Rebecca Schwietz, Healthfirst Vice President, Named One of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Clinical Informaticists
November 14, 2011
NEW YORK, NY, November 14, 2011 – Rebecca Schwietz, Healthfirst Vice President of Clinical Performance, was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Clinical Informaticists today. Selected from a pool of hundreds of nominees, Rebecca was chosen as a leader in her field for her ability to successfully implement data-driven improvement strategies.
Rebecca joined Healthfirst in 2004, receiving numerous promotions since then including Chief of Staff, Vice President of Performance Improvement and Vice President of Financial Analysis. In her current role as Vice President of Clinical Performance Management, Rebecca is responsible for managing the overall quality of care provided by Healthfirst. She supervises the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Advantage star-rating system which provides revenue bonuses based on quality of care and patient satisfaction. Rebecca also created a quality report for network hospitals that shows quarterly performance on selected quality measures.
“Rebecca’s exceptional achievements in her field prove why she is an excellent choice for this prestigious honor,” said Pat Wang, Healthfirst President and CEO. “Her expertise has made a significant impact on Healthfirst and we commend her on this deserving accomplishment.”
The Modern Healthcare awards and honors program recognizes medical professionals who excel at using patient-care data to improve both the clinical and financial performance of their healthcare organizations. The annual list of awardees is published every November.
Established in 1993, Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed care organization that offers low or no-cost health insurance to eligible individuals and families living in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey. It provides a variety of government-sponsored health insurance programs, including New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as Medicare Advantage. The Healthfirst family of companies includes Healthfirst in New York, Healthfirst NJ in New Jersey, and Senior Health Partners (SHP), a managed long term care plan serving Medicaid-eligible clients in New York City. For more information, visit the company's websites at www.healthfirst.org and www.healthfirstnj.org.