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American Heart Association Healthcare Quality Measures Manager in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Healthcare Quality Measures Manager in our Quality Health & IT department based out of our National Center office located in Dallas, TX! This position can be remote but must live near a major airport.

Please NOTE: This is a three (3) year grant funded position.

This individual will be responsible for providing administrative, analytic and technical support for development, specification, maintenance, harmonization, and endorsement of measures used in AHA's suite of quality programs: including Get With The Guidelines: Stroke, Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Resuscitation and Coronary Artery Disease; ambulatory quality initiatives and certification programs. Responsible for supporting the ongoing transition to electronic data collection and eMeasures. Responsible for developing and maintaining standardized documentation for program measures.

  • In collaboration with volunteers and other AHA measures and Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) staff, operationalizes quality concepts and evidence in detailed measure specifications for implementation in AHA quality programs. Analyzes existing program measures to identify potentially unnecessary variance

  • Provides subject matter expertise to support the development of electronic measure specifications

  • Monitors relevant national programs such as the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS): Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program (HIQR); as well as The Joint Commission; Million Hearts; etc. for changes that may impact AHA measures or programs

  • Coordinates with other AHA staff to communicate changes in national programs and impact to volunteer workgroups and other AHA staff

  • Creates and maintains standardized documentation for measures used in AHA quality programs. Monitors and maintains documentation of AHA/ASA registry programs and measures information in national programs, databases and clearinghouses

  • Provides project management support and subject matter expertise for the submission of AHA/ASA measures to the National Quality Forum (NQF) for endorsement consideration or maintenance of endorsement

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience

  • Experience with clinical performance measure development, testing, implementation and/or endorsement

  • Familiarity with the broader healthcare quality measurement environment and related organizations

  • Detail oriented with data analysis experience

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Ability to orally present information

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to travel 20% local and overnight stay

Preferred Skills:

  • Health IT related knowledge/skills such as electronic medical records, medical coding and/or standard nomenclatures, such as SNOMED, ICD, CPT, LOINC or RxNorm

  • Familiarity or experience with the development of electronic clinical quality measures and the CMS Measure Authoring Tool

  • Familiarity with the National Quality Forum measure submission and the endorsement process

  • Experience working with committees and volunteers

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 1 month ago (1/14/2020 6:44 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-5614

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services

Location: Dallas, TX