Analyst, Data Submission & Data Quality

  • Job Tracking ID: 566
  • Job Location: Lenexa, KS
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: February 16, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:


The Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care. Representing 220 members, CHA is the voice of children’s hospitals nationally. Children’s hospitals are essential providers, setting the standard for the highest quality pediatric care while training the next generation of pediatricians. With its members, CHA champions policies that enable children’s hospitals to better serve children; leverages its position as the pediatric leader in data analytics to facilitate national collaborative and research efforts to improve performance; and spreads best practices to benefit the nation’s children. CHA has offices in Lenexa, KS, and Washington, DC.


This position is primarily responsible for facilitating timely and accurate hospital data submissions in the area of hospital financial, operations, and human resource data. This position directs hospital clients in appropriate mapping of hospital departments, job titles, general ledger accounts and charge codes to standardized terms used to ensure data comparability. This position improves the delivery of reliable content thorough documentation of both processes and terminology strategies to generate repeatable and standardized outcomes. The secondary responsibility of this position is advancing the comparability of data by proactively identifying areas of opportunity, establishing data quality standards and collaborating across teams to create solutions of improvement.


  • Facilitate the data submission process for member hospitals by leveraging available technologies to manage both hospital data content and our classification systems. Provide definitions, guidelines examples, and collaborate with Association staff and hospital members to ensure reliable comparisons.

  • Proactively engage hospital members to coordinate all aspects of the data submission process by providing hospital specific project management plans with milestones to ensure timely and complete data submissions. Provide routine status reports of all hospitals throughout the data submission process.

  • Provide exemplary customer service including but not limited to; document changes, making adjustments to data submission project plans, and through timely resolution of data content issues.

  • Develop and refine documentation for data content, processes and terminology mappings that benefit both new and existing hospitals.

  • Identify terminology/classification standardization issues and facilitate resolution.


  • Provide subject matter expertise to technical staff to automate the mapping of data to appropriate content terminology.

  • Proactively identify standardization opportunities and implement solutions to ensure quality and comparability for selected content areas.

  • Assess data content gaps and suggest solutions for improving the use by hospital members to continually improve product value.

  • Work with users of the data to research reported data anomalies, identify root causes, and determine remediation steps. Communicate and collaborate across association team members and with hospital members to develop solutions as needed.

  • Develop and implement processes to validate technical changes made to how the data is stored and used.

  • Develop and implement processes to use data from across content areas to help determine the quality of data in a particular content area.

  • Document and disseminate findings to the appropriate users of the data program.

Experience and Skills:


Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge is qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent work experience.

Experience and Special Skills:

  • Knowledge of healthcare billing standards such as UB Revenue Code and CPT4 charge master coding

  • General knowledge of hospital department functions and basic staffing profiles

  • Familiar with healthcare code sets like LOINC, ICD9/10, CPT and SNOMED

  • Demonstrated data exploration/data profiling skills; ability to uncover data quality and data integration challenges, and develop solutions

  • General understanding of database structures

  • Experience writing SQL queries preferred (select/update/delete queries that include concepts like joins and unions)

  • Ability to develop reports using industry standard report writing and BI tools such as Crystal Reports and Business Objects

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Strong analytical, mathematical and problem solving skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail

  • Strong time management skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong teamwork skills

  • Knowledge of personal computers, including Microsoft Word, Access, Visio, Excel and Project applications

Physical requirements

  • Extensive periods of sitting and keyboard/computer work

  • Communicates in person and over the phone

  • May on occasion be required to lift packages up to 25 lbs.

  • Travel: Up to 10%

  • General office environment

  • Regular and predictable attendance