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IHQI was honored to welcome Dr. Michelle Schreiber, Director of Quality Measurement and Value Based Incentives Program Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for a Speaker Series event on September 11, 2019, in Old Clinic Auditorium. IHQI Director, Dr. Darren DeWalt, opened the program, and Dr. Jennifer Elston Lafata, IHQI Associate Director and former colleague of Dr. Schreiber, led the introduction.

Prior to joining CMS in 2018, Dr. Schreiber served as Chief Quality Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Transformation and Clinical IT Integration at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS). Dr. Schreiber was clinical lead for HFHS’ system-wide Epic implementation. Under her leadership, HFHS earned the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence in 2018.

Dr. Schreiber is a general internal medicine physician with over 25 years of health care experience. In addition to her health system roles, Dr. Schreiber has served on numerous quality committees across Michigan and the nation, as well as with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Her interests are quality improvement, quality measures, and the intersection with electronic medical records to advance quality and quality measures.

Dr. Schreiber packed the house in Old Clinic Auditorium, engaging the audience with an outstanding presentation focused on CMS’ Strategic Priorities for 2019, which include:

  • focusing on results
  • empowering patients, and
  • unleashing innovation.

Dr. Schreiber also discussed the Quality Payment Program and addressed questions sent to her by the audience ahead of the presentation. These questions centered on Accountable Care Organizations and the future of both value-based purchasing and specialty quality programs. For further details, you can view her presentation slide deck.

The audience’s response to the presentation was enthusiastic and positive. “This presentation was outstanding, as in, fantastic. I finally feel informed about emerging healthcare trends, from a credible source.” Another participant remarked, “Dr. Schreiber’s position and depth of experience were illuminating.”

Over 50 UNC clinicians and healthcare leaders also took part in small group sessions with Dr. Schreiber during her two-day stay in the area. Dr. Schreiber was “delighted by the participation” and remarked that it was a pleasure to be at UNC for her first trip to North Carolina.

The presentation was recorded and can be viewed here* or on the IHQI website.

We’d like to thank the audience members for making this IHQI’s most well-attended Speaker Series to date, with over 220 people in-house or connected through Webex. As always, we value your participation and feedback.

*We apologize for the minute or two of background noise at the beginning of the recording.