Analyst, International Health Care Strategic Research

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International Health Care Strategic Research LI
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The Role in Brief:
Analysts ¬ work closely with Advisory Board International‚€™s (ABI) Program director on both original research and tailoring existing research studies surfacing key challenges or opportunities facing hospitals in the US and overseas and provide best (and worst) demonstrated practices in addressing these issues. The unique membership model allows research teams to directly interact with hospital executives from all over the world, learning from their experiences and influencing change at member hospitals through presentation of key research findings.
Research typically lasts 3-5 months and culminates several times per year in series of day-long summits around the world where research findings and insights are presented to healthcare executives. ¬ Most recent summits have included topics such as strategic implications of clinical technology, managing labor costs, inpatient capacity management, and implementing electronic medical records. Finally, these studies are published and shared with other hospital leaders. Analysts are actively involved throughout the entire research cycle‚€”from conception, to research interviews, to analysis and creation of presentation materials. Analysts have the opportunity to learn from the work of other teams and a broad range of topic areas and to take on more challenging responsibilities as they mature in their roles.¬ 
This opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.
Specific Responsibilities:
Analysts work on one to two research studies per meeting series, with job responsibilities varying according to the stage in the study cycle. Across each research cycle, the Analysts will typically be expected to assist with the following objectives:
- Collaborate on research agenda setting
- Conduct in-depth interviews with international senior healthcare executives
- Document and analyze findings from primary and secondary research
- Reduce industry challenges to root cause problems
- Identify and critique best practice strategies and solutions
- Develop innovative frameworks for presentation of findings
- Contribute to creation of presentation materials
- Closely interact with other ABC departments such as member service and marketing
- Assist with translation duties where appropriate¬ 
As Analysts become more experienced, they assume broader responsibilities, including management of member relationships, providing ‚€œthought leadership‚€ and creativity, and serving as ‚€œin-house experts‚€ on various topics, particularly gaining expertise in overseas hospital care. ¬ Analysts play an important role in answering research requests from member institutions and in preparing and sending out regular research communications to the whole membership. ¬ ¬ 
The Analyst position offers significant growth and rapid promotion potential, as well as opportunities to take on other roles within our growing firm. ¬ The Advisory Board is a true meritocracy, with pace of advancement within the firm based on an Analyst‚€™s performance, capabilities and ambition.
Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor‚€™s Degree
- Excellent academic record
- Minimum three months of work or internship experience
- Experience with at least one of the following:
¬ ¬  ¬ - Conducting long-term research (at least 3 months in duration)¬ 
¬ ¬  ¬ - Conducting primary and secondary research
¬ ¬  ¬ - Demonstrated interest in health care
¬ ¬  ¬ - Writing in-depth reports in a professional setting
¬ ¬  ¬ - Analyzing business issues
Ideal Qualifications:
- Interest or experience with health care IT content
- Advanced-level fluency in spoken and written Spanish, Portuguese and/or German¬ 
- MPP, MPH, or other advanced degree
- Experience working in a team environment, as well as independently and autonomously
- Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior executives, in both oral and written formats
- Experience conducting root-cause analysis
- Experience with solution-focused problem solving and thinking through problems creatively
- Experience working on the clinical or business sides of health care
About Advisory Board
Advisory Board is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology, and consulting to improve the performance of 4,400+ health care organizations. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices worldwide, Advisory Board forges and finds the best new ideas and proven practices from its network of thousands of leaders, then customizes and hardwires them into every level of member organizations, creating enduring value. For more information, visit www.advisory.com. ¬ 
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We are a workplace that...
¬  ¬  ¬ Values and celebrates diversity of experience, culture, and opinion
¬  ¬  ¬ Is committed to creating an inclusive environment to enhance our collective experience
¬  ¬  ¬ Promotes a supportive community through staff-led affinity groups, events, and education‚€‹

Our Culture & Values:¬ 
We think Forbes said it best: ‚€œMaking the world a better place is what The Advisory Board Company is all about.‚€ We have a unique culture where employees are told to avoid after work emails, encouraged to take 10 hours per month of paid leave for community service, and are expected to add surplus value in every interaction with a member or colleague.¬ 
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Over the past thirty years, we have developed a distinctive corporate culture based on our values and principles. We award, ¬ promote, and praise based on individual performance, capabilities, and ambition. We provide ways for staff to share their time, talent, and passions in the community. We reward innovation and foster a collaborative environment. We have a performance-driven staff and peers that challenge one another in the workplace. And we want free-thinkers, agile speakers, witty writers, and team players to join the firm ‚€“ at Advisory Board, your ideas are heard and your contributions matter.¬ 
Benefits:
Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, The Advisory Board Company offers a competitive benefits package.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible
- 401(k) retirement plan with company match
- 20+ days paid time off and 10+ paid company holidays
- Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
- Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
- Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
- Benefits kick in day one,¬ see the full details here
The Advisory Board Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.

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