Tag: technology


Senior Consultant / Director of Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare Services & Technology

WHO:

Our client is an independent nonprofit that collects data for and manages one of the nation’s largest databases of health insurance claims. They make actionable data available to providers, payer and all stakeholders in the healthcare community.

WHAT:

The client retained us to find a new Senior Consultant/Director of Healthcare Analytics to join their team with a mission to improve the quality of the overall healthcare data market. This person would be responsible for both designing, architecting and executing upon client healthcare data analytical requests as well as performing business development activities.

OPPORTUNITY:

Our challenge was to find someone with extensive knowledge of medical claims data, consulting experience, and a strong understanding of healthcare insurers, providers and medical coding systems. This individual needed to have a strong management background, a proven track record of leadership of complex analytic projects, and the ability to synthesize client requests into actionable and valuable findings.

LOCATION:

New York, NY

OUTCOME:

We assigned a research team to the project to locate individuals with advanced degrees, extensive healthcare claims data knowledge, and experience in the payor/provider/healthcare IT space in the greater NYC area. We sourced a total of 167 candidates for initial outreach which yielded 13 qualified and interested parties. Of this group, 9 candidates were presented and phone screened by the client and a total of 5 candidates were brought in for face to face interviews with the team, including the CEO, CIO, Chief Architect and COO. A candidate was selected at the end of a 2 week interviewing process. Total search time: 7 weeks from initial stakeholder calls to offer, acceptance and agreed upon start date. Chosen candidate had 25+ years’ experience with a major healthcare IT data systems company and extensive background in medical claims with both payor and provider expertise.

Data Science Technical Leader

Healthcare Services & IT Sector
(GOOGLE SPIN OUT)

WHO:

Client is a healthcare/life sciences startup and Google spin-out. The company lives at the intersection of technology, data science and healthcare with a mission to develop tools to collect and organize health data, then creating interventions and platforms that put insights derived from that health data to use for more holistic care management.

WHAT:

Retained to fill the key role of Data Science Technical Leader. The role of Data Science Technical Leader is to perform in dual functions as Technical Leader and hands-on data scientist/ individual contributor since client was seeking an individual who could participate in building the models and algorithms to advance the firms Health Platform while also growing, nurturing and scaling out the current greenfield Data Science team in Kendall Square.

OPPORTUNITY:

For Data Science Technical Leader: the challenge was to find a top university PhD and/or MD with specific domain expertise in bio-sensor data, EHR and/or medical claims data as well as leadership experience, several years of experience as a data scientist and strong coding skills in R or Python.

LOCATION:

Cambridge, MA

OUTCOME:

Conducted initial candidate research across all relevant greater Boston area healthcare/life sciences/bioinformatics companies. Identified 64 candidates for initial outreach. From this group we identified and screened 17 people, 7 of whom were introduced to the client within 2-6 weeks of commencing the search. Of those, 5 were interviewed by phone and 2 were invited for onsite interviews. The remaining 3 candidates were put on hold as the client zeroed in on hiring one of the initial 2 interviewees, one of whom was subsequently made an offer and accepted within 10 weeks of starting the search. The hired candidate came from a local healthcare data company and represented the ideal fit with credentials including an undergraduate degree from Yale, graduate degree from Stanford, an MD from Georgetown and a PhD from Harvard.