LTSSMaryland Business Analyst (IT Specialist) (Job #493589),
The Hilltop Institute (www.hilltopinstitute.org) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is seeking an LTSSMaryland Business Analyst (IT Specialist) to join our Technology Innovation team. Hilltop is a university-based, non-partisan research organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of people and communities. Hilltop conducts research, policy analysis, and sophisticated data analytics to support health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. Hilltop is at the forefront of national efforts to find data-driven solutions to complex problems facing state policymakers as publicly funded health care systems transition to new models that reward quality and value over volume.
With access to an extensive onsite data warehouse that includes Medicare and Medicaid administrative data, hospital discharge data, nursing home assessment data, and long-term services and supports (LTSS) assessment and program participant data, Hilltop’s Technology Innovation team provides statistical programming, web applications, data visualizations and reports, and project management services to various external and internal clients for policy analysis, program evaluation, and rate setting. Of the suite of products supported by the team, the MMIS-based decision support system (DSS) is utilized by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), as well as the public at large. The team is currently developing a next generation DSS, called the DataPort, which uses a Tableau® front end and provides additional data exploration capabilities. The team also supports LTSSMaryland, a person-centered information system supporting a broad array of care functions of home and community-based waivers/programs and with business processes revolving around the main client record, providing users with a detailed chronology of participant interactions. In addition, the team leads Hilltop’s project management process using the Agile methodology. Other Hilltop clients include the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC), as well as federal government and several state Medicaid agencies.
Hilltop’s Technology Innovation team is experiencing growth as it develops Hilltop’s vision for technologic innovation and works to translate that vision into strategic priorities and work plans. The team is working to solidify Hilltop’s standing as a leading data-driven state health policy research organization while maintaining compliance with HIPAA and other regulatory requirements related to data management and security.
The incumbent will support the development, implementation, ongoing management, and continuous improvement process for the development of LTSSMaryland. The incumbent will work with senior Hilltop LTSSMaryland staff to assist internal and external clients with translating ambiguous requests into functional requirements and technical specifications. Such requests may include new development, modifications to existing system functionality, or other data/report requests.
Specific duties include:
- Assisting with expanding the scope of LTSSMaryland through the incorporation of additional Medicaid program and services modules, evaluation tools, and expanding current functionality by participating on a project team that includes working directly with MDH staff and software development contractors.
- Reviewing LTSSMaryland system artifacts including product backlog reviews, end-user materials, change request documents, work orders, user stories, and use cases to ensure client requirements are adequately documented.
- Participating in monthly user acceptance testing to ensure that system functionality meets the MDH’s requirements and previously identified defects have been resolved.
- Producing basic reports by using the LTSSMaryland ad hoc reporting tool.
- Assisting with system trainings for LTSSMaryland
- Participating on project teams using Agile and scrum methodologies.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
Requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in public policy, public administration, or information systems. Must have good oral and written communication skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office. This is an entry-level position and Hilltop is committed to training the successful candidate.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in business process analysis, information system development, and/or project management and is pursuing a career in health care research or policy. Interest and/or experience with aging and disability programs and publicly funded health insurance programs such as Medicare and Medicaid is a plus.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is full-time, offers opportunity for professional growth and the full university benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified candidates. Note: this is a grant-funded position wherein employment is contingent upon the renewal of the grant.
While this position is onsite at The Hilltop Institute’s offices located on the UMBC campus, options for part-time telework/remote work are available.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, but for best consideration, submit a cover letter (indicating Job #493589), resume, and the contact information for three professional references in three separate Word or PDF attachments by January 14, 2022, to the Technology Innovation LTSSMaryland Business Analyst Search Committee at:
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January 11, 2022