Under a contract with CMS’s Innovation Center, Mathematica operates multiple learning systems for Medicare ACOs that promote the rapid distribution of innovative ideas and strategies for improving health care delivery and quality.
- Hospital and health system operations
- Process improvement methodologies
- Delivery System Reforms
Denise Stone applies clinical, operations, and process improvement experience to oversee tasks involving multiple stakeholders. Her experience includes providing direct patient care at a cancer center, and developing and implementing clinical practice changes at individual hospital sites and across a large academic medical center. This work entailed engaging stakeholders, defining objectives, designing measures, managing cross-functional teams, educating staff and providers, and monitoring process and outcomes measures.
Since joining Mathematica in 2016, she led curriculum development for the learning system for the Accountable Care Organizations Next Generation Model and now leads the Medicare Shared Savings Program learning system task. In this role, she provides substantive guidance on curriculum development, oversees client communications, and provides project management for task-specific deliverables. Stone also leads tasks for a technical expert panel and grantee collaboration for the Coordinating Center to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Comparative Health System Performance Initiative.
As a process improvement expert, she maintains certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt, skills in Lean methodology and recently completed certification as a Project Management Professional. She holds a M.B.A. in healthcare administration from Baruch College, City University of New York.