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Kathleen Blake

American Medical Association

Chicago, IL, USA


Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH, is Vice President, Healthcare Quality at the American Medical Association, working to ensure that physicians have the information and tools necessary to successfully participate in new payment programs. She is a member of AMA senior management’s Payment and Delivery Reform Task Force. From April 2013 until April 2016, Dr. Blake was Executive Director of the PCPI® which includes among its activities the National Quality Registry Network™ (NQRN™). In that capacity Dr. Blake was responsible for ensuring the successful execution of all components of the PCPI strategic plan and the integrity of its measure portfolio, including oversight of PCPI performance measure-related activities.

Dr. Blake served as Co-Chair of the HIT Policy Committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology until April 2017 and previously served as co-chair of its Quality Measures Task Force. She is a member of the Governing Committee of the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) coordinating center, an FDA-funded public private partnership hosted by the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC). She has previously represented the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) in the AMA House of Delegates and the PCPI and on the PCPI Work Group on congestive heart failure performance measures. As chair of the HRS Health Policy Committee, she led a team of physician volunteers and staff to address policy issues at the federal level and was a Founding Co-Chair of the Society’s Measure Development Task Force.

Prior to coming to AMA, Dr. Blake was Senior Research Director at the Center for Medical Technology in Baltimore, Maryland, overseeing Public-Private Partnerships, Policy and Education and serving as an advisor to two national clinical registries. Dr. Blake is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist who received her medical degree from the University of Chicago, followed by post-doctoral training in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases at Stanford University. From 1988 until 2011, Dr. Blake practiced at the New Mexico Heart Institute, where she also served as President. In 2011, she earned a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a part-time member of the Johns Hopkins University medical faculty.

Kathleen Blake is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Health Care Law Institute 2017: The New Challenges Facing Providers -- Reimbursement, Enforcement, Compliance, and Other Hot Topics, Thursday, December 14, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Health Care Law Institute 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Health Care Law Institute 2017: The New Challenges Facing Providers -- Reimbursement, Enforcement, Compliance, and Other Hot Topics, Thursday, December 14, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
Health Care Law Institute 2017: The New Challenges Facing Providers -- Reimbursement, Enforcement, Compliance, and Other Hot Topics, Thursday, December 14, 2017, Nashville, TN
Health Care Law Institute 2017: The New Challenges Facing Providers -- Reimbursement, Enforcement, Compliance, and Other Hot Topics, Thursday, December 14, 2017, Atlanta, GA
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