Health care analysts are generally responsible for keeping an office’s medical records in an organized fashion, as well as creating chart compilations and reviewing data inputted by other staff members. Their work plays a huge role in creating the trends that must be documented in order to see different statistics in any field in medicine.
Depending on where a health care analyst works, they may contribute their organized data to studies aimed toward understanding the most up-to-date analyses of how hospitals, offices, and nursing homes are operating. They also prepare monthly status reports for a hospital or office in areas such as medical budgeting and comparisons to other medical facilities. Health care analysts also contribute to keeping patients and staff comfortable and happy by assisting when working through customer service questions and concerns.
Time management skills and strong organizational skills are highly beneficial for this position, and a bachelor’s degree in health care administration or a related field may be a minimum requirement, while many employers prefer a master’s degree. Almost all work is done indoors in a climate-controlled environment and these analysts may occasionally need to attend meetings at different locations, but work primarily in a single- or multi-office setting.
Health Care Analyst Tasks
Prepare policy briefs, reports, public hearing testimonies, presentations, and petitions.
Work with policy makers to implement solutions.
Provide solutions to community health and social problems by conducting and analyzing research.
May conduct site visits to assess operations and costs of health care programs.