MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior EHR Application Analyst - EHR Inpatient and Ambulatory in Houston, Texas

Senior EHR Application Analyst - EHR Inpatient and Ambulatory

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Information Technology at

Information Services 710247

Requisition #: 117998

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Ideal candidates will have with at least 3-4 years specific Epic buildexperience, preferably with ASAP, EpicCare Clinical Documentation or EpicCareAmbulatory

The Senior EHR Application Analyst is a primary support contact for the assigned application and may communicate directly with the Manager to discuss design decisions. He/she communicates directly with the IT analysts and ensures that all key decisions are implemented across the application. The Senior EHR Application Analyst will be responsible for coordinating and communicating with the end users and representatives from all areas of the hospital related to their specific application.

The Senior EHR Application Analyst should have an understanding of MD Anderson’s objectives for implementing an EMR and the ability to recognize opportunities for process redesign that will help the organization maximize the benefits of the implementation.

Implementation/ Optimization

  1. Accountable for install decisions related to assigned application

  2. Accountable for pre-live risk mitigation planning

  3. Analysis of EPIC model content and negotiation of any user requested modifications

  4. Populating databases for which they are the owner during the initial system build, with assistance from Epic staff

  5. Understanding choices in application specifications

  6. Investigating the preferred choices of the users

  7. Analyzing data conversion needs

  8. Preparing details of specifications as needed

  9. Aiding trainers during user training

  10. Input to project plan throughout the course of the implementation to insure major milestones are met and appropriate project tracking is accurate

  11. Timely input of weekly time tracking and project tracking data

  12. Responding to Epic’s technical questions

  13. Understanding both the clinical and business workflows to achieve strategic outcomes for the implementation

Support/ Content Management

  1. Modification of EPIC content as prescribed by project team

  2. Working with users on the sharing of data, category lists, etc

  3. Create and document policies and procedures

  4. Troubleshooting problems or questions from users

  5. Prioritizing and implementing changes requested for the system

  6. Coordinating software updates and changes with users

  7. Thoroughly reviewing and testing each new release and communicating needed changes to Epic before users are permitted to access the new release

  8. Collecting information regarding potential system enhancement needs

  9. Maintaining rules for how each new version is released

  10. Analyzing new functionality in new releases to determine whether or how it should be used


1.Setting standards for naming and numbering conventions and security classifications

*In order to be adequately prepared and trained to build, test and optimize the Epic system, MDA requires that Epic certification be obtained within 120 days of completion of the assigned, required training classes. Required certifications must be maintained as assigned.*



Bachelor's degree.



Five years of Epic software/domain/workflow analysis/design/programming/project management/EHR application related experience. May substitute required education with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis or completed years of college on a one to one basis.

Preferred experience

3-4 years specific Epic build experience,

preferably with ASAP, EpicCare Clinical Documentation or EpicCare Ambulatory

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.