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Reference # : 19-00757 Title : Business/Data Analyst
Location : Menands,, NY
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 10/07/2019 / 10/07/2021  
 The Medicaid Data Warehouse Bureau is the primary repository for Medicaid in New York State and is the main provider of Business Intelligence about Medicaid Data. The Bureau is comprised of two functional areas, the Medicaid Data Warehouse (MDW) and the Medicaid Analytics Performance Portal (MAPP).
The MDW includes the Medicaid Information Services Center, a Data Warehouse, business Intelligence capabilities, reporting capabilities, and user support and litigation requests. MAPP includes Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP), Health Homes and Value Based Payment (VBP) projects.

The Business Analysts will work closely with Medicaid Data Warehouse (MDW) program staff, vendor staff, and other stakeholders to define and develop requirements in all aspects of the MDW. The Business Analysts will apply a wide range of specialized knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for the MDW. Specific duties include:
 - Analyzes, develops and revises flow charts, process models and technical specifications describing as-is or to-be Information Technology (IT) systems or business processes
 - Prioritizes IT system requirements and gains stakeholder agreement for IT projects or business process change documents detailing the project
 - Assists with developing presentations to justify and explain IT system or business process requirements

 - Evaluates the outcomes of systems testing, and confirms that the results are consistent with the system or business process specifications
 - Reviews proposals from staff and recommends to management the criticality of revising system or business process requirements during and after IT system implementation, if applicable
 - Determines the impact of software and hardware releases on the IT system
 - Assists with the development of training related to business systems implementation for users
 - Writes Queries
 - Assists in querying Data sources to determine the validity of project outputs
 - Documents data architecture


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