Senior Epic Analyst for Healthy Planet / Population Health

Position: Senior Epic Analyst for Healthy Planet / Population Health

Job ID: 144210

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: IS - Systems Integration

Talent Area: Information Services

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Days

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at    


We are searching for a Senior Epic Analyst who specializes in Healthy Planet/Population Health – someone who works well in a fast-paced multi-hospital setting. In this position, you’ll have a major role in developing Epic application solutions in Healthy Planet/Population Health by investigating processes to understand data and communications flow with individual tasks and transactions within the Integrated Delivery System.


For this role a clinical background is desired as this employee will need to look at how Epic is handling processes to manage patients as conditions progress. You must have good communication skills to engage with our internal customers at the hospital.


You should be Epic certified in EpicCare Ambulatory and Healthy Planet. Radar or Reporting Workbench, in addition to Caboodle certification or proficiency is preferred. You need to have implemented Healthy Planet tools at another organization(s). More specifically, a background in dashboard build in combination with displaying analytical data is preferred. You will be joining a team that consists of one other analyst at the current time.  An RN or someone with clinical care in their background is strongly preferred. 


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Responsibilities :

  • Identifies system or application needs in Epic Healthy Planet / Population Health
  • Analyzes current business practices, user needs and work flow processes
  • Documents the current as is & to be business processes
  • Performs vendor analysis and make recommendations
  • Investigates alternative solutions including feasibility studies using results from vendor analysis/evaluations
  • Develops, schedules and facilitates test plans for software, network, integration, user acceptance and parallel usage
  • Prepares procedures for downtime, end-users, production, and help desk
  • Provides updates to training programs and materials/documentation for all user types
  • Obtains user acceptance/sign off based on functional and performance requirements
  • Prepares accurate and timely status reports for management
  • Prior to first productive use, identifies the impacts and dependencies of the new system/functionality
  • Demonstrates efficiencies of the new system and provides feedback to teams
  • Facilitates design analysis with users to determine configuration for the user interface
  • Specifies the design decisions in an accurate and testable manner for developers and database analysts
  • Identifies and documents the data sources, recipients, and interfaces that need to be developed to support data collection and maintenance (including data conversion requirements and how start-up data will be collected for implementation)
  • Assists with the design of user procedures
  • Analyzes business use of existing systems to identify problem to be resolved and defines system applications or process improvements
  • Recommends modifications to application design or current procedures to maximize advantages of existing resources
  • Coordinates the upgrade schedules with vendors and/or users across the Integrated Delivery System
  • Assists with upgrade testing
  • Analyzes impact on users and determines if additional training is required
  • Communicates with vendors to address problems and resolutions
  • Schedules sessions with users to view new systems and upgrades
  • Represents Epic Application Support as a participating member of designated committee
  • Communicates with Epic Application Systems management of the goals, problems and solutions of the designated committees


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business administration, healthcare administration or related field is preferred
  • 9 years of experience in hospital information systems selection, implementation, and support is required
  • Bachelor’s degree will substitute four (4) years of work experience
  • Master’s degree will substitute for two (2) years of work experience
  • Up to two (2) years of clinical patient care and/or clinical research experience may substitute for up to two (2) years of information systems experience on a month to month basis
  • Direct work experience at the Epic Systems Corporation will be counted at a premium, with every one (1) year of Epic Systems Corporation experience counted as two (2) years of experience
  • Knowledge of current business practices and computing systems, interfaces, and Hospital and Medical Group Practice standard software
  • Familiarity with various operating systems used by Hospital and Medical Group Practice data processing techniques and practices
  • A working knowledge of a variety of hardware and software environments and of the healthcare industry is also required
  • Knowledge of Epic healthcare Healthy Planet / Population Health applications
  • Project management and planning, observe process mapping, group presentation, leadership, team building, written and verbal communication, analytical, and organizational skills, ability to analyze the functionality of systems and their fit with specifications, and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Epic Certification is required

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