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.

Nelly Ganesan

Senior Director


Nelly Ganesan, Senior Director, advises clients on the implications of quality-related healthcare policies, including but not limited to: public and private quality reporting programs, value-based care and payment and delivery models. Nelly also has special expertise in care models focused on CMS’ Triple Aim: Better Care, Better Health, and Lower Costs and the use of patient-reported outcomes. 

Nelly has been with the firm since 2011, prior to joining Avalere, Nelly spent six years at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement focused on population health and hospital-based quality improvement. 

Nelly has a BS in Economics from the University of Oregon and a MPH in Epidemiology and International Health from Boston 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.

Morenike Ayo-Vaughan

Senior Associate


Morenike Ayo-Vaughan, Senior Associate, provides research support for clients within the field of healthcare quality measurement and improvement.  Morenike has experience in clinical guidelines development, health policy research, and hospital administration.

Prior to joining Avalere, Morenike was a Practice Operations Associate for Privia Health, creating the framework for CMS Meaningful Use program for multispecialty providers and conducting analyses to examine the effectiveness of population health interventions. Prior to that, as a Lean Six Sigma Consultant to the Lombardi Cancer Center, she performed analysis and made recommendations around patient clinical experiences.

Morenike has an MS in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University and a BS in Public Health from Temple University.

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