HLS - Statistical Quality Lead
At a glance
Location: US-IL-Chicago Map
Posted: 05/14/2018
Closing: 06/13/2018
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Job description

Measure Development Clinical and Statistical Quality Lead

Company overview:

Practicing Wisely is a collaboration between Dr. Marty Makary – a surgical oncologist and health researcher at Johns Hopkins – and Oliver Wyman, a global management consultancy with a leading Health and Life Sciences practice.

The program evaluates practice variation along specific clinical decisions to provide a window into what care is wasteful. Each measure represents a unique clinical decision for a clearly-defined patient population and is developed in close partnership with leading specialists and considers best available clinical evidence.

Our clients engage Practicing Wisely to put these measures to work in a number of ways, including driving physician behavior change (simply showing physicians how their performance compares to their peers can lead to meaningful reduction in waste) and referral management.


We are a fast-growing start-up that benefits from the expertise and support of leading management consultancy. We are a dynamic and fun team dedicated to improving health care!

Position overview:

The Measure Development clinical quality lead will be responsible for establishing and running processes to ensure that the measure development team produces statistically and clinically robust measures.


Key responsibilities

•         Work with our measure development team to ensure the statistical and clinical quality of the measures we develop

•         Help set direction for exploration and creation of new measures and work with Practicing Wisely leadership team to set direction for broader measure library development

•         Communicate measure development approach and details of individual measures internally and to potential and current clients

•         Interface with Practicing Wisely’s clinical team and with external physicians and other clinicians to refine and validate our measures and generate new measure ideas

•         Over time, potential for greater operational leadership of the measure development team



Skills and background required

•         Academic and professional background

o   Bachelor’s degree, with further specialization required in a field related to clinical data and quality

o   Minimum 3 years of experience in clinical quality research or professional experience in this fields

o   Strong familiarity with clinical decision making required – clinical training (ideally a physician or Advanced Practicing Clinician) is preferred

o   Comfort with large datasets and statistical techniques required (see technical skills)

o   Understanding of the US healthcare landscape and private and public quality improvement efforts preferred

o   Experience working with insurance claims data preferred


•         Other technical skills

o   Comfort in Excel, SQL and/or SAS required

o   Comfort in other software languages a plus (Python, VBA, etc.)

•         Other professional skills

o   Strong presentation ability preferred

o   Strong execution and organization skills

o   Leadership experience (teams of 2+) preferred


Location and Travel

•         Candidates can be located in either Chicago or New York

•         Role involves semi-frequent travel (e.g. monthly) to communicate with clients, work with components of the team that are based in other offices.

HLS - Statistical Quality Lead