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Henry Ford Health System Research Abstract Analyst II / Fulltime / Days - Detroit in Detroit, Michigan


Reviews, interprets and collects clinical data from the medical record for local, national and international research studies. Abstracts clinical data to satisfy numerous HFHS/HAP quality initiatives: COE’s, P4P, Utilization Review, System Registries, HEDIS, Risk Adjustment, NHSN Infection control, Hospital Acquired Conditions, CMS Core Measures, CMS HCC and Coding validation. Please note dollars at risk to HFHS/HAP exceeds thirty million dollars.


  • Identifies, collects and interprets pertinent clinical data from documents in the medical record (paper and electronic) including physician notes, health histories, operative reports, pathology reports, lab reports, radiology reports, pharmacology, discharge summaries, consults and inpatient stays.

  • Responsible for protecting and maintaining the confidentiality of patient information and ensuring the integrity of the medical record. May include ongoing extensive review of patient's clinical course throughout project treatment period and collection of survival information until death.

  • Designs, utilizes, monitors and maintains abstracting tools used for the systematic collection of clinical data. May pilot new abstracts and assist in developing abstracting guidelines and definitions.

  • Participates in quality assurance and compliance activities. Plans and coordinates audits with project liaisons. Prepares for and participates in all project site visit and clarifies and resolves any discrepancies or conflicting data as requested.

  • Submits all data, copies of medical records, etc. as required in the timeframe specified. Interprets and verifies patient eligibility to all projects and/or registries based on patient eligibility criteria and pre-study requirements such as appropriate disease staging, tumor measurements, labs, and diagnostic radiological testing.

  • Understands and complies with all applicable institutional and external agency policies and procedures. Understands and abides by all HIPAA standards.

  • Monitors and provides data management support with respect to patient eligibility, protocol compliance, data submission and federal regulatory requirements for multiple site projects.

  • Provide orientation and mentoring to new employees or other staff.

  • Participates in continuing education activities to improve knowledge of job performance or to maintain credentialing.


  • Associate degree in Health Information Management, plus one of the following credentials: RHIT, RHIA, CTR, CCRP. Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Two (2) years of experience as Research Abstract Analyst I.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, disease processes, medical terminology, pharmacology, and coding systems.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access.

  • Experienced in accessing web-based programs, for example email, internet, vendor-based software as Midas, Quantros, etc.


  • One of the following credentials: RHIT, RHIA, CTR, CCRP.


    Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

    care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes

    the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

    insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

    network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

    full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

    The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

    employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The

    health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com.


    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

    and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

    benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.