Principal Data Scientist - Remote at Allscripts (Baltimore, MD)

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Welcome to Allscripts! Our Mission is to be the most trusted provider of innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. Our Vision is a Connected Community of Health that spans continents and borders. With the largest community of clients in healthcare, Allscripts is able to deliver an integrated platform of clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions to facilitate enhanced collaboration and exchange of critical patient information.

About Pulse8, Inc.

Pulse8 is an innovative Healthcare Analytics and Technology Company that delivers visibility and transparency for Risk Adjustment and Quality Management programs. We enable health plans and at-risk providers to achieve the greatest financial impact in the Health Insurance Exchange (HIX), Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid markets. By combining advanced analytic methodologies with extensive health plan experience, Pulse8 has developed a suite of uniquely pragmatic solutions that are revolutionizing risk adjustment. Pulse8's flexible business intelligence tools offer real-time visibility into member and provider activities so our clients can apply the most cost-effective and appropriate interventions for closing gaps in documentation, coding, and quality.

What's cool about working for Pulse8?We're a close-knit team of Healthcare and Technology experts dedicated to helping people live longer, healthier lives. You'll get to help us design and build innovative solutions from the ground up and have the opportunity to do lots of interesting things in an entrepreneurial culture. We offer competitive benefits and much, much more!

Position Description

The Principal Data Scientist will lead the expansion of our analytics within product development that is best-in-class in Pulse8 markets. This spans the designing and building explanatory, predictive, and evaluative models of health care behavior, utilization, and outcomes for the Pulse8 suite of solutions. This person will partner with Pulse8's Chief Data Scientist, executive team, and product subject-matter-experts (SMEs) in developing business and analytic requirements that reflect sound and appropriate research designs for hypothesis testing, sampling, handling of data anomalies (e.g., outliers, missing data), mining and model building that embody current best practices and will often be suitable for publication to enhance Pulse8's reputation and brand. The successful candidate will demonstrate facility with complex health data, knowledge of the health care sectors in which Pulse8 operates, mastery of the research design and appropriate statistical techniques including, but not limited to, machine learning/neural networks, classic multivariate statistics used in health and life sciences, and categorical data analysis.

This is a remote role.

  • Drive strategy for incorporating analytic results into normal product processing, e.g., creating scoring algorithms derived from models built, especially at data endpoints (point of care, integration with iOT devices/apps, etc.).
  • Lead, and as needed, directly develops business cases and requirements for advanced analytics supporting new and enhanced products.
  • Lead discovery process with stakeholders to identify analytic needs, important variables that might affect the desired outcomes
  • Lead or determines the methods needed to meet the business requirements, along with their execution, including Research, evaluative design, sampling design and data management including imputation and use of indirect or proxy measures and analysis design such as model contrasting, diagnostics, validation/robustness, goodness of fit, train v test
  • Own the delivery by working with data engineers and business intelligence engineers to turn insights into data products (e.g. data pipelines, algorithms, self-service dashboards)
  • Research, develop and implement automated algorithm deployment pipelines and processes
  • Ensure proper controls are in place to monitor performance of in-line analytics from both analytic quality and machine performance.
  • Ensure routine collection of performance data for both managerial controls and demonstrating efficacy of the analytics with their intended use.
  • Oversee progress to ensure adherence to the designs, resolve issues identified, advise on evaluation of outliers and missing data, results, diagnostics, and interpretation of findings and limitations.
  • Ensure analytics comply with regulatory and security requirements and with any client data-use restrictions
  • Provides on-going tracking and monitoring of performance decision systems and statistical models


Academic and professional qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or in a related field
  • 5 + years demonstrated achievement with and mastery of quantitative and qualitative research and analytics experience
  • Solid experience supporting the development of scalable analytic and reporting solutions


Minimum Essential Knowledge / Skills:
  • Experience in healthcare industry
  • Experience working with clinical classification such as diagnoses (ICD), procedures (HCPCS, CPT) and claims processing
  • Solid knowledge of and experience with statistical techniques including parametric and non-parametric techniques, categorical data analysis, AI including neural networks, and other machine learning and predictive modeling techniques.
  • Strong proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analysis, and predictive analytics
  • Experience interacting with large amounts of healthcare data
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical package like SAS, SPSS, or STATA

• Proficient with common analytical programming languages e.g. Python; expert in SQL
  • Strong competency with data management language (e.g., Databricks, Snowflake)
  • Proven technical, analytical and problem solving
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Strong professional and interpersonal skills
  • Self-initiative and leadership
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to interface with both external and internal stakeholders at all levels.

Desired Skills:
  • MA, ACA and/or Medicaid Risk Scoring methodology, including familiarity with condition categories (HCC)
  • Strong skills and experience with Big Data, Cloud-based computing, neural networks
  • Experience using machine learning algorithms

Travel requirements:
  • All Pulse8 employees attend two company summits per year in various locations.
  • Potential for in-person company or team meetings a few times per year

Working Arrangements:
  • Monday through Friday or as defined by assignment requirements
  • This is a remote/virtual position


Pulse8 is a stand-alone brand, fully owned by Allscripts, with its own C-level and senior leadership. When you work for Pulse8, you get the advantages and benefits of working with a large, public company with the innovative culture and direction and of a small, nimble company.

Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for employment with Allscripts.

Visa Sponsorship is not offered for this position.

At Allscripts, our greatest strength comes from bringing together talented people with diverse perspectives to support the technology needs of 180,000 physicians, 1,500 hospitals and 10,000 postacute organizations across the globe. Allscripts offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including holidays, vacation, medical, dental, and vision insurance, company paid life insurance and retirement savings.

Allscripts' policy is to provide equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in all of its employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for North American based positions with Allscripts must be legally authorized to work in the United States or Canada. Verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire. Allscripts is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursing and hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Allscripts operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL, Raleigh, NC and Alpharetta, GA. Allscripts was founded in 1986. It has 8224 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 241 open jobs at Allscripts, click here.
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