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HCI3'S TEAM

Francois de Brantes, MS, MBA
Executive Director

As Executive Director of HCI3, Mr. de Brantes is responsible for setting and implementing the strategy of the organization. This includes supervising the implementations of Bridges To Excellence and PROMETHEUS Payment pilots, leading the development of new programs, and designing incentive efforts for employers, health plans and provider organizations.

Previously, Mr. de Brantes was the Program Leader for various healthcare initiatives at GE Corporate Health Care Programs, responsible for developing the conceptual framework and the implementation of GE's Active Consumer strategy. 

Mr. de Brantes attended the University of Paris IX - Dauphine where he earned a MS in Economics and Finance. After completing his military service as a platoon leader in a Light Cavalry Regiment, he attended the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, where he graduated with an MBA.
 

Elizabeth Bailey, MPH
Program Implementation Leader, Central Region

Ms. Bailey is responsible for coordinating and supporting BTE implementation regions by interacting with health plans, employers, and physicians. She also plays a key role in supporting the implementation of the PROMETHEUS pilot sites. Prior to joining HCI3, Ms. Bailey was a research project manager within the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. In that role, she managed multiple patient-centered medical home pilot evaluations, an evaluation of pay for performance in Medicaid, and several projects focused on quality measurement and reporting.

Ms. Bailey received her undergraduate degree in Quantitative Economics and Community Health from Tufts University. She earned a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from Boston University.
 

Lauren Bennett
Communications Leader

Ms. Bennett serves as the Communications Leader for HCI3 where she is responsible for the development and execution of HCI3's external communication and outreach strategy including all social media efforts as well as content management of the organization's website. Prior to HCI3, Ms. Bennett held various communications and public relations positions, including that of Public Information Manager at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago. There she managed content for the organization's patient-centered website, organized exhibitor press conferences at the annual meeting and supported the media relations program.

Ms. Bennett is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a BA in Communications and Public Relations.

 

Sarah Burstein, MPH
Program Implementation Leader, Mid-Atlantic Region

Ms. Burstein supports various emerging HCI3 regions by providing operational guidance, best practice consulting and interaction with key stakeholders in the management of program implementation. Ms. Burstein is responsible for managing and supporting intake and transmission of performance data, and acting as the primary liaison between HCI3's Recognition Data Exchange, performance assessment organizations, health plan administrators and consumer portal.

Previously, Ms. Burstein was the Compliance Analyst in the Office of Corporate Compliance at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she worked on a diverse range of projects to effectively develop, implement and manage the hospital's Compliance and HIPAA programs. She also has previous experience in employer benefits as a Healthcare Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ms. Burstein received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Masters Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management from the State University of New York at Albany.
 

Jessica DiLorenzo
Program Implementation Leader, Northeast Region

Ms. DiLorenzo is responsible for the implementation of Bridges to Excellence and PROMETHEUS Payment programs in the northeast. With ten years experience in health care initiatives, Ms. DiLorenzo focuses on supporting HCI3 strategies, including managing HCI3 northeast grant projects, expanding BTE and PROMETHEUS Payment into new regions, providing customer support to health plans that use HCI3 programs, and supporting HCI3 operations. Prior to her current role with BTE, Ms. DiLorenzo was the Health Care Initiatives Team Leader for GE. She was responsible for the operations of companywide health care strategies, which included BTE, in addition to Active Consumer Programs and the Global Health Index. Ms. DiLorenzo graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Sociology, and received her Masters of Arts in Communications from the College of St. Rose.
 

Stacey Eccleston
Program Implementation and Research Leader

Ms. Eccleston is responsible for implementing HCI3’s programs and analyzing their effects. Ms. Eccleston has more than 20 years experience in analyzing health care data and deriving solutions to improve the efficiency and quality of health care delivery systems. Prior to joining HCI3, Ms. Eccleston was the Assistant Commissioner for Health Research and Policy at the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy where she was responsible for providing strategic leadership and high-quality, objective analysis on various issues related to health care in the Commonwealth. Before working for the Commonwealth, she was a senior policy analyst at the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute in Cambridge, MA where, in addition to designing, implementing and disseminating studies on health care delivery systems in various state workers’ compensation programs, she was responsible for the creation of a multi-jurisdictional database of workers’ compensation medical claims. Throughout her career, Ms. Eccleston authored numerous publications in the areas of health care utilization and price trends, quality of care, and monitoring impacts of health reform and disseminating research results through presentations to various stakeholders and through public testimony.
 

Douglas Emery, MS
Program Implementation Leader, Western Region

Mr. Emery serves as the Operations Manager for the Western Region for HCI3. He has been working in healthcare reform policy for over 14 years. Beginning in 1991, at the Institute of Political Economy, he and other colleagues began to work out a new microeconomic model for healthcare economics and episode of care purchasing. Since then, Mr. Emery has worked in the public sector (Public Employees Health Program of Utah) and the private sector as an executive and consultant (Oxford Health Plans, HealthSouth, HealthMarket, Medstat, Definity Health, and others.) Mr. Emery has published many articles and two books on moving toward a more consumer-directed model and episode purchasing. The second book, Customer Directed Healthcare Reform with Episode Pricing, was published through Texere, a division of Thomson Publishing.
 

Michael Moses, MS
Program Support and Business Process Automation Leader

Michael Moses is Program Support and Business Process Automation Leader for HCI3. In that capacity, he supports the Recognition Data Exchange, HCI3's website, and initiatives throughout the organization where technology can help improve quality and efficiency. Prior to his current role with HCI3, Mr. Moses worked as Director of Online Communication for the eHealth Initiative. He has previous experience in marketing and technology development for the Pentagon Federal Credit Union and many others, including the Department of Defense.

Mr. Moses is an award winning Web designer and marketer. He received his undergraduate degree in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Master of Computer Science with a concentration in Electronic Business from the University of Maryland University College. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration.
 

Patricia Mendes
Program Support and Finance

Ms. Mendes supports all HCI3 programs and internal operations. Previously, she was the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Development Team at GE where she administered highly confidential documentation and important presentations for the CEO, Vice Chairman, and Sr. Vice President of Human Resource. Other responsibilities included the preparation and coordination of the GE Board of Directors books, as well as the Management Development and Compensation Committee (MDCC). She also has experience working with the GE Group Health and Initiatives Team.

 

Warren McGuire
Application Developer 

Mr. McGuire is the Application Developer for HCI3.  He is responsible for developing and supporting our Episode Builder, Recognition Data Exchange, and other applications that will enhance HCI3's ability to inform the health care community.  Prior to HCI3, Mr. McGuire worked in a number of industries including telecommunications, transportation, finance and health care.  

Mr. McGuire was instrumental in getting many of the largest carriers into compliance with HCFA guidelines introduced during the mid 1990's. He is a graduate of Fairfield University, holding a BS in Business Management. 

 

Amita Rastogi, MD, MHA, MS
Medical Director, Cost of Care Programs

Dr. Rastogi is Medical Director, Cost of Care Programs at HCI3 (Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute Inc.) and has been engaged in developing Prometheus's evidence-informed case rates (ECRs). In that capacity, she works with clinicians to define the boundaries of an episode, oversees the analytics, modeling and risk-adjustment of ECRs and interfaces with implementation leaders, medical directors and claims adjudicators to help translate ECRs into Prometheus payment mechanisms. She is currently engaged in the development of an open source episodes-of-care system for CMS, in partnership with the Brandeis University, ABMS and AMA-PCPI.

Amita is adept in the use of statistical models and risk-adjustment methodologies and has extensive experience in the use of episodes-of-care for cost analysis and evidence-based-medicine guidelines for quality evaluations. Dr. Rastogi is a Mayo-trained cardiac surgeon, certified in heart and lung transplantation, and has over 25 years of experience in the clinical arena as well as in health services research. She received her Masters degree in Health Administration from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky and her Masters in Health Studies (Biostatistics & Epidemiology) from the University of Chicago.
 

Jenna Slusarz
Program and Operational Support

Ms. Costley provides program and operational support for HCI3. Prior to her current role, Ms. Costley worked as Research Assistant to the Data Analysis Services and Health Information Technology Departments at Masspro. In her role she assisted with project management tasks and provided support for multiple projects in both departments.Ms. Costley received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Roger Williams University.

 

Andrew Wilson, MPH, MA
Research Leader

Mr. Wilson leads new research initiatives at HCI3 and provides analytic support to ongoing programs. In addition to this work, he is currently a doctoral candidate and Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) Fellow in health services research at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. His research interests include methods of performance measurement and the relationships between external environmental factors and performance in health care organizations.

Prior to joining HCI3, Andrew was Senior Research Analyst with the Center for the Study of Drug Development at the Tufts School of Medicine where he also earned a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Health Services Policy and Management. He was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Social Policy from Brandeis upon completion of his qualifying exam.