Healthcare Data Specialist

Bluecross Blueshield Of Tennessee, Inc. Chattanooga , TN 37402

Posted 3 months ago

Information Delivery provides expertise and analysis needed to support the business in making comprehensive decisions for healthcare cost and quality improvement. As a key member of the Information Delivery team, the Healthcare Data Specialist supports the business with consultation and analysis using health care data.

Job Description:

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support business owners through consultation

  • Partner with internal customers to define business needs, issues, and translate ideas into effective strategies and action plans

  • Effectively communicate and provide explanations of complex information with a broad range of customers and non-technical audiences

  • Establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the corporation to support department, division and BCBST corporate goals and objectives. This may include (but is not limited to):

  • Helping others better understand key metrics

  • Identifying areas/populations to target for intervention

  • Analyzing data to understand how best to impact outcomes

  • Work independently with limited supervision and complete various projects thoroughly, accurately and timely as assigned by management

  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines among multiple concurrent projects, project teams, and or management staff

  • May conduct presentations/training to provide end users with domain specific knowledge

  • Work with internal customers to solve complex problems

  • Work with internal customers to document business requirements and business rules to develop reports and dashboards

  • Gain experience in understanding the lifecycle of health care data from source to target, including a comprehensive understanding of how the business uses the data

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in any field + 4 years of experience OR Master's Degree with 2 + years of experience

  • Quantitative/research discipline preferred (e.g., Biostatistics, Biology, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Quantitative Social Sciences, Information Systems)


  • Four (4+) or more years of experience in analytics, reporting, and data utilizing industry standard tools required

  • Four (4+) or more years of experience working in a managed care setting is preferred


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (including presentation and team facilitation) required

  • Solid organizational and interpersonal skills are required

  • Strong analytical skills with understanding of basic statistics and algebra required

  • Highly proficient use of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint is required

  • Understanding of project management techniques; preferably those that involve multiple business stakeholders is preferred

  • Working knowledge of at least one Database Query Language such as SAS or SQL is preferred

  • Experience utilizing industry recognized quality tools is preferred

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BCBST BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc.

BCBST is an Equal Opportunity employer (EEO), and all employees and applicants will be entitled to equal employment opportunities when employment decisions are made. BCBST will take affirmative action to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, or membership in a historically under-represented group.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee via-email, the Internet or any other method without a valid, written Direct Placement Agreement in place for this position from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee HR/Talent Acquisition will not be considered. No fee will be paid in the event the applicant is hired by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as a result of the referral or through other means.

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To further our mission of peace of mind through better health, effective 2017, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and its subsidiaries no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, gum, patch, lozenges and electronic or smokeless cigarettes) in any form in Tennessee and where state law permits. A tobacco or nicotine free hiring practice is part of an effort to combat serious diseases, as well as to promote health and wellness for our employees and our community. All offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check which includes an illegal drug and tobacco/nicotine test. An individual whose post offer screening result is positive for illegal drugs or tobacco/nicotine and/or whose background check is verified to be unsatisfactory, will be disqualified from employment, the job offer will be withdrawn, and they may be disqualified from applying for employment for six (6) months from the date of the post offer screening results.

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Healthcare Data Specialist

Bluecross Blueshield Of Tennessee, Inc.