Business Analyst Intern in Nashville, TN at Parallon

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Parallon believes that organizations that continuously learn and improve will thrive. That’s why after more than a decade Parallon remains dedicated to helping hospitals and hospital systems operate knowledgeably, intelligently, effectively and efficiently in the rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace, today and in the future. As one of the healthcare industry’s leading providers of business and operational services, Parallon is uniquely equipped to provide a broad spectrum of customized revenue cycle services.


The Business Analyst Intern designs, develops and implements process improvement solutions for Revenue Cycle departments through the use of business analytics methodologies. The candidate, in collaboration with other members of the Strategic Business Services team, develops business cases, designs proof of concepts solutions and makes recommendations to improve revenue cycle processes including but not limited to denials and discrepancy management.  The Business Analyst Intern will work with the various teams to incorporate findings into process improvement initiatives, workflow enhancements and training opportunities.


Minimal travel may be required.


Key Interactions Duties Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (included but not limited to):


General Revenue Cycle Operations Responsibilities:

  • General understanding of revenue cycle operations, including business processes, tools, and technologies
  • Ability to identify process improvement opportunities and implements solutions to improve effectiveness and efficiencies of revenue cycle operations and decision making process
  • Collaborates professionally with all internal and external business partners
  • Communicates regularly with other staff to ensure smooth data collection and reporting processes
  • Stays focused and proactively prioritizes initiatives; ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Independent, innovative, creative, self-managing individual with the ability to succeed with general directions
  • Exhibits strong teamwork
  • Exhibits technical aptitude and basic to moderate experience with different analytics tools
  • Can resolve simple and moderate issues without assistance
  • Participate in departmental training and professional development opportunities when available



Data Analysis and Analytics:

  • Promotes efficiency and repeatability of reporting and analytical tasks, including documentation and automation as appropriate
  • Exhibits technical aptitude and advanced experience with data tools, such as SQL, Tableau, and Microstrategy Visual Insight, Essbase, and other analytics/visualization tools
  • Work closely with IT development teams to propose and design IT business solutions
  • Develops proof of concept solutions for dashboards and process improvement solutions
  • Maintains strong attention to detail in order to ensure the accuracy of the data being reported
  • Performs ad-hoc requests from management
  • Collaborate with statisticians in building statistical models and performing statistical testing
  • Ensure report presentation meets organizational guidelines
  • Document procedures for data pulls and data preparation


Data Science and Research:

  • Displays strong critical thinking skills with ability to identify patters and trends
  • Analyses and aid development of predictive use cases for reduction and prevention of denials and discrepancies
  • Works closely with IT on statistical analysis, methods and techniques for reduction and prevention of denials and discrepancies
  • Works closely with IT on developing best-practices using scientific statistical methodologies to make businesses more agile
  • Aggregate and analyze disparate types of data and to recognize patterns and trends within data
  • Provides consultation on design of business processes, specifying the needed output, the required input and the methods of validation and quality control
  • Recommends analytical design for a broad range of data

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s Degree required.  Master Degree in Business Analytics / Data Science candidates preferred.



1-3 Years of relevant experience / school classwork. Experience using Teradata (EDW SQL), Microstrategy, Tableau and Essbase.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.  Demonstrated analytical skills and excellent computer skills with demonstrated spreadsheet expertise.  Excellent oral and written communication skills in individual and group setting; successful performance requires a high level of teamwork and collaboration across different teams and ability to work within a matrix leadership structure.