Jane Durney Crowley, Board Chair of the Health Collaborative and Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer at Catholic Health Partners (CHP), has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Jane’s appointment is effective until November 2014.

AHRQ’s mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans. It is one of 12 agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ supports research with a goal of helping people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ primarily serves health care providers, consumers, patients, policymakers, payers and health officials such as medical school faculty.

The Council to which Jane has been appointed is a 21-member panel of private-sector experts who contribute a diverse perspective on American health care. They recommend research initiatives designed to lead to improvements in the quality, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of clinical practice. Also serving in an ex-officio capacity are representatives of seven Federal agencies that address healthcare system issues.

“Jane’s intellect and influence are well known in Cincinnati and we are not at all surprised that she has been recognized nationally as a leader in health care improvement,” said Greg Ebel, Executive Director of the Health Collaborative. “We know she will make an excellent addition to the panel.”

The Health Collaborative assembles diverse community stakeholders; hospitals, physicians, insurers, patients, business, education, government and community members, with the goal of generating measurable, sustainable health improvement.payday loansThe work of the Collaborative has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For more information, visit www.the-collaborative.org.

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