Shelby Harrington, RN, supports clients in navigating the transition to value-based care with a focus on clinical quality, strategy, and digital transformation.
In recent projects, Shelby has helped life sciences manufacturers develop value-based care strategies by using mixed-methods research to characterize patient-centric outcomes linked with their products (e.g., improved mental health, relationships, and employment, and ability to work and parent), particularly for rare, chronic, and degenerative diseases. These strategies have supported product pricing and formulary placement and overcome coverage barriers, such as prior authorization, for client assets. Shelby has also developed claims data analysis tools that can be used to advise providers on how to achieve value-based contracting targets (e.g., decreased utilization of expensive treatment in high-need patient populations).
Before joining Avalere, Shelby led clinical product and strategy at Nurx, a direct-to-consumer telemedicine startup. Previously, she served as senior product director for quality and regulatory technology at Premier, Inc., overseeing hospital regulatory products, provider registries, provider MIPS solutions, and value analytics products. Before that, Shelby worked as director of clinical excellence for the Advisory Board Company’s Crimson Population Health suite where she led deployment of evidence-based care plans and launched a population health quality reporting solution. Shelby began her career at Carolinas HealthCare System—now Atrium Health—as a staff nurse in orthopedics and trauma care.
Shelby holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University.