Clinical Effectiveness

Clinical Effectiveness Team is primarily responsible for electronic quality reporting for programs such as Meaningful Use. Our expertise is outpatient quality measure reporting. In additional to external reporting, our group is the measurement and operations intersection for our Pay for Performance (P4P) programs including at-risk payer contracts and bundles. An exciting new role for our team is measuring Vanderbilt’s internal performance on P4P programs and working in conjunction with other Vanderbilt departments to create meaningful dashboards and reporting mechanisms, improving data capture, and translating all of our work into operational improvement.

Clinical Effectiveness Team Members:

  • Tiercy Fortenberry, RN, CPPS – Associate Vice President
  • Caroline Epps, MSN, RN, CPPS – Director
  • Leslie A. Busbee, MS, CPPS - Manager, Clinical
  • Ruth Donlon, RN - Senior Quality & Patient Safety Advisor
  • Aelinor Garrard - Business Relationship Manager 
  • Kelly Moore - Senior Quality & Patient Safety Advisor
  • Theresa Parkhurst - Quality & Patient Safety Advisor
  • Mark Rhodes - Quality & Patient Safety Advisor
  • Lindsay Strickland, MSN, RN - Ambulatory Nursing Quality Manager
  • Bradley Taylor - Quality & Patient Safety Advisor
  • Katie Bashaw, LPN, BS, CPHQ - Infection Preventionist (QSRP Infection Prevention Team)
  • Helen Chen, MS - Senior Data Architect (Health IT Advanced Analytics)
  • Kimberly Hammer -  Senior Business Intelligence Developer (QSRP Data Analytics Team)
  • Nick Pickhard - Senior Business Intelligence Developer (QSRP Data Analytics Team)