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Senior Data Scientist, Population Health

Health Innovations, LLC

This is a Contract position in Walton, NY posted October 6, 2020.

Senior Data Scientist, Population Health 


Company Overview: 

Mount Sinai, one of the leading US health systems with a top-ranked academic medical center, medical school and faculty practice is accelerating a transition to a business model based on population health by launching Mount Sinai Health Partners (MSHP). It’s a new 400+ employee team dedicated to Population Health and Value Based initiatives.  To support these strategies, Health Innovations is partnering with MSHP to recruit a world-class team comprised of talented analysts and data scientists. Specifically, we are looking for individuals who are passionate about developing a true system of care that creates value for customers and patients. 


Position Overview: 

Experience in a Provider and/or Payer Healthcare organization is a prerequisite for this position. 

  • The successful candidate has an advanced understanding of the healthcare domain, technical data manipulation and analytic development skills.   
  • Collaborate across the organization with both clinical and operational teams/stakeholders.  
  • Develop sophisticated analytics which provide information, insights and business intelligence solutions that contribute to sound strategic planning, decision-making, goal setting, and effective performance measurement.  
  • Comfortable using multiple data sources, including: Enrollment, claims, pharmacy, clinical, contract, medical management, financial, administrative and other corporate data from both modeled and disparate internal and external sources. 
  • Collaborate with analytics team to identify requirements for reporting and/or business intelligence tools. 
  • Leveraging advanced statistical analysis methods to create insightful recommendations and conclusions that will be communicated to the stakeholder. 
  • Develops and present reports, analyses and findings to senior management. 
  • Takes a proactive role as liaison/analyst for internal stakeholders, understands their needs and translates them into reporting and analytic solutions. 


Typical responsibilities include one or more of the following. 

  • Contracting and Commercialization – modeling and forecasting contract scenarios, measuring ongoing performance and identify trends in performance to inform our clinical or contracting staff to improve contract outcomes. 
  • Care Management – identify, understand and prioritize at-risk members in need of care management. Helps stratify our membership to optimally use resources to focus on the patients most in need, currently or in the future. 
  • Medical Directors – identify utilization trends and variations across the different categories of health care services to assist the Medical Directors to focus their efforts to maximize contract performance and clinical effectiveness. 
  • Quality and Documentation – link payer quality and documentation opportunities into operational analytic processes to maximize our quality scores, top line revenue and optimize the use of resources in concert with MS Health System contracts. 


Education and Experience: 

  • BA or BS degree minimum, in a relevant field of study; Master’s degree preferred.  
  • 5 years minimum in analytics development expertise, preferably in healthcare for a health provider, health plan or accountable care organization. 
  • Experience as liaison/analyst for internal stakeholders, including Senior Leadership and Clinicians.  
  • MUST have proficiency in SQL, and preference for strong abilities with R, Python or SAS
  • Working knowledge of a healthcare EMR such as Epic/Clarity.