Avalere Health
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Quality & Performance Measurement

Master Quality Measurement

As the healthcare paradigm continues to shift toward a value-based system, payers and providers face increasing pressure to deliver high-quality care at lower costs. For manufacturers, quality measures drive decision-making across the care continuum from coverage to utilization and patient outcomes. Ultimately, whether the focus is access or payment, quality and performance measures should be a critical part of any business strategy. Avalere helps clients from across the healthcare spectrum develop and implement an action plan to deliver on quality and performance measures. Our comprehensive approach offers the technical, clinical, and commercially driven solutions companies need to establish a sound business strategy from planning to execution.

What's Your Challenge?

  • ​Registry Design, Implementation, Evaluation
  • ​Quality Measure and Clinical Guideline Development, Appropriate Use Criteria
  • ​Stakeholder Assessment, Coalition Building
  • ​Provider and Patient Engagement Tools

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Kristi Mitchell

Senior Vice President


Kristi Mitchell, Senior Vice President, leads client engagements involving the use of clinical data for strategic decision-making across multiple industries, including life sciences, health plans, and professional societies. In this capacity, she provides strategic guidance for innovative collection and utilization of data, as well as, oversees the diffusion of best practice in quality measurement development, implementation, and evaluation across multiples industries.

Prior to joining Avalere, Kristi worked at the American College of Cardiology (ACC), leading the development of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, most recently as the Chief Science Officer. Prior to the ACC, she assessed the impact of public health policies, programs, and practices on health outcomes at Battelle Centers for Public Health Policy and Evaluation and at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.

Kristi has an AB in Human Biology and Public Policy from Brown University and a MPH in Public Health Policy Administration and Epidemiology from University of Michigan. She sits on the FDA MDEpiNet Interim Advisory Committee and the Pew Trust Future of Medical Device Registry Stakeholder Group.

Caryn Just



Caryn Just, Manager, provides strategic advisory services around healthcare quality, health information technology, clinical data registries, and applications of real world data. She has special expertise in development and management of registries, especially for medical specialty societies, the use of real world data to support organizational quality goals and improve population management, and health reform as it relates to quality and value. 

Prior to joining Avalere, Caryn served as an analyst with Accenture at both the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and at Steward Health System. At the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she focused on oncology research, and at the University of Virginia, she worked on the development of orthopedic implants with novel biomaterials. She has a background in the creation and modification of healthcare interoperability standards and development of the associated implementation guidance for a variety of care settings. Caryn has special expertise in working with Standards Development Organizations and Federal Advisory Committees, particularly Health Level 7, through which she obtained her CDA certification. 

Caryn has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Eleanor Fitall



Eleanor Fitall, Manager, provides research and analytical support to Avalere's Evidence Translation and Implementation practice, primarily focusing on data-driven quality improvement efforts in both the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining Avalere, Eleanor interned for Galileo Analytics where she assisted in the analysis of pharmaceutical pipeline development by tracking and conducting studies on upcoming pharmaceutical research. Additionally, while serving as a Research and Marketing Assistant for the Chief Operating Officer, she conducted domestic and international market research and assisted in the development of product launch plans.

Eleanor has a dual BA in International Studies and Sociology from Emory University.

Judit Illes



Judit Illes, Manager, advises clients on the implications of trends in evidence-based medicine, healthcare quality improvement, and performance measurement. Judit has expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and experience working on quality of care issues faced by individuals with psychiatric and neurological disorders.

Prior to joining Avalere, Judit served as a Research Consultant at Hearthstone Alzheimer Care for an NIH-funded study testing a non-pharmacological intervention for people with dementia. As a graduate student at Columbia University, Judit conducted research on the pivotal role of environmental design features in long-term care settings for delivering person-centered care. 

Judit earned her Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws from McGill University and her Masters of Science in Bioethics from Columbia University.

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