A healthcare research analyst is the person who is responsible for finding and analyzing critical data relating to the healthcare market. This is a position which will typically work within an office or research setting. It is often full-time in nature, with analysts working daytime, weekday shifts. This position is one that will generally require a bachelor’s degree in an area related to mathematics, healthcare administration, business, finance, or computer science. The position often also requires at least four years of experience within information management. A healthcare research analyst can work independently or as part of a team within a healthcare facility.
A healthcare research analyst will have a variety of responsibilities relating to their job, including analyzing critical medical data, verifying relevant data, compiling relevant data into reports, using computer applications to research databases, using data to understand trends within healthcare, developing healthcare initiatives based on trends, designing new approaches to healthcare, preparing monthly or quarterly reports, assisting with projects relating to healthcare, developing reports for management, enhancing reports for various agencies, providing accurate and relevant information for medical staff, and overseeing various reports for their agency. This position is one which requires a person who is able to work on several projects as once, as well as a person who is able to competently prioritize their projects. This person must be extremely proficient with relevant computer applications and programs. A healthcare analyst should be a critical thinker who possesses strong communication skills, as well as a person who pays high attention to detail.
Research Analyst, Healthcare Tasks
Verify the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases; correct any errors.
Perform descriptive and multivariate statistical research and analyses of data, using computer software.
Prepare tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research results.