Career Opportunities with the MDH Health Economics Program
The Health Economics Program (HEP) plays an important role in conducting research and applied policy analysis that is used to inform policy makers, consumers, and other stakeholders in Minnesota’s health care system. The work of HEP is focused on monitoring changes in the health care marketplace; and understanding the factors that influence health care cost, quality and access; and providing technical assistance in the development of state health care policy.
Current job openings:
Data Center Manager
Health Economics Program
MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Join the Health Economics Program at the Minnesota Department of Health!
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Located in the Health Economics Program within the Health Policy Division of the Minnesota Department of Health, in this position you will be responsible for overseeing HEP's collection of health care administrative data and managing HEP's data IT assets in collaboration with MN.IT at MDH. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining a relational database housing multiple sources of data, developing and implementing administrative data collection mechanisms, implementing data auditing and validation strategies, and developing and maintaining documentation processes to ensure that researchers, policymakers, and the public have access to complete and accurate data on the health care services provided throughout Minnesota. Furthermore, you will also represent MDH locally and at state and federal levels, and serve as an MDH representative to CMS and industry committees related to health care administrative data collection and reporting.
Health Policy Planner: Job Description
This position is located in the Health Economics Program (HEP) in the Health Policy (HP) Division.
This position provides planning support and project management for multiple data collection efforts requiring a combination of administrative planning, project management knowledge, and basic analysis skills. Under direction of the Health Services Research Director, the incumbent will play a critical role in the day to day responsibilities for ensuring the timely collection and availability of the Minnesota All Payer Claims Database and Medicare Data by managing a long range project plan with integrated efforts by staff, contractors, other agency staff, community partners, and advisory boards.
This position provides planning skills, leadership, and sufficient project management necessary to 1) coordinating efforts by others in support of the data collection project 2) advise on complex timelines involving diverse project contributors 3) identify and clarify data issues including review of research efforts on data quality matters 4) work with project team members to prepare recommendations for resolution of data challenges, 5) conduct basic level analysis as necessary to support the work, and 6) maintain professional communications with contractors, public advisory boards, and research staff.
While the Health Services Research Director will work closely with the incumbent, this position requires some degree of independence to organize work tasks, perform needs assessments, layout work plans and develop agendas for data collection and planning and keep these efforts updated on a regular basis.