As a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, Joachim Roski, PhD MPH, focuses on the measurement, analysis, and improvement of health care, population health, and cost/value at the intersection of public health and care delivery. He supports a range of clients in their health care planning, improvement, strategic measurement, analysis, and evaluation needs. His clients include the Military Health Service, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, and others. He is a well-published national expert who speaks frequently on the topics of measuring and improving health care costs, quality/safety, outcomes, and value.
Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton he served as fellow and managing director at the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform at Brookings. There he focused on the implementation of multiple demonstration and pilot efforts to identify and implement nationally consistent data collection and aggregation solutions across public and private sectors to support outcome measurement and improvement, payment reform, and consumer engagement. He also supported the development of solutions for a Brookings and Dartmouth-led collaborative, pilots, and learning network of accountable care organizations.
From 2000-2007 Dr. Roski served as vice president for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), overseeing performance measure development and analysis (HEDIS®), program evaluation, and health services research. Earlier in his career Dr. Roski served as director of quality and performance effectiveness for a large integrated health care system (Allina Health) comprised of 25 hospitals, 50 multi-specialty practice, and other health care services in Minneapolis, MN. He also served as research director in the Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Roski earned a masters degree in public health from the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and his doctorate degree in health psychology from the University Trier, Germany. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Medical School of the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.
Recent Posts by Joachim Roski
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Big data offers breakthrough possibilities for new research and discoveries, better patient care, and greater efficiency in health and health care, as detailed in the July issue of Health Affairs. As with any new tool or technique, there is a learning curve. Over the last few years, we,...