You have a passion for making an impact in the healthcare industry from a performance measures standpoint. You enjoy the idea of working on a well-oiled team of like-minded researchers. You are a people person, who has a knack for facilitating the work of those you supervise. Your knowledge and interest lies in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Your analytical mind helps you to summarize complex information from various sources, and to develop, analyze, and create materials on quality initiatives. You are organized, detail-oriented, focused, and always remain knowledgeable with current and emerging trends in quality issues.
If this sounds like you, read on!
The Manager, Performance Measures supports the AAOS strategic plan under the strategic domain of Patient Value and Quality with an emphasis on the development of evidence-based clinical quality performance measures. Supervises activities related to the development, validation, testing and implementation of AAOS Orthopaedic Performance Measures based on evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) and systematic reviews. Uses advanced knowledge of quality initiatives to ensure that processes related to the development of AAOS Performance Measures are transparent, current, and meet relevant standards. Assumes responsibility for ensuring that AAOS process, methods, and procedures are followed by AAOS PM work groups. Coordinates committee, workgroup and staff schedules to ensure timely completion of AAOS Performance Measures development. Facilitates AAOS interactions with appropriate and relevant entities, including representatives from National Quality Forum (NQF), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) and Orthopaedic Registries as well as working with other AAOS departments to achieve common goals. Supervises the activities of the Quality and Performance Measures Specialist and the PM Administrative Assistant.
Manage development, testing/implementation and adoption of orthopaedic Performance Measures (PM) that integrate with the AAOS quality effort. Work closely with physician-led work groups. Ensure that the prioritization of measures, assessment of measure specifications, field testing activities and development of technical specifications follow AAOS standards, methods and processes. Prepare, as needed, written and oral presentations for meetings and teleconferences. Oversee the preparation of supporting materials for PM Work Groups (e.g. evidence review, measure concepts). Guide the preparation of submission forms, summaries, and articles related to PM. Work closely with Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Manager, statistician and research analysts to ensure the accuracy of all data reported.
Monitor relevant agencies/organizations such as orthopaedic registries, CMS Physician Quality Reporting Committee (PQRS), Surgical Quality Alliance (SQA), Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI), National Quality Forum (NQF), National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC), National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) or others as identified by the Director. Facilitate appropriate AAOS representation and participation with relevant external organizations.
Supervise PM staff in accordance with AAOS expectations for performance. Prepares budgets for work performed by Unit responsible for developing Performance Measures and provides budget-related information to the RQSA Director and the AAOS Finance Department. Attends, as necessary, meetings and teleconferences of the Council on Research and Quality (CORQ) and provides oversight to the writing of summaries, updates and reports about the PM Work groups and PM Committee, as required, to the Council, Board of Directors and others.
Work cross-departmentally to guide/build/implement/disseminate quality improvement tools and resources that will help AAOS members and stakeholders navigate the changing healthcare environment. Develop and implement a strategy to promote the use of AAOS Performance Measures and collection of data. Assume responsibility for the accuracy of information related to Performance Measures on the AAOS website.
Work in collaboration with the Medical Director, Director of Research, Quality and Scientific Affairs, Director of Office of Government Relations, and other AAOS staff to provide support for the development of summaries and formal comment letters on issues pertaining to quality initiatives.
Remain knowledgeable with current and emerging trends in how quality issues will impact our members. Monitor and read the professional literature and work with the department Director to establish and maintain awareness of methodological standards in performance measures development, maintenance and implementation. Implement these standards in consultation with the department Director.
Up to 10 days per year
Graduate degree, (MPH, MHA, MS, MA, MBA)
Previous work and/or academic experience in a health or public policy arena
Familiarity with medical terminology
Familiarity with systematic literature reviews
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
Excellent analytic and organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Previous association experience
Previous experience developing performance measures and/or clinical practice guidelines and/or appropriate use criteria and/or evidence-based systematic reviews
Education (degree) in a health-related discipline
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials.