The Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment, authorized under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, awards funds to states to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions for workers with potentially disabling health conditions.
- Data analysis, design, development, and testing
- Quality of health care
- Employment opportunities for people with disabilities
- Economic Well Being and Income Support
- Human Services
Jeff McCartney has extensive expertise in data analysis, design, development, and testing to improve quality of care via the development and implementation of health care quality measures.
McCartney is a senior systems analyst for an ongoing effort to inform the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the quality of care Medicare beneficiaries receive. On this project, he led the software development and testing effort for hospital-acquired condition measures and also supervised and performed quality assurance on the patient safety and inpatient quality measures. He is leading a task to identify processes and tools to ensure the quality of all deliverables.
McCartney serves as project director for an initiative to promote the use of Electronic Health Records, leading the measures implementation task, ensuring that the electronic specifications produced are consistent and easily understood by end-users, and assisting with endorsement of selected measures by the National Quality Forum. Under a similar contract, McCartney leads a task for ensuring the quality, consistency, and completeness of the coding for clinical concepts associated with 100 re-specified measures. For a program to reduce preventable inpatient harm and hospital readmissions, he served as the technical lead, creating master analytic files; designing, developing, and overseeing software implementation, and modifying existing software to calculate national and provider-level data.
Before joining Mathematica, McCartney was vice president at Social & Scientific Systems, providing technical leadership, quality assurance, and corporate oversight for data analysis projects. He also held a variety of analyst positions at Hoffmann Research Associates, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Research Triangle Institute and Broadway & Seymour, Inc., in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; and other organizations. He holds an M.S. in mathematics from George Mason University.