Specialist, Project Manager, Center for Appropriate Care

Emily EhrlichEmily Ehrlich, project manager for Altarum Institute’s Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN) project team, has more than 20 years of professional experience working with health care quality improvement initiatives.

As project manager for GLPTN, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) multi-state collaborative program that aims to meet various practice transformation and clinical quality improvement (QI) goals, Ms. Ehrlich contributes to and/or leads program operations. She does this by coordinating with GLPTN partner organizations across the Midwest; supporting development of tools and resources to execute the technical assistance services and the training of quality improvement advisor staff on these services; providing oversight and collaboration with sub-contractors across the state of Michigan; and influencing development and management of quality data collection and reporting for data driven QI. She also contributes to business development activities for sustainment of the program services and related work.

Ms. Ehrlich’s areas of expertise include health care cost and utilization, clinical quality measure development, and practice transformation. Prior to joining Altarum, Ms. Ehrlich worked as a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research and as project manager at Truven Health Analytics. She has played key roles in multiple health care quality studies and initiatives, including: Agency for Healthcare Quality (AHRQ)-funded Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) studies; CMS-funded clinical quality measurement projects—including facilitating expert panels and workgroups on quality measure development; The Health Care Innovation Awards Primary Care Redesign Evaluation—including conducting implementation analysis informed by telephone interviews with program administrators and frontline staff;  and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Healthcare Delivery Leadership Project to assess the effectiveness of alternative reimbursement models. Additionally, Ms. Ehrlich is a coauthor on several peer reviewed publications.

Ms. Ehrlich holds a master’s in public health in health behavior and health education along with a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.