Senior Quality Analyst

The mission of the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) is to serve Maryland’s hospitals and health systems through collective action to shape policies, practices, financing, and performance to advance health care and the health of all Marylanders. MHA advocates for members and their constituents – caregivers, patients, and communities – before state legislative and regulatory bodies. MHA also aids member organizations in their shared efforts – both within the field and in concert with other stakeholders in the private and public sectors – to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care services.


MHA is currently seeking a Quality & Health Improvement Senior Analyst to join our team in Elkridge, Maryland. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Quality & Health Improvement, this person will serve as a vital member of MHA’s team.


This is a hybrid position (in office/from home).


As a Senior Quality & Health Improvement Analyst with MHA, you will:


  • Support staff to create and shape pay-for-performance policy proposals with emphasis on performance measurement, risk-adjustment, benchmarking and incentive structures
  • Track Maryland hospitals’ performance on key quality measures, care transformation and population health strategies important under the Maryland Model
  • Support development and implementation of quality improvement collaboratives
  • Aggregate and synthesize information, data, and complex concepts into a meaningful and easily understood format that will inform consensus building among hospital representatives and in support of MHA policy recommendations
  • Work with senior staff to prepare materials for technical and policy work groups, councils, member site visits and external health care audiences. Materials could include such things as issue briefs, data and concept visualizations, comment letters, Power Point presentations and talking points
  • Represent MHA at meetings and bring back key discussion items and flag action items and potential areas of concern




  • Three to five years of experience working on health care issues in a consulting, health plan, hospital or regulatory environment. An advanced degree can substitute for one year of experience.
  • A combination of strong policy analysis skills including comfort with interpreting quantitative and qualitative research, and strong knowledge of quality measurement, performance improvement, or Maryland or federal quality policies is necessary to succeed in this role. At hire, experience in one area and the ability to learn the other is appropriate.
  • Ability to understand health care issues and challenges, reimbursement, or value-based payment policies, relate them to MHA and stakeholder needs, and propose appropriate solutions. Working knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn, traditional fee-for-service and value-based payment systems.
  • Basic Excel and Power Point skills to organize and display data and information to facilitate decision-making
  • Strong writing skills and ability to synthesize qualitative and quantitative data, summarize policy in simplified, ‘lay-person’ language supported by easy to interpret information
  • Active listener with the ability to adapt communication style to audience


The Maryland Hospital Association offers our employees a low-cost, comprehensive benefits package, a generous tuition reimbursement program, a 401(k) with generous employer contributions and much more.


MHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. Visit us online at to find out more about our organization. 

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Application Procedures 

To be considered for the position, please send your resume and cover letter to with the job position in the subject line. 


About the Maryland Hospital Association 

The Maryland Hospital Association serves Maryland’s 60 nonprofit hospitals and health systems through collective action to shape policies, practices, financing and performance to advance health care and the health of all Marylanders. 


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