Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell serves as President & CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, a national network of multistakeholder Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives with over 30 members across the US.  She is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Consensus Committee on Core Metrics for Better Care and Lower Costs and Chairs the committee’s Implementation Task Force. Elizabeth serves on the Board of the National Quality Forum and on the Coordinating Committee of NQF’s Measure Application Partnership and Chair of the Health Insurance Exchange Quality Measure Task Force. Prior to leading NRHI, Elizabeth was the CEO of the Maine Health Management Coalition, an employer-led, multi-stakeholder regional collaborative working to improve the value of healthcare services. Elizabeth also served as the CEO of the Maine Health Management Coalition Foundation leading its performance measurement and public reporting program and engaging the public in the use of cost and quality information. While at the Coalition, she led many multistakeholder payment reform and healthcare system redesign efforts, established the MHMC Data and Analytics program with a multipayer claims database and was the nation’s 4th designee in CMS’ Qualified Entity Certification Program. Elizabeth was integral to the development of Maine’s successful State Innovation Model grant in which MHMC was named as the State’s ‘Implementation Partner’. She served for several years on the Board of the National Business Coalition on Health and Chair of its Government Affairs Committee and as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Board of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. Elizabeth is past-chair of Maine’s Chartered Value Exchange, a convener of Maine’s Aligning Forces for Quality Alliance, and served on the Advisory Council of the Maine Quality Forum. Prior to being appointed CEO of the Maine Health Management Coalition, Elizabeth worked for MaineHealth, Maine’s largest integrated health system where she worked with employers and led several transparency and quality improvement efforts.  She served two terms representing Portland in the Maine State Legislature, and chaired the Health and Human Services Committee. Elizabeth has held posts at the National Academy for State Health Policy, and London’s Nuffield Trust.  Elizabeth was selected for an Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy by the Commonwealth Fund and the British Council. While in the UK, she completed the International Health Leadership Program at Cambridge University’s Judge School of Management, while pursuing graduate studies at the London School of Economics. 

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