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American Institutes for Research Senior Clinical Quality Measure Developer in Massachusetts


AIR is seeking a Senior Clinical Quality Measure Developer to join AIR’s Learning, Translation, and Quality Measurement Program within theHealth ( .We work to advance equitable, high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care through rigorous research, evaluation, and technical assistance that focuses on what matters most to patients, families, clinicians, and the broader healthcare community.

We have a strong focus on quality measurement to ensure patients receive safe, equitable care. We also translate research evidence to promote understanding and adoption of best practices by patients, families, caregivers, physicians, nurses, insurers, health systems leaders, and policymakers. In addition, our expertise includes promoting evidence-based care for a range of clinical conditions; improving patient safety; and engaging patients and family members in the delivery of care.

Candidates hired for the position may work remotely within the United States (U.S.) or from one of ourU.S. office locations. ( This does not include U.S. territories.

About AIR:

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.

AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences.We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff byclicking here ( .


The responsibilities for the position include:

  • Lead in the design, development and testing of electronic clinical quality measures using Clinical Quality Language (CQL), Quality Data Model (QDM) and Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources (FHIR).

  • Lead in defining user requirements, designing measure test plans, and testing strategies for digital quality measurement and digital quality health related projects and tasks

  • Lead quality measure development research teams

  • Lead and facilitate meetings with project teams and clients

  • Prepare concise, well written, comprehensible technical reports and manuscripts describing research findings for technical and general audiences and the client.

  • Provide strategic and technical expertise related to digital quality health and clinical informatics to guide business development and research agendas

  • Mentor junior staff, sharing approaches to solving concrete problems, and providing feedback on the work of others.

  • Clearly communicate with clients, site-base staff, and other stakeholder orally and in writing and represent AIR in a professional manner.


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of related experience in health or nursing informatics, electronic clinical quality measurement, electronic health record systems, electronic health data

  • Experience working in a contract research environment or similar contract research projects

  • Experience using Fast Health Information Resource (FHIR), Clinical Quality Language (CQL), or Quality Data Model (QDM)

  • Experience using eCQM tools: Measure Authoring Tool (MAT), Bonnie, MADiE, Value Set Authority Center, MMS Blueprint

  • Experience developing and testing electronic clinical quality measures

  • Knowledge of clinical workflows in the hospitals or other healthcare settings

  • Experience working with electronic health records

  • Ability to consult with clinicians, researchers and programmers to interpret clinical and technical measure requirements, specifications, and testing results

  • Knowledge of Consensus Based Entity (CBE) requirements and Rule-making processes


  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate efficiently in a virtual work environment

  • Strong analytical communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and acute attention to detail

  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize projects and to consistently meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment to design, analyze, and report on research projects

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills including strong communication skills with the ability to produce concise, high-level summaries and briefings.

  • Strong presentation, professional development delivery, and facilitation skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing.

  • Ability to mentor/teach eCQM authoring and testing skills and the quality measurement lifecycle

  • Ability to lead teams.

  • Ability to identify risks to projects and timelines.

  • Effective time management skills and ability to consistently meet deadlines.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or the equivalent (word processing, spreadsheets, email and calendar management, presentation software).

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to ensure effective communication with individuals at all levels and from diverse backgrounds.

  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace.


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo reference and background checks.

AIR’s Total Rewards Program , is designed to reward our staff competitively and motivate them to achieve our critical mission. This position offers an anticipated annual salary of $117,000 - $140,000. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the institution and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the annual salary range for candidates that are based in the United States.

AIR maintains adrug-free work environment ( .

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American Institutes for Research is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

American Institutes for Research’s commitment to Diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations and work environment. Diversity is valued and Inclusion is reflected in all efforts to recruit, develop, and engage the diverse staff needed to accomplish our mission.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to Taliba Boone at or call 202.403.5000.

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Job ID 13043

Job Location United States

Category Research