At the crux of healthcare reform is payment transformation; new payment models are attempting to capture higher quality expectations in patient care. My work at ECG has given me a sophisticated understanding of the complex relationship between healthcare delivery and reimbursement. The most exciting part of this work is knowing I can simplify this complexity for providers and identify opportunities for enhanced strategic performance.
Clients value Michele’s attention to detail and organizational capabilities in managing complex processes that help advance strategic initiatives. Her ability to gather and analyze healthcare data and present it in meaningful terms helps physicians and hospital leadership make pragmatic decisions that improve not only the financial health of their enterprises but also the well-being of their patients. She has worked closely with physicians and other key hospital stakeholders to craft recommendations to reduce rates of ER readmission, lower overall costs of care, and improve patient health outcomes and care delivery.
Since joining ECG, Michele has made valuable contributions to a number of key projects. She has been helping a multistate Midwest health system become more financially and operationally successful as patients continue to seek high-quality, affordable healthcare services that are easily accessible. She also helped produce a report of health risk assessments for the Illinois Partnership for Health, a major accountable care organization composed of 11 formerly separate entities. Before ECG, Michele worked for Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as a Research Project Coordinator. In this capacity, she developed a clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of physician inpatient evaluations on reducing readmission rates, length of hospital stays, and healthcare costs.