Clinical Abstraction Specialist

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 544
  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Experience 4 Years
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Medical

Job Description

Join one of the nation’s leading and most impactful health care performance improvement companies. Over the years, Health Catalyst has achieved and documented clinical, operational, and financial improvements for many of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations. We are also increasingly serving international markets. Our mission is to be the catalyst for massive, measurable, data-informed healthcare improvement through:

  • Data: integrate data in a flexible, open & scalable platform to power healthcare’s digital transformation​

  • Analytics: deliver analytic applications & services that generate insight on how to measurably improve​

  • Expertise: provide clinical, financial & operational experts who enable & accelerate improvement​

  • Engagement: attract, develop and retain world-class team members by being a best place to work​



Job Title: Clinical Abstraction Specialist

Team: Tech-Enabled Managed Services (TEMS) / Abstraction

Location: US, Remote

Travel: None anticipated



Come join our World-Class team:


The Clinical Abstraction Specialist is a skilled professional responsible for supporting our clients maximize the value of their participation as well as our business unit targets.


Primary priorities include:  accurately and efficiently mining data from patient electronic medical records in accordance with clinical registry specifications, providing actionable insights and improvement opportunities to client stakeholders, and contributing to the department and company mission.


This individual must maintain professional confidentiality and is responsible for knowing and understanding registry defined data collection guidelines, measure definitions and performance requirements for registries such as the ACS NSQIP, ACS MBSAQIP, CMS Core Measures, eCQMs.


Data abstraction and process improvement may occur concurrently and retrospectively to evaluate the quality of patient care.  This individual will be responsible for adopting abstraction best practices, and using their clinical and subject area knowledge and critical thinking skills to produce timely, accurate registry data that can be used for improvement.


What you own:

The following functions describe the essential duties of this role including but not limited to:

1. Maintains knowledge of current registry guidelines, measure specifications, data element definitions, and compliance with data outcomes. Uses internal Q&A and external registry resources for clarification interpreting the registry specifications as needed.

2. Completes abstraction assignments using departmental best practices and meeting productivity thresholds.

3. Meets abstraction data quality standards as measured by internal and external audits. 4. Validates and provides insights specific to outliers, failures, opportunities for improvement.

5. Participates in abstraction improvement projects and adopts new workflows and technology to optimize and standardize data collection.

6. Participates in activities to support external audits. Maintains compliance with departmental operational tools, systems, and processes.

7. Interacts with client stakeholders to provide guidance on registry metrics and information specific to what is required to meet and exceed quality thresholds.

8. Acts a subject matter expert (SME) to assist with client questions and to provide education on registry definitions and standards.

9. Monitors and appropriately query clinicians for documentation to support accuracy or clarity in the medical record.

10. Approaches their work with an improvement mindset – continuously striving for excellence including: efficient, accurate and complete abstraction, and proactive communication.

11. Shares learnings and collaborates with other abstraction team members.

12. Aligns all work and resource management with Health Catalyst’s mission, cultural attributes, and operating principles.

13. Additional duties to support client registry performance and goals as needed.


What you bring/who you are:

  • Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to prioritize
  • Must work well independently and remotely
  • Must be adaptable and able to reprioritize work to meet registry deadlines, business unit targets, and client objectives
  • Ability to understand and operationalize quality improvement philosophy, principles, and technology
  • Demonstrated ability in communication, creativity, flexibility, and problem-solving
  • Ability to establish and maintain close partnerships with clients to help them achieve their registry performance goals
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Microsoft Office products including but not limited to MS Outlook, Excel, Word.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn how to navigate Health Catalyst technology, and registry abstraction software.


Education & Relevant Experience

  • Clinical Data Abstraction experience
  • Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years experience in a clinical setting
  • Currently has their Surgical Clinical Reviewer (SCR) certification or had it historically and ability to re-obtain in a timely manner for ACS surgical registries


Required License 

  • Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the United States (for Cardiovascular and other clinically complex registries)


Information Security and Compliance Responsibilities

  • Maintain compliance with training directives required by the organization pertaining to Information Security, Acceptable Use Policy and HIPAA Privacy and Security.
  • Adhere to and comply with the organizations Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Safeguard information system assets by identifying and reporting potential and actual security events to the organizations Security and Compliance Officers.





The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job function.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned by Health Catalyst.


Studies show that candidates from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for roles if they don’t have 100% of the qualifications shown in the job posting. While each of our roles have core requirements, please thoughtfully consider your skills and experience and decide if you are interested in the position. If you feel you may be a good fit for the role, even if you don’t meet all of the qualifications, we hope you will apply. If you feel you are lacking the core requirements for this position, we encourage you to continue exploring our careers page for other roles for which you may be a better fit.


At Health Catalyst, we appreciate the opportunity to benefit from the diverse backgrounds and experiences of others. Because of our deep commitment to respect every individual, Health Catalyst is an equal opportunity employer.

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