James Stephens brings 20 years of experience in information technology including 10 years in healthcare IT focusing on population health to his role as director of Informatics for Medical Advantage. In this position, he facilitates the development of tools and processes to enable communication of information and publication of analytic insights. He leads a team responsible for development and maintenance of a data warehouse, including developing functional requirements, testing implementations and managing the intake of data.
As a strategic analytical thinker with strong communication skills, Mr. Stephens’ expertise includes database and applied theory in a variety of systems and businesses, project design and development, SQL Server and Oracle databases, among other systems.
Before joining Medical Advantage, Mr. Stephens led the development and maintenance of a 20+ TB data mart for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), which supported population health analytics and reporting, including claims, provider, membership, and clinically derived data for more than 4 million members.
While at BCBSM, he reduced monthly efforts 60 percent by developing improved reporting processes for a variety of pay-for-performance programs. His department also produced provider, member and customer-facing analytics and reporting for a variety of population health and value-based reimbursement programs. His strategic planning, data management and reporting supported company trend analyses, predictive model development and other advanced analytics including HEDIS and CMS STAR ratings.
Mr. Stephens holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan.