Karyn DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, Executive Director, UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation, UC Health, University of California Office of the President
As executive director Karyn supports and manages the development and implementation of system-wide innovative clinical programs and best-practice initiatives that improve quality of care, patient outcomes, efficiencies, and reduce costs across UC Health, an academic health system entity comprised of the 6 UC medical centers and affiliate hospitals in California. Karyn came to UC Health from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, where she was a Program Officer in the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative. There she developed and managed multiple system-wide healthcare grants in the Bay Area and Greater Sacramento regions, which resulted in significant decreases in patient morbidity and mortality and led to improvements in patient care delivery. Karyn is a graduate of Georgetown University, holds an MSN in Health Policy from UC San Francisco School of Nursing, and an MS from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Recent Posts by Karyn DiGiorgio
Coverage with Evidence Development is a promising solution to funding investigations of experimental services. Blue Shield's participation in the Wisdom study shows that private payers can help address the critical funding gap for comparative effectiveness studies.