Population Health Epic Application Analyst III

JOB SUMMARY: The Population Health Epic Application Analyst III will be responsible for validating and interpreting data to support population health management analytical tools and applications. The analyst assists in optimizing workflow processes through building applications that are standardized to meet the health system needs. The analyst will be required to maintain Epic certification for the application(s) they support. The position will require strong communication and analytical skills to interpret appropriate clinical and non-clinical requests. This position is seen as a subject matter expert and will lead DVACO governance committees and maintain ongoing relationships with vender management, DVACO leadership, POD (Jefferson and MLH) leadership, key third party staff, internal constituents and external customers at participating CIN organizations to gather information, share data and effectively move projects forward. Stays current with vender applications and manages upgrades and new releases across internal and external stakeholders. Provides guidance to less experienced analysts and proactively coaches and mentors others throughout the system. ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Ability to serve department as a subject matter expert. Works with Vice Presidents, Medical Directors, Clinical Operations, Finance, Network Contracting, IT and other POD departments or stakeholders. Provides supervisory guidance to less experienced analysts. Proactively coaches and mentors others throughout the system. Fully responsible for interpreting, organizing, executing, coordinating, evaluating, and communicating complex projects under the guidelines of leadership Demonstrates knowledge in the relevance/importance of work and its impact on operations Participates in all required meetings, educational overview sessions, product implementation and review sessions as communicated by leadership Communicates effectively within informal and formal channels, including written communications, presentations and informal communications with peers, management and business partners. Interacts...

Population Health Application Analyst III

JOB SUMMARY: The Population Health Application Analyst III will be responsible for validating and interpreting data to support population health management analytical tools and applications. This position is seen as a subject matter expert and will lead DVACO governance committees and maintain ongoing relationships with vender management, DVACO leadership, POD (Jefferson and MLH) leadership, key third party staff, internal constituents and external customers at participating CIN organizations to gather information, share data and effectively move projects forward. Stays current with vender applications and manages upgrades and new releases across internal and external stakeholders. Provides guidance to less experienced analysts and proactively coaches and mentors others throughout the system. ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Ability to serve department as a subject matter expert. Works with Vice Presidents, Medical Directors, Clinical Operations, Finance, Network Contracting, IT and other POD departments or stakeholders. Provides supervisory guidance to less experienced analysts. Proactively coaches and mentors others throughout the system. Fully responsible for interpreting, organizing, executing, coordinating, evaluating, and communicating complex projects under the guidelines of leadership Demonstrates knowledge in the relevance/importance of work and its impact on operations Participates in all required meetings, educational overview sessions, product implementation and review sessions as communicated by leadership Communicates effectively within informal and formal channels, including written communications, presentations and informal communications with peers, management and business partners. Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with DVACO values. Develops a deep understanding of the functionality of the population health applications to consult and strategize on complex issues and implement solutions Accountable for all aspects of payer contracts integration and implementation; data acquisition and data management, advanced SAS or...

Operations Coordinator

JOB SUMMARY: The Operations Coordinator position will support the DVACO operational processes by assisting in the monthly maintenance and change management of key population health applications, leading compliance processes and leading specific initiatives. This coordinator produces status reports for assigned projects, performs IT administrative functions and produces monthly application promotion schedule and compliance audit documentation applicable to population health applications. Provides “hands on” support to the DVACO analysts within the DVACO Operations teams. ESSENTIAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Proactively identify, resolve and/or escalate issues that could impact operations and project schedules. Work with Project Team, Management, and Vendor resources to remediate technical, operational or resource problems to maintain timeline. Manage ongoing IT and HIPPA compliance processes and requests. Present project status at executive level meetings as requested, demonstrating knowledge of business impact and utility with the information available. Insure that information communicated is clear, avoids use of technical jargon and is geared to audience and their operational concerns. Coordinate minor and major releases related to the DVACO applications within their responsible area; responsible for developing work plans related to the installation and implementation of applicable changes and applicable application releases. Work with the Project Manager, to track issues and approved change requests from submission through completion in organization’s population health applications. Generate monthly application refresh schedules for designated population health applications. Support application end user management by regularly evaluating audit reports, reviewing active users for appropriate access changes and creating new users in concordance with DVACO systems access request processes. Responsible for all communication to end users of the population health tools and for keeping users informed of data processing schedules, development...

Becker’s Hospital Review Names 110 ACOs to Know

Becker’s Hospital Review has named the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) to their 2017 list of 110 ACOs to Know. The list features a variety of Medicare and commercial payer ACOs, led by hospitals, health systems, physician groups and other organizations, that have experienced success with their quality metrics. “We are honored to be included as one of Becker’s 110 ACOs to Know,” says Katherine Schneider, MD, President of the DVACO. “Since its inception, the DVACO has enrolled more than 200,000 patients who are receiving coordinated care as part of our multi-health system joint venture. DVACO has also become one of the largest ACOs in the country and has experienced tremendous success as one of the top performing ACOs under the Medicare Shared Savings Program. As we continue to grow, DVACO will remain serving as a catalyst for change in the Philadelphia region on how to help providers come together as more than the sum of their parts in their journey from volume to value.” The Becker’s Healthcare editorial team selected ACOs for inclusion based on quality and cost performance, advanced tracks of the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the innovative nature of commercial agreements. ACOs are presented in alphabetical order and are either listed by formal name of the ACO or, if the organization has several contracts, by the name of the health system or provider group associated with those ACOs. The full list can be read here: http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/110-acos-to-know-2017.html.   About the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) is a limited liability company that is owned by Main Line Health...

DVACO Selected as one of 79 Renewing Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs

The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) was selected as one of 79 renewing Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, CMS announced today. Beginning January 1, 2017, a total of 480 Shared Savings Program ACOs are serving over 9 million assigned beneficiaries. “DVACO has become one of the largest ACOs in the country and has experienced tremendous success in both high quality and smarter spending,” says Katherine Schneider, MD, President of the DVACO. “We are honored to have been selected once again to continue our mission of transforming the care delivery model in the Philadelphia region and beyond.” Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced over 359,000 clinicians are confirmed to participate in four of CMS’s Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in 2017. Clinicians who participate in APMs are paid for the quality of care they give to their patients. APMs are an important part of the Administration’s effort to build a system that delivers better care and one in which clinicians work together to have a full understanding of patients’ needs. APMs also strive to ensure that patients are in the center of their care, and that Medicare pays for what works and spends taxpayer money more wisely, resulting in a healthier country. “By listening to physicians and engaging them as partners, CMS has been able to develop innovative payment reforms that bring physicians back to the core practice of medicine – caring for the patient,” said Acting Administrator, Andy Slavitt. “By reducing regulatory burden and paying for quality, CMS is offering solutions that...