assure that the proper people receive problem reports as soon as detected.
  • Present investigation metrics to Senior Leadership during quarterly compliance committee meetings and other settings as needed.
  • Support external partnerships with outside counsel and audit firms as required.
  • Operate effectively and efficiently within a complex, matrixed, and fast paced environment.
  • Act as a liaison between hospital data sources used to compare performance
  • Design, develop, and configure interfaces and reports to support operational workflows.
  • Deliver accurate and on-time deliverables, including reports, cost estimates, models, and ad-hoc analysis.
  • Learn and perform all function of the integrated pest management program, including administration, scheduling, inspections, sampling, treatments, inventories, equipment maintenance, record keeping, report writing, and customer relations .
  • Knowledgeable of the major business units of the company which relate to work responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President and Communications team on the communications strategy and materials that elevate relevant research, policy developments, and approaches.
  • Conduct performance analysis reports including trends, projections, external comparisons, and correlations.
  • Analyze and recommend opportunities and financial impacts of strategic partnerships, new Medicaid programs, and key Medicaid ACO related initiatives.
What are the typical qualifications for Healthcare Analyst jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, business administration, computer science or mathematics, or equivalent experience.
  • Strict attention to detail and an eye for continuous improvement.
  • Solid critical thinking and analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership and collaboration abilities, along with solid time management and problem solving skills.
  • Strong command of English language, experience with writing protocols, and good communication skills.
  • Comfortable working with statistics.
  • Strong computing and scripting skills.
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Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Healthcare Analyst make?

$65,947 /yr
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Healthcare Analyst Career Path

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Feb 9, 2023

“Nice place to work and it was a very easy and straightforward position.”

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Jul 20, 2021

“Moving positions within the company is not frowned upon and can be used to advance career.”

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Oct 27, 2021

“I had to work with awesome leaders who supported me to be successful with my position.”

Public Consulting GroupPublic Consulting Group
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Jan 4, 2021

“Optional holidays and holiday pay.”

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Apr 28, 2022

“Pay is not the best when it comes to labor”

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Feb 25, 2021

“Work from home was nice”

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Mar 2, 2021

“pay is a little low compared to others but i don’t reply care !!”

Insight GlobalInsight Global
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Aug 13, 2021

“Schedule was very nice”

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