IBM Watson Health- Data Scientist, Content Delivery & Analytics in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Job Description

The Data Scientist on the Content Delivery & Analytics Team implements content into the Watson Health EPM application, in the form of quality or utilization measure logic, registries and attribution logic. Performs initial quality assessment of the content, investigation into data or logic issues, and root cause analysis of unexpected content results. Routine tasks are varied and cross-functional, including loading software code into a production environment, operating in a software version control system, data analysis using SQL, referencing and/or developing technical specifications for client-specific content or customizations to standard content, creation of analytic reports and routinely working with and talking about healthcare data. Knowledge of standard healthcare ontologies desired. Additionally, the Content Delivery & Analytics Team provides technical support to the client delivery teams, occasionally interacting with the client to provide solutions to data-related problems. Interactions with other technical teams in Platform Services occurs routinely, as well as Application Support and Software Engineering.

Essential Duties

  • Implement the Content per the Customer Requirements.

  • Customize the quality measures, registries or provider attribution logic written in Explorys Measure Definition Language (MDL), an XML programming language, to the specifications of the Customer.

  • Validate the quality of all measures and QA the Measure application.

  • Assess/evaluate and triage the issues that are reported during Customer Implementation or User Acceptance Testing.

  • Collaborate with Delivery Team in understanding the severity of the issue reported, and working closely with Delivery Lead, perform a root cause analysis of the issue.

  • Collaborate and coordinate activities with other team members within Platform Services (Integrations, METLs, Standardization).

  • Evaluate quality measures from organizations like the National Quality Forum (NQF), Inpatient Quality Initiative (IQI), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

  • Support Delivery and Platform Services in understanding and processing the data in our system.

  • Communicate in a detailed and professional manner with internal teams and occasionally the client.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in coding language such as XML, HTML

  • Proficiency with SQL on large datasets

  • Experience using Tableau, Cognos, SAS, SPSS, or other analytic tools a plus

  • Python or other scripting language, Java, HADOOP, HBASE exposure a plus

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 1 year of experience in a clinical and/or technical environment or a degree in Health Information Management (HIM), Bioinformatics or another related field

  • 1 year experience in database management, data analysis, data science

  • 1 year SQL experience or other query language

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 3 year of experience in a clinical and/or technical environment or a degree in Health Information Management (HIM), Bioinformatics or another related field

  • 3 year experience in database management, data analysis, data science

  • 3 year SQL experience or other query language

  • 1 years experience working within Healthcare IT or healthcare operations

  • 1 year exposure to healthcare claims data

  • 1 year of Clinical Quality measures (ACO, HEDIS, PQRS, CPC+, etc)

  • 1 year of clinical classification systems and clinical vocabularies and nomenclature, such as ICD-10, CPT, LOINC, SNOMED-CT, and RxNorm

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.