What does a Clinical Data Analyst do?

  • Analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems.
  • Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations
  • Involved in the installation and development of hospital computer information programs.
  • To perform system upgrades and provide system maintenance whenever necessary.
  • They may participate in developing policies and creating training tools for hospital information systems users.
  • Instruct technicians in making changes to system software or design.
  • Other duties include training new hospital staff on information systems and ensuring that data input and information retrieval are done properly.

Key skills and qualifications of a Clinical Analyst

  • Professionals in this field must have advanced software knowledge
  • The ability to supervise staff and maintain hospital information confidentiality.
  • Extensive computer knowledge,
  • Analytical mind and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Handle stressful situations.

Bachelor’s degrees in computer science or a related field is required to become clinical systems analysts.

Students should major in areas such as information management, computer science or healthcare administration.

Networking and programming experience may also be a requirement.