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NEAHQ Regulatory Readiness Panel

09 Mar 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

Presented by:

Alyson Mitchell, UnitedHealth Group

Rita Morin, St. Vincent Hospital

Lynn Myers, Tufts Medical Center

Sandra Van Gundy, LRGHealthcare

Taruna Banerjee, Cambridge Health Alliance

Credit:  1 CEU



We have convened a group of regulatory readiness experts from both the ambulatory and inpatient settings to share their insight and experiences in a structured panel format. The panelists will also provide participants access to a regulatory readiness toolkit for practical application!

Learning objectives:

  • Compare key similarities and differences among three major healthcare regulatory agencies: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), The Joint Commission (TJC), and DNV GL Healthcare.
  • Explore tools for regulatory preparedness in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals and health plans.
  • Identify best practices and hot topics in regulatory readiness for 2021.

Meet our Panelists:

Aly Mitchell joined UnitedHealth Group in 2019 as a Quality Transformation Consultant, working with ACOs in New England to improve clinical quality measures & Medicare risk adjustment coding performance, along with promoting strategies to enhance population health efforts. Prior to joining United, Aly spent 3 years at Covenant Health as the System Director of Quality for the provider practices, overseeing the strategy for clinical quality, population health, and value-based programs. She has 20 years of healthcare experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. 

Rita J. Morin, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ is the Director of Clinical Quality Improvement at St Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA. She oversees infection prevention, accreditation, performance improvement, regulatory reporting, patient safety, risk management and physician peer review. Dr. Morin has been active in Quality Improvement for over 12 years and has participated in or led hospital accreditation surveys for The Joint Commission, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and the Department of Mental Health in Massachusetts and Maine.

Lynn Myers, MBA, RN, CPHQ is a Performance Improvement Project Leader at Tufts Medical Center.  In this role, she works with teams throughout the medical center to improve the quality and safety of clinical care. Among the services Lynn provides are improvement project design and development, team facilitation, and database development and analysis.  She also oversees Pay-for-Performance requirements and regulatory readiness. Previously, Lynn worked in critical care, nursing management, case management, risk management and quality management in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Lynn earned her BSN from Northeastern University and her MBA from Salem State College. She is a Past-President and past Treasurer of the New England Association for Healthcare Quality, and she is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). 

Sandra Van Gundy, BS, EdD, RN, CPHQ has been a nurse for 30 years, during which time she has been involved in community engagement, progressive leadership, and program design and implementation. She has an array of direct clinical care experiences in large academic medical centers as well as community, rural, and critical access institutions. Dr. Van Gundy has also enjoyed a 15-year career in academia as a nursing professor prior to returning to hospital-based care in 2018. As the Coordinator for Regulatory Readiness at LRGHealthcare, Dr. Van Gundy has led an interdisciplinary team in an accreditation survey, and two annual surveys and maintenance of ISO Certification. Her professional training includes integrative health (Masters PSU ’06) and organizational leadership (Doctorate PSU ’18).

Taruna R. Banerjee, MPH, CPPS is the Senior Director of Organizational Quality and Patient Safety at Cambridge Health Alliance. Mrs. Banerjee received her BA from Wellesley College and her MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.  She has also completed the advanced training program (ATP) from Intermountain Healthcare. Mrs. Banerjee joined Cambridge Health Alliance in 2019 after previously serving as the Director of Quality and Safety for the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital since 2013.  She has an extensive background in managing quality improvement efforts, including program development to improve patient quality and organizational safety, creating a culture of high reliability, physician engagement, and identifying and addressing variation in practice.

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