MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr EHR Application Analyst (Epic Beaker) - EHR Analytics & Reporting in Houston, Texas

The Senior EHR Application Analyst is a primary support contact for the assigned application and will likely communicate directly with the Manager to discuss design decisions. He/she communicates directly with the IT analysts and ensures that all key decisions are implemented across the application. The Senior EHR Application Analyst will be responsible for coordinating and communicating with the end users and representatives from all areas of the hospital related to their specific application.

Ideal candidates will be Epic Data Model Certified

The Senior EHR Application Analyst should have an in depth understanding of MD Anderson's objectives for implementing an EMR and the ability to recognize opportunities for process redesign that will help the organization maximize the benefits of the implementation.

*In order to be adequately prepared and trained to build, test and optimize the Epic system, MDA requires that Epic certification be obtained within 120 days of completion of the assigned, required training classes. Required certifications must be maintained as assigned.*

Implementation/ Optimization

  1. Accountable for install decisions related to assigned application

  2. Accountable for pre-live risk mitigation planning

  3. Analysis of EPIC model content and negotiation of any user requested modifications

  4. Populating databases for which they may or may not be the owner during the initial system build, with assistance from Epic staff

  5. Understanding choices in application specifications and sharing that information with other anlaysts on the team

  6. Investigating the preferred choices of the users

  7. Analyzing data conversion needs

  8. Preparing details of specifications as needed

  9. Supporting trainers during user training

  10. Input to project plan throughout the course of the implementation to insure major milestones are met and appropriate project tracking is accurate

  11. Timely input of weekly time tracking and project tracking data

  12. Responding to Epic's technical questions as needed

  13. Having an indepth understanding of both the clinical and business workflows to achieve strategic outcomes for the implementation

  14. May or may not be responsible for leading other analysts within the team

Support/ Content Management

  1. Modification of EPIC content as prescribed by project team

  2. Working with users on the sharing of data, category lists, etc

  3. Create and document policies and procedures

  4. Troubleshooting problems or questions from users

  5. Prioritizing and implementing changes requested for the system

  6. Coordinating software updates and changes with users

  7. Thoroughly reviewing and testing each new release and communicating needed changes to Epic before users are permitted to access the new release

  8. Collecting information regarding potential system enhancement needs

  9. Maintaining rules for how each new version is released

  10. Analyzing new functionality in new releases to determine whether or how it should be used


1.Setting standards for naming and numbering conventions and security classifications

Education Required:

Bachelor's degree.

Certification Required:


Preferred Certification:

Epic Data Model Certification

Experience Required:

Five years of Epic software/domain/workflow analysis/design/programming/project management/EHR application related experience. May substitute required education with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis or completed years of college on a one to one basis.

Preferred Experience:

Experience in an academic healthcare setting.

Epic Beaker Data Model Certification

Strong SQL experience

Knowledge of Lab / Pathology reporting and data analysis

Knowledge of Lab / Pathology operations & workflows

Onsite Presence: Is Required

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.