Project Analyst

Chicago, IL

PCPI® is a membership organization uniquely focused on improving patient health and safety through the advancement of measurement science, quality improvement and clinical registries.


Reporting to the Director, the Project Analyst will be responsible for supporting the operations and strategic initiatives of the Measure Implementation Operations program. The Project Analyst will assist with seamless program delivery by supporting projects and working with PCPI membership on testing and analytic evaluation of performance measures with an emphasis on electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). The Project Analyst will also provide technical expertise on optimal approaches to testing the feasibility and scientific acceptability of measures and performing analytic evaluations.


  • Provide content expertise to advance the work of the Measure Implementation Operations
  • team by serving as lead project staff for testing the feasibility and scientific acceptability of performance measures through the use of claims data as well as data from electronic data sources
  • Develop testing tools including but not limited to feasibility assessments, face validity
  • assessments, and data collection forms
  • Develop testing methodology guidance documents
  • Implement qualitative and quantitative testing methodologies, through the use of
  • testing tools and statistical analysis software
  • Contribute to testing methodology updates
  • Contribute to drafting test plans and testing results reports
  • Work with team members to fulfill tasks included in PCPI projects or consulting engagements
  • Assist the Director with defining project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Work with the Director to document and communicate project status including timeline,
  • issues, successes and risks
  • Draft responses to inquiries from PCPI members and stakeholders, regarding testing or measure implementation issues (e.g. proxy mailboxes)
  • Draft initial responses to proposed and final rules
  • With assistance of another MIO team member participate in activities that support efforts to create testing opportunities and identify data sources (e.g., NQF, NTC, HIMSS)
  • Support the program leadership team with maintaining and cultivating relationships with PCPI members 

Background & Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in health care related field preferred
  • 1- 3 years of work experience in health care, clinical performance measurement, or Health IT environment required
  • Experience with statistical analysis methodologies and software (Excel, SAS, SPSS, STATA) required
  • Familiarity with terminology standards, medical record documentation, and clinical coding preferred
  • Familiarity with eCQI Resources a plus
  • Experience having worked with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Strong presentation, public speaking, and writing skills, especially the ability to conceptualize issues, synthesize a response and write/develop reports.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for PCPI initiatives

Sarah Ostrander

Human Resources
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