Public Health Job Opportunities

Senior Performance Measure Specialist


  • Build and implement standard procedures for planning, organizing and monitoring development of a measure set following standard procedures for development and testing of measures as set forth by National Quality Forum and/or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Conduct the review of evidence and clinical practice guidelines to support measures, working closely with providers, payors, and government partners and vendors. Compile relevant diagnostic codes, data fields, and specifications related to draft measures.
  • Curate detailed reports for stakeholder review.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to conduct an exploratory analysis to identify gaps, trends, and patterns in Social Determinants of Health and other relevant health data to inform performance improvement efforts and measure development priorities.
  • Research analogous measures and ascertain the level of evidence for measures through grading relevant guidelines, primary research and meta-analyses.
  • Coordinate measure testing, including leading recruitment efforts, reviewing data analysis work of partners, communicating with pilot sites and monitoring progress.
  • Prepare project materials, track project progress, arrange meetings, and recruit potential pilot facilities.
  • Support measure development workgroups, including preparing meeting materials, briefing the chair, coordinating information across workgroups and to senior leadership.
  • Define requirements, participate in data validation, and complete report development to support the enterprise, business, population health, analytics, and other stakeholders.
  • Work directly with Analytics and Information Science teams to create data driven reporting and measures that are meaningful and actionable.
  • Partner with Analytics and Information Science teams, stakeholders, and researchers to develop and implement algorithms for performing predictive and prescriptive analytics.
  • Assist in developing project plans and effectively coordinate projects; communicate changes and progress in an effectively and timely manner; complete projects on time and budget; manage project team activities.
  • Participate in relevant organizational process improvement and leadership initiatives.
  • Research and review benchmarking data for comparison, validation and scope. Identifies areas for greatest opportunity for intervention.
  • Create written narrative summaries that outline project purpose, methodology, summary of findings, trends of interest, and opportunities for consideration.
  • Additional projects as assigned. This includes assisting the Population Health team with identifying changes to measures and measure requirements in CMS Quality Payment Programs and proposed and final rule.
  • Attend national quality-related meetings as necessary, and facilitate NEHII representation of staff or volunteers at these meetings. This may include attending on behalf of NEHII with National Quality Forum, HL7 Gravity Project, and other national stakeholders.
  • Develop relationships with key national organizations that impact or are related to NEHII quality and registry activities


  • Bachelor’s degree required with course work in statistics, research methodology and clinical public health, or equivalent experience.
  • Master’s Degree in a Clinical or Public Health field, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or other quantitative discipline strongly preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in research or healthcare.
  • 3+ years of experience in project management.
  • Proficient in analyzing, visualizing, and modeling data to provide insight and actionable recommendations.
  • Basic survey experience (coding, administration, data entry, etc.,) preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with medical quality of care initiatives/projects 
  • Ability to conduct exploratory analysis.
  • Ability to understand issues related to quality initiatives and projects within NEHII on a national level.
  • Ability to think strategically, analyze issues and develop recommendations.
  • Ability to analyze clinical and health services literature and organize findings into tables and reports.
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to handle multiple projects. Ability to meet multiple deadlines/demands with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access & PowerPoint.
  • Exposure to statistical programs (e.g. SPSS, STATA, SAS, R, etc.,) preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate both the technical aspects of the position with relevant parties, e.g., vendors, and the ability to translate and convey technical information to non-technical parties
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work professionally and effectively with colleagues, stakeholders, and customers. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 15 to 20 lbs
  • Ability to work from the La Vista office with reliable and predictable attendance.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position.

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

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