2023 Internship: Health Informatics and Reporting

2023 Internship: Health Informatics and Reporting

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About the job

The Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) is an independent Massachusetts state agency that serves as the Commonwealth’s primary hub for healthcare data, and a primary source of health care analytics that support policy development. We are responsible for stewarding sensitive and confidential data, and objectively reporting reliable and meaningful information about the quality, affordability, utilization, access, and outcomes of the Commonwealth’s health care system. Our vision is a transparent health care system where reliable information provides common ground for improvement and empowers people and organizations to make informed decisions 
CHIA’s Health Informatics and Reporting (HIR) unit is seeking an intern who is interested in supporting our work monitoring the costs of health care services and health insurance coverage in the Commonwealth. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Excel (previous SAS, R, or statistical software exposure a plus), a strong writer, creative, and eager to learn. Familiarity and interest in the Massachusetts health care system is also helpful. The intern may be asked to perform data quality checks, conduct background research, and contribute to written reports, supporting the work of the team's analysts. The internship will be performed in a hybrid work arrangement based in the Center’s office at 501 Boylston Street, Boston MA. The expected hourly rate is $20 - $27/hour. This anticipated duration of the internship is from April through Labor Day, with a possible part-time extension in the fall.

Interns will be placed with the team that produces the following reports (among others):
  • A Focus on Provider Quality:
  • Annual Report on the Performance of the Massachusetts Health Care System:
  • Enrollment Trends:
  • Relative Price:
  • Massachusetts Primary Care Dashboard:
Duties include:
  • Conduct research related to various policy and health system topics in support of HIR reporting
  • Develop tables and graphics using Tableau from aggregate data, as provided by analysts
  • Analyze data to identify trends
  • Perform data quality checks on draft analyses
  • Contribute to internal briefings and/or external publications, as needed
Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience utilizing Excel for data clean up and analysis; Exposure or experience with Tableau, SAS, or R a plus
  • Proficiency in producing graphs, tables, reports and presentations using Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • General understanding of, or interest in health care policy, financing, and delivery systems in Massachusetts, and how CHIA monitors those systems. Prior coursework in economics, statistics, political science or public policy, public health or health sciences, or actuarial sciences is helpful; all majors are welcome to apply
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Experience working on multiple projects while successfully meeting deadlines
  • Experience working collaboratively, as well as independently, with multidisciplinary teams
At CHIA, we are committed to earning a reputation as a great place to work and build a career. So if you’re excited to be part of a diverse and innovative team responsible for identifying opportunities to improve health care in Massachusetts, come join us! To apply and for more information visit: https://www.chiamass.gov/join-our-team/
CHIA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tonya Bourassa 617-701-8127
Information submitted by applicants is collected through the JazzHR Platform, your submission of application materials constitutes your express consent for this information to be provided to JazzHR for processing. Please do not include any personally identifiable information with your application materials other than that specifically requested by CHIA. CHIA requests basic information such as name, address, telephone number, and email address. You may also self identify race/ethnicity, gender, disability and/or veteran status if you so choose. However, you should not provide more detailed personal information such as your date of birth or Social Security Number with your application materials.
In compliance with federal laws, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

CHIA has adopted Executive Order #595: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Executive Department Employees

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or boosters prior to the finalization of the hiring process. Details relating to complying with this requirement will be provided to finalists.
Finalists who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for a reasonable accommodation.
Executive order can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/doc/august-19-2021-executive-department-employee-vaccination-order
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