• University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Philadelphia , PA
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time
  • 1103 Market St


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The Stroke Data Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining the Stroke clinical databases, including the AHA Get with the Guidelines Stroke database, with a primary focus on data abstraction, data integrity and data validity. The Specialist will utilize medical records, analyze patient outcomes and best practices to plan and initiate process improvement, and will also be responsible for the external data submission aligned with obtaining and maintaining accreditations, certifications and awards for the Stroke program. The Stroke Data Specialist will work in collaboration with, but not limited to the following: Hospital Stroke Program leadership, Hospital leadership including Quality and Patient Safety, Stroke Departments including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Emergency Medicine, and the Neuroscience Service line. ? Patient identification/Abstraction: Actively identify Stroke patients admitted to (or occurring within) the hospital on a recurrent basis. ? Data Integrity: Collaborate with other Stroke data abstractors to align around operational definitions and establish processes to optimize the quality and reliability of data. Responsible for timely external clinical data submission and content oversight. Monitor databases for accuracy and compliance, retrieve missing data and review outliers. Support data utilization by providing aggregate data, generate reports to support the Stroke program's clinical, operational, regulatory and research goals. ? Performance Improvement: Work in partnership with the hospital Stroke Coordinator, Hospital departments and Service line to assist in developing processes for implementing and evaluating interventions to improve quality and clinical outcomes. Participate in hospital based quality and safety initiatives such as M&M, UBCL/CET, Service line population / disease based teams. ? Integration/Data Dissemination: Report outcomes, opportunities for improvement and best practices to providers, staff and hospital committees. Assist CEQI in any external reporting requirements to ensure outcomes reporting is aligned with internal performance. Assist in data preparation, presentation for the Comprehensive Stroke Survey, and data monitoring for TJC Evidence of Success, when applicable. Support data mining efforts for provider research, M&M and Grand rounds. ? Optimization: Actively participate in efforts to optimize current workflows, gaps around concurrent patient identification, discrete and accurate data capture ? Perform other duties as required by the organization: ? a.) Monitor AHA guidelines for updates and changes. Communicate new requirements to faculty and staff ? b.) Participate in external discussions with peer organizations and regulators to determine optimal methods for data processing, reporting and organizational response ? Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures ? Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization
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