Watson Health - Transformation Readiness Consultant - Explorys
Cleveland , Ohio
February 06, 2017
IBM Watson Health business, provides the healthcare industry a protected, cloud-based analytics platform that harnesses big data for clinical integration, predictive analytics, and business intelligence. Its platform empowers the country's leading provider organizations to more effectively utilize their data to improve care quality, patient satisfaction, and deliver value-based care. Watson Health is working to enhance, scale, and accelerate health and wellness, and to facilitate collaboration across the community of care. The Explorys solution supports Population Health Management and Accountable Care models while applying the power of massively-parallel data processing to help save lives and make healthcare more affordable.

Job Overview:
The Health Transformation Readiness Consultant position is part of the Readiness Assessment Team, identifying key client needs in either a pre or post-sales setting.  The Transformation Readiness consultant explores and understands healthcare organizations transformation activities as related to IBM Watson Health Solutions and works in tight integration with client's performance management and business leadership teams to build strategic roadmaps to meet the client's key objectives related to IBM Watson Solutions and implementation.
Essential Functions:
Consult and Lead:
  • Engage client leadership during the pre-sales cycle to learn, understand, and define a client's key transformation objectives
  • Advise clients on best/common practices as it relates to IBM Watson Health solutions
  • Advise clients on roles and workflow
  • Develop Program Charters in collaboration with the solutions team
  • Summarize analysis in reports, spreadsheets and charts; contribute to team solution development and to development of presentation slides
  • Communicate results/recommendations within the project team and to partners and internal clients; participate in/lead project team discussions of the conclusions and direction of analytical work
  • Set the clinical direction of projects
  • Determine goals & priorities w/ team, clients, or project Mgmt sponsors (when appropriate)
  • Coordinate team/project activities & schedules
Demonstrate Expertise in IBM Watson Health EPM Solutions:
  • Program frameworks including their measures, registries, attributions, roles, engagement templates, reports, etc. for MSSP and Commercial ACOs, Medicare Advantage, Direct to Employer, and PCMH
  • Healthcare economics and clinical quality
  • Definition language related to attribution, measures, and registries
  • Risk models and reports
The ideai candidate will possess:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience addressing clinical and/or health policy issues in health care
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in healthcare quality and/or healthcare IT
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Clinical Information Systems including EMRs, registration/scheduling systems, documentation in clinic and hospital settings, revenue cycle, nursing/physician workflows and ancillary systems
  • Knowledge of quality improvement efforts including CMS quality initiatives such as PQRS and Meaningful Use, NCQA Medical Home and HEDIS, and National Quality Forum measures in both ambulatory and inpatient setting
  • Working knowledge in classification systems, clinical vocabularies, and nomenclature, such as ICD-9, CPT, HCPC, LOINC, SNOMED-CT, NDC, and RxNorm.
  • Experience with healthcare financial data
  • Ability to acquire, organize and synthesize quantitative data to identify key findings for business audiences
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in consulting and project management. Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness, and results orientation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive and successfully work in a fun, fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong desire to continuously improve and learn
  • An independent self-starter
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as necessary
  • Responds well to pressures of deadlines
  • Can work and prioritize tasks independently
  • Show meticulous attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • The ability to approach problems in a flexible and creative manner
  • Open to relocation to Northeast Ohio

A little about us:
IBM is the world’s largest information technology company with more than 360,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries.

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