Clinical analysts work to regulate and improve clinical practices and standards within their organization. They help optimize workflow and their institution's clinical information systems. These analysts must interpret data, find solutions to organizational issues, and help implement those solutions as needed. Clinical analysts work within a strict set of organizational guidelines, which must also comply with relevant federal, state, and local laws. Clinical analysts must stay up to date with changes to relevant laws and regulations. They must also constantly work to create a more efficient and productive workflow while remaining within regulatory guidelines.
Clinical analysts work closely with colleagues in a wide variety of situations. They collaborate in compiling and understanding relevant data before analyses are performed. In addition to finding ways to optimize workflow, clinical analysts act as a liaison between medical personnel and other departments. Clinical analysts typically work during regular business hours, although weekend and evening work may be required depending on the needs of their employer.
A bachelor's degree in a life science or social science field - or another related discipline - is required in this position. Organizational skills are essential, as is experience in a related setting. Proficiency in basic computer software is needed, including within the healthcare portals and systems used by their institution. A background with databases and information technology is often preferred.
Clinical Analyst Tasks
Train staff and users to work with computer systems and programs.
Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.
Create and run data reports on periodic and adhoc basis.
Develop programs and databases to assist staff in accurately capturing and recording data for study and validation.