Gettler Joins HealthInsight and Albuquerque Coalition for Healthcare Quality
Debbie Gettler, project
HealthInsight New Mexico (formerly NMMRA) welcomes Debbie Gettler as project coordinator for the Albuquerque Coalition for Healthcare Quality and the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative. AF4Q is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to improve the quality of health and health care in designated communities.
Gettler will be assisting the Albuquerque Coalition for Healthcare Quality and team with project coordination and administrative support on the AF4Q initiative. Prior to joining HealthInsight New Mexico, she was a physician recruitment administrative secretary for Presbyterian Hospital (Northside). She recently moved from Prescott, Arizona where she was the practice manager for Prescott Gastroenterology for 10 years. Gettler has more 20 years experience in health care, including positions with Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Yavapai County Department of Emergency Management and Arizona Health Concepts.
Albuquerque Coalition for Healthcare Quality
The Albuquerque Coalition for Healthcare Quality is a collaborative project of local health plans, hospitals, health care providers, consumers, and employers interested in improving the quality of health care in Albuquerque. This effort is part of Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q), a nationwide initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). AF4Q is RWJF’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, as well as reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models that will help propel national reform. Albuquerque is one of the 16 communities, and the only community in the southwest, participating in this effort. The Coalition is located at and is a partner with HealthInsight New Mexico (formerly New Mexico Medical Review Association). For more information, visit www.abqhealthcarequality.org
Aligning Forces for Quality
Aligning Forces for Quality works to bring together those who get care, give care and pay for care to improve the quality of health care in selected communities. This is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, as well as reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models that will help propel national reform. Sixteen communities are participating in this initiative: Albuquerque, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Humboldt County (Calif.), Kansas City (Mo.), Maine, Memphis (Tenn.), Minnesota, Oregon, Puget Sound (Wash.), South Central Pennsylvania, West Michigan, Western New York, and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.forces4quality.org.
HealthInsight is a private, non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving health and health care that is composed of locally governed organizations in three western states: Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The HealthInsight enterprise holds contracts, grants and accreditation in key areas of healthcare improvement. This work includes an Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research Chartered Value Exchange (Nevada, Utah); Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (Nevada, New Mexico, Utah); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Aligning Forces for Quality (New Mexico); Office for the National Coordinator (ONC) Beacon Community (Utah); Medicaid External Quality Review Organization (New Mexico); Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (Utah, Nevada; New Mexico subcontractor); a Community Health Information Exchange (Nevada); Prescription Improvement Coalition (New Mexico); Utah HealthScape (Utah); and URAC accreditation (Nevada). HealthInsight is a recognized leader in quality improvement; transparency and public reporting; health information technology programs; healthcare system delivery and payment reform efforts; and human factors science research and application. Visit our website at www.healthinsight.org.