Meet
Katherine Steinberg

Katherine Steinberg engages with clients seeking optimization of payment and delivery systems as they adapt to healthcare changes and reform.

With a focus on designing and executing on new models of care, she helps stakeholders plan for strategic opportunities as she applies her background in patient and provider engagement, healthcare market evaluation, user-centered innovation design, process improvement, and strategic planning.

Prior to joining Avalere, Katherine was the director of UCLA Health’s Institute for Innovation in Health, where she led a team identifying, implementing, and evaluating new care models, companies, and technologies to advance the strategic objectives of the health system. In a previous position as part of UCLA Health’s Performance Excellence Team, she developed and led training for the Departments of Neurosurgery and Quality. Before UCLA, she worked at the VA Health System in several roles that were focused on improvements in quality of care, resource allocation, strategic planning, and facility design.

Katherine received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an MPP from UCLA’s School of Public Affairs, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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As part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Cost Conversation project, Avalere led the development of a set of practice briefs that provide actionable resources to healthcare providers about how to improve the value and frequency of cost conversations with patients.

Avalere used a human-centered design approach structured around patient preferences to help guide advanced breast cancer patients.

Evidence suggests that shared decision-making can play a role in advancing a value-based care delivery system.

In the final episode of our digital health podcast series, we interview Martha Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer of AccendoWave, discussing how technology has the promise to reduce pain for patients as an alternative to opioids. AccendoWave's system assesses patient discomfort levels using EEG technology.

Tune in to the third episode of our digital health podcast series as we explore the role innovation and technology play in the healthcare landscape. Today, we interview Sajid Ahmed, Chief Information & Innovation Officer of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital. Hear how he leads its greater than $70 million health information technology initiative and launched the innovation hub that serves 1.35 million residents from all over South Los Angeles.

In episode 2 of our health technology podcast series, we discuss the promise of telehealth technologies with Jamey Edwards, CEO of Cloudbreak Health.

We are excited to bring you a 4-part podcast series dedicated to digital health where we explore the role innovation and technology play in healthcare. We kick off this series with Adam Kaufman, CEO of Canary Health. Canary Health is a leading digital health self-management platform, which has demonstrated success in helping people achieve improved health while lowering healthcare costs.

Avalere recently partnered with the National Pharmaceutical Council to examine payers' perspectives regarding the use of patient data and how it can be used to shape care delivery, improve system efficiencies, and achieve better health outcomes.

During the last week of October, Avalere invited a select group of innovators to breakfasts in Los Angeles and San Francisco to discuss elements of successful adoption of innovative technologies and models of care.

On behalf of The Pew Charitable Trusts, Avalere conducted research to identify current barriers to interoperability and some of the best potential solutions in the current political and business environments.

A new analysis by Avalere Health estimates that three proposed policy changes to expand Medicare reimbursement of telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) would collectively decrease federal spending by $1.8 billion between FY2017 and FY2026.