IT Data Analyst
As an IT Data Analyst at CHCACT, I validate and analyze data to support reporting requirements for grants. Most of my time is spent working with Practice Transformation and Health Center Control Network teams to support the preparation for value based payment models. I also work directly with the health center staff to encourage and improve data collection methods, reporting building, and analysis.
Prior to joining CHCACT, I worked at Norwalk Community Health Center for two years. During that time I leveraged their EHR to extract data to drive continuous quality improvement and optimize clinical documentation to reduce the burden on care teams.
Before becoming enamored with health care data, I earned both my bachelors and masters degree in Math Education from the other UNH (University of New Hampshire) and spent 3 years teaching math to 12-15 year-olds in New Hampshire. Those years helped me achieve a new level of patience and ability to break down information for those who are math averse.
Growing up in rural (traffic there still does not necessitate installing any stoplights) northern Vermont, I had my first interaction with Community Health Centers as a patient. The Community Health Center system there serves nearly a third of the population there and continues to fill a significant need in the area.
I am thrilled to now be working for the Association to promote the use of data and EHR technology in quality improvement to make care delivery smooth for all Community Health Center patients.