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About the presenters
Rocco J. Perla is Co-Founder of The Health Initiative, a campaign catalyzing a nationwide effort to spur a new conversation about – and increased investments in – health. Perla previously served as President of Health Leads, which enables physicians and other healthcare providers across the country to address the fundamental drivers of patients’ health, such as healthy food and safe housing.
Prior to this, he was part of the leadership team that established the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where he was responsible for developing the national learning system to test new ways to pay for and deliver care through the Affordable Care Act and oversaw the $1 Billion Partnership for Patients and the Million Hearts Campaign.
Perla was a Merck Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and received the Impact Article of the Year Award from the National Association for Health Care Quality; the Federal Executive Board Award for Outstanding Creativity and Innovation; and the Deming Medal by the American Society for Quality.
He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with a joint appointment in Community Health and Quantitative Health Sciences. He received his Ed.D from University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Lloyd P. Provost is an improvement advisor with Associates in Process Improvement who has worked worldwide to apply the science of improvement. His experience includes consulting and teaching in collaborative improvement, planning, management systems, measurement, planned experimentation, and statistical process control. Lloyd is also a senior fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Lloyd also works with IHI on their Improvement Advisor Development Program.
Lloyd holds has a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science in Statistics from the University of Florida. He is the author of multiple papers relating to quality and measurement and co-author of three books on planned improvement including the Health Care Data Guide (Jossey-Bass, 2011).
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