Population Health Project Manager at Ascension

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Population Health Project Manager

Data Delivery Governance

7715 Chevy Chase Bldg - Austin,TX

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension leverages technology to create collaborative solutions that improve everyday health decisions. The technology enables seamless access to data across all applications transforming the customer experience when interacting with technology and enhancing our ability across Ascension to better serve communities with greater agility and responsiveness.  It is used to provide insightful use of automation and data-drive improvements to enhance the provider, patient and consumer experience as well as keeping cybersecruity with a strong posture to protect data and other valuable assets.  

 Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do


Population Health Project Manager

Responsible for the planning, coordination, and management of Population Health capabilities with Ascension strategic direction and increasing velocity of IT based requirements.    Manage the continued development and implementation of new products that support the organizational long-range plans and objectives like the Quadruple Aim.  Support policies, procedures and standards for integration, maintenance, governance and dissemination as well as enforcement of security and privacy requirements.


  • Align IT technology and development initiatives that support strategic development initiatives and organizational objectives through enhanced relationships with Operational and AT Leadership and selected vendors. Analyze the market to identify trends and develop insights related to opportunities for AT data management and technology integration and development.  In a highly engaged and active approach, guide projects that include analysis and recommendations related to emerging IT industry and development trends, internal operational performance, and business process improvement.

  • Participates in product designs, contributing technical insights and formulation of scope and requirements.  Communicates to engineering and operations teams when defining and prioritizing features, enhancements, platform improvements, and customer requests.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the organizations mission and Strategy as it relates to the competitive landscape.  Solid relationships with Healthcare personnel and key influencers. A strategic thinker, problem solver and expert negotiator on behalf of AT. Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive in dynamic, competitive environments. 

  • Support the enterprise data governance practices in coordination with Enterprise operational and clinical committees.

  • Adheres to policies and procedures as related to all aspects of IT contracting and legal processes as well as all financial management aspects to include compliance, capital management, operating budget management and security and controls.

  • Stays informed on current and near-term technology advancements, changes, solutions and strategies.  Builds a working knowledge of how these technologies could enhance and sustain Ascension’s Strategic Direction.


Preferred Certifications, Registration or Licensure:

  • PMP Certified

Preferred Professional Experiences

  • Have experience in population health.

  • Have experience with claims and payer data.

  • Proficient in agile development processes.

  • Management experience in hospital or healthcare systems desired. 

  • Proficiency in implementing and supporting major application packages in and outside of the healthcare industry with a proven track record of successful clinical and business implementations.

  • Possess demonstrable skill leveraging efforts within a matrix management organization.

  • Experience with leading edge practices, tools, and technology as well as working in a regulated environment to include HIPAA and ITGC.

Preferred Knowledge and Education:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare, Information Systems or Business Management.  Master’s degree preferred in Management Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field or equivalent in work experience.

Work Experience:

  • 5-10 years

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience required.
  • 5 years of experience preferred.
  • 1 year of leadership or management experience preferred.

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11801 Domain Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758

An Insider's view of Ascension

What is your vision for the company?

“I work with a bunch of creatives in the human-centered design field; we live in a constant state of curiosity and are always challenging assumptions. Our team focuses on uncovering the challenges that our patients and caregivers face and we ultimately hope to provide solutions to address any pain points"

Esha Bhargava

VP Experience Research, Clinical Products

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

“My goal is never to tell my teams how to do something. I want my teams to feel empowered to own their solutions in addition to the creative process it takes to get them there. When a team’s software exceeds the mark, I ensure they receive the recognition they deserve as part of their commitment to supporting our healthcare communities.

Michael Behm

Director of Software Engineering

What are Ascension Perks + Benefits

Ascension Benefits Overview

While the Ascension network expands across the United States, a common bond unites our caregivers at each ministry: the desire to provide compassionate, personalized care for all — especially those most in need. To ensure we are caring for the needs of our quality associates, we offer affordable, accessible care through our comprehensive benefits program. With many choices, you can select the plans that best meet your needs, providing security now and in the future

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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