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Healthcare Data Consultant - Seeking SAS Enterprise Guide Exp - Telecommuting

Company Name
UnitedHealth Group

Position Type:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Date Posted:
Aug 20, 2013

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Job Description

UnitedHealth Group is an innovative leader in the health and well-being industry, serving more than 55 million Americans. Through our family of companies, we contribute outstanding clinical insight with consumer-friendly services and advanced technology to help people achieve optimal health.

The Healthcare Data Consultant is part of the United Pay Integrity Division within OptumInsight in the Advanced Analytics Lab. The purpose of the Healthcare Data Consultant is to analyze data and develop algorithms and tools that detect overpayments for UnitedHealthcare’s Commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid insurance businesses. This position is required to have strong data analysis, relational database, and SAS experience. The position will work with cutting edge technology and work within a structured development environment. The technology suite currently leveraged is SAS Web Report Studio, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Stored Processes, Tableau, SQL, Oracle, UNIX, Teradata and Netezza. We need a self-starter who can work in a virtual team environment and likes to have fun while performing at a high level for our customers.

Primary job responsibilities:

-Solve unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business using SAS’s advanced statistical and inferential analysis programs to provide specialized data analysis
-Design, develop and support analytical solutions including interactive data visualizations, multidimensional data structures, ad hoc query templates, etc. for the Advanced Analytics Lab and its customers
-Conduct data extraction that may include analyzing, reviewing, trending and presenting information, based on provided specs, to support or refute hypotheses leading to the initial identification of heath care fraud & abuse
-Organize, sorts and filters data in order to distinguish patterns and recognize trends. Assist other in understanding data as they summarize and present complex patterns of fraud in the form of easily deciphered datasets
-Conducting stakeholder interviews and user testing sessions, creating workflows and schematics, as well as delivering information architecture and click-through prototypes
-Deliver professional level technical work in support of the development of company products, tools, platforms and services
-Evaluates new analytics tools and methodologies for possible deployment
-Make recommendations about platform adoption, including database servers, application servers, libraries, and frameworks
-Analyze business drivers and requirements to evolve the IT solutions architecture. Consult on infrastructure and application development initiatives to design scalable solution architectures based on business goals, requirements and IT strategies
-Operates within established methodologies, procedures, and guidelines
-Applies knowledge of principles and techniques to solve technical problems
-Works closely with other functions to understand customer needs and to develop product roadmaps
-Help application developers to adopt new platforms through documentation, training, and mentoring
-Translates highly complex concepts in ways that can be understood by a variety of audiences
-Influences senior leadership to adopt new ideas, products, and/or approaches


-Bachelors degree (MIS, CIS, Healthcare Informatics, or related degree) or equivalent relevant experience
-2+ years of SAS Stored Processes, Web Report Studio, Dashboards, OLAP Cubes and/or Enterprise Guide
-Data analysis experience
-Experience using SQL against DBMS's (Netezza, Teradata, Oracle, SQL Server)
-Experience working within the System Development Lifecycle (Requirements, Build, Design, Testing, etc.)
-High proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Visio)
-Strong quantitative, problem-solving, and computer skills
-Excellent oral and written communication skills required in order to influence senior leaders


-Experience in Healthcare or Healthcare Insurance
-Tableau experience
-Prior experience with Netezza and Teradata
-Medicaid and/or Medicare program knowledge strongly desired

OptumInsight is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.

OptumInsight is one of the largest and fastest growing health information companies. We specialize in improving the performance of the health system by providing analytics, technology and consulting services that enable better decisions and results. We integrate workflow solutions that deliver data in real-time, and create actionable insights - processing health information that relates directly to and affects one in four patients in the U.S, one in every three Medicaid dollars and one in every five emergency room visits. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.

What can YOU do with the right information? At OptumInsight, the possibilities and the impact are limitless. No matter what your role is at OptumInsight, you'll be empowered to ask more questions, develop better solutions and help make the health care system greater than ever. It's always fresh. It's always exciting. And it's never been more important.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.

Job Key Words: SAS, SAS Intelligence, SAS EG, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Web Reports Studio, SAS OLAP cubes, SAS Stored Processes, SAS Dashboard, data analysis, data analytics, healthcare, medical, SAS programmer, SAS programming, Tableau

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