Business Analyst-Washington, DC

The Senior Specialist, Business Analyst position helps shape the direction of new products and services that are delivered to our clients—internal staff, physician members, and cardiology practices.  This vital team member also identifies gaps in the existing products in order to improve upon them.  The ideal BA candidate has the key ability to follow a project through from inception to execution.  Some of the key tasks for this position include:

  • Analyze and document client's business requirements and processes; communicate these requirements to technical personnel by constructing basic conceptual data and process models, including workflow, use case, domain models, and activity diagrams.
  • Create integration solutions that support clinical system interoperability, Health Information Exchange, data interchange standards, and data security.
  • Translate stakeholder requirements into various documentation deliverables such as functional specifications, use cases, user stories, workflow/process diagrams, data flow/data model diagrams.
  • Assist clinical and scientific staff in defining data elements and definitions (metadata) that will ultimately improve patient outcomes for new cardiology-based registries.
  • Participate and lead requirement elicitation efforts, including the elicitation and mapping of the AS-IS and TO-BE processes.
  • Analyze complex data relationships to determine data requirements and model data.
  • Create design documents and user interface designs depicting the system for presentation to the client as well as internal programmers
  • Determine process flow for new systems or technology/data transfer between existing systems; modeling design and requirements to follow system and/or product cycles to completion.
  • Capture, define, analyze and translate functional and non-functional business requirements into activity diagrams, system use cases and supplemental specifications that contribute to effective software development.
  • Conduct gap analysis on existing processes and potential alternatives. Perform to-be analysis by identifying, validating and implementing changes to incrementally improve process efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Assists in coordinating business analyst tasks on information technology projects and provide support to other team members.
  • Work with the quality assurance team to validate system acceptance and user acceptance test plans and test scripts to ensure error free applications, tools and reports. Assists in analyzing testing results throughout the project.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a computer science, information systems, business, or related discipline required, plus 5 years of general business analysis experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Master’s degree or CCBA/CBAP certificate is also desired.
  • Strong analytical, reasoning, troubleshooting, and organizational skills.  Detail oriented.
  • 2+ years of experience in Use Case diagramming, Business Process Mapping, Sequence and Activity diagramming, and UML required.
  • Ability to understand and/or write XML
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to make effective presentations, create project documentation artifacts, develop technical documentation, and interact effectively in negotiations and team settings serving multiple levels of stakeholders.
  • Experience with document requirements using Use Cases/User Stories
  • Strong problem-solving/issue resolution skills.
  • Experience in web based applications and user interface design.
  • Knowledge of software quality assurance and user acceptance testing.
  • Strong proficiency using all MS Office applications.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of conceptual and ontological data modeling, vocabulary management
  • Knowledge of the HL7 v3 Reference Information Model, HL7 Clinical Document Architecture, and HL7 Development Framework
  • Experience writing basic SQL for the purpose of understanding databases
  • Knowledge of Healthcare industry or medical terminology