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|2018 Fall Conference Presenters|
Kate Goodrich, MD MHS
Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) and CMS Chief Medical Officer (CMO), joined the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in September 2011. This Center is responsible for over 20 quality measurement and value-based purchasing programs, implementation of the new Quality Payment Program and the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act, quality improvement programs in all 50 states, clinical standards and survey and certification of all providers across the nation, and all coverage decisions for treatments and services for CMS. The Center budget exceeds $1.5 billion annually. Prior to being CCSQ director and CMO, Dr. Goodrich served as the director of the Quality Measurement and Value-based Incentives Group in CCSQ from 2012 through 2015. Dr. Goodrich served as a senior advisor to the director of CCSQ and the CMS chief medical officer from 2011 to 2012 and from 2010 to 2011 she served as a medical officer in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in HHS. Dr. Goodrich is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University. From 1998 to 2008, Dr. Goodrich was on the faculty at the George Washington University Medical Center (GWUMC) and served as division director for Hospital Medicine from 2005 to 2008 and chair of the Institutional Review Board from 2004 to 2008. She went to medical school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana, and completed her internal medicine residency and chief medical resident year at GWUMC. She continues to practice clinical medicine as a hospitalist and professor of medicine at GWUMC.
Temaka Williams, MPH, MBA
Temaka Williams, MPH, MBA, is the Senior Health Information Technology Advisor at Telligen. She is responsible for providing virtual and face-to-face technical assistance and subject matter expertise to clinicians navigating the quality payment program landscape. She has worked in healthcare for over 15 years, and her experience has included QI facilitation in the long-term acute care setting, quality measure development at the specialty society level and health IT support. Before Telligen, Temaka worked in health IT in the Chicagoland area at one of the largest ventilator weaning hospitals in the United States supporting over 400 clinicians in their health IT efforts. Temaka earned her Bachelor degree in Healthcare Management from Southern Illinois University and Master Degrees in Public Health and Business Administration from Saint Xavier University. Temaka also co-leads philanthropy work in medical ministry and college access initiatives during her personal time.
Virginia Riehl began working in healthcare information technology more than 30 years ago when she managed one of the first networked health care delivery systems in the country. Since that time, she overhauled and managed IT systems to support managed care organizations, health care delivery systems, and clinical trials.
She specializes in optimizing the value of IT investments by health care organizations by facilitating strategic planning, project management, system acquisition, system design, development, and implementation, and operational redesign to match the requirements of new applications. Ms. Riehl has also supported government and non-profit organizations in developing analyses and recommendations for healthcare IT direction and policy, including the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, eHealth Initiative Connecting for Health project, NCQA Roadmap for Information Systems, HL7, PCPI Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) and the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI)