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Clinical Quality Measures Data Engineer (Health) (Remote Eligible)

Job ID 2028-2

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Learn more about our benefits here.

We are seeking a Digital Quality Measure Developerto work in any of our office locations or remotely. This person is passionate about becoming an expert in the standards and tools that are used in digital quality measure (dQM) development for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) contracts as well as additional client areas. The ideal candidate will work in data models, expression languages, tools, and frameworks such as the Quality Data Model (QDM), Clinical Quality Language (CQL), Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), Measure Authoring Tool (MAT), Bonnie, Measure Authoring Development Integrated Environment (MADiE), and the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC). Individuals with an interest in confronting the challenges of working with digital quality measure data, an interest in digital measure development and testing, and a desire to become a subject matter expert in health care data are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Work with researchers to interpret narrative concepts and transform into a technical specification by applying data models (QDM and FHIR) and programming principles using the prescribed tooling.
  • Create/maintain value sets associated with data elements used in specifications.
  • Use federally supplied tools to create/maintain specifications and value sets (MAT, Bonnie, MADiE, VSAC).
  • Participate in internal, community and cross-contractor meetings to expand knowledge base.
  • Serve as a resource to measure development/maintenance teams.
  • Participate in HL7 Standards community calls and forums to expand knowledge base and influence standards used in digital quality measures. 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) with a strong academic record in health information management/technology, health informatics, computer science, data science, mathematics, statistics, public health, public administration, public policy, or a related field, and/or clinical training or experience
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience working with healthcare digital quality measurement data and/or specifications
  • Familiarity with EHRs and clinical workflows
  • Ability to describe technical problems and solutions to a non-technical audience
  • Technical specification writing experience
  • Strong organizational and verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work successfully in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Desire to learn healthcare quality-specific data models and programming languages, including QDM, CQL, and/or FHIR
  • Optional experience in analytic programming languages such as SAS, R, Python, and/or SQL
  • Preferred but not required: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) certifications including Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), and/or Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)

 This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $65,000 - $85,000. This position may be eligible for an annual bonus, based on company and individual performance.

STAFFING AGENCIES AND THIRD PARTY RECRUITERS: Mathematica is not accepting candidates for this role or any technical role from staffing agencies or third party recruiters. Please do not contact technical or senior staff at Mathematica or share unsolicited resumes. All agency inquiries go through the talent acquisition team and will be routed accordingly. 

Available Locations:
Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Remote


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Additionally, if you participate in/complete the application process and are denied, Mathematica may choose to terminate your employment.

Although Mathematica does not require vaccination from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, various projects or agencies may require documentation of vaccination (or an approved exception/accommodation).

We take pride in our employees and in their commitment to excellence. We encourage staff to collaborate in developing creative solutions to difficult problems and to share the responsibility and enjoyment of carrying out complex projects. This collegial spirit has helped us earn our reputation for innovative and high quality work.

One of Mathematica’s core values is a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work is more robust because it is informed by a variety of diverse perspectives, and our mission to improve societal well-being is strengthened by a greater understanding of issues and challenges facing the populations we serve. Mathematica’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven into our everyday actions, policies, and practices—including decisions regarding recruitment, training, compensation, and promotion. We are dedicated to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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