Director, Center for Appropriate Care

Anya Day portraitAs director of the Center for Appropriate Care, Anya Day oversees a team of researchers and consultants working on delivery of direct technical assistance for the adoption, implementation, and optimization of health information technology (HIT) in clinical practice as well as a portfolio of implementation research to inform and improve HIT policy and identify best practices. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations for the Center, including administration, staff management and fiscal obligations, ensuring client satisfaction, strategic planning, and business development.

As a health information analyst and qualitative researcher, Ms. Day has led a number of research and practical application projects in the areas of HIT, health information exchange, and quality improvement. Her experience includes managing and staffing numerous mixed-methods research and evaluation projects involving the design and conduct of both quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews. She specializes in applying qualitative techniques to evaluate the financial, operational, and clinical impacts of HIT.

Ms. Day has served as a consultant on questionnaire design, designed sampling frameworks, managed large sample sets, trained professional interviewers on telephone and in-person interviewing techniques, and conducted hundreds of interviews. Her experience includes observations and shadowing in clinical environments. Ms. Day has expertise in analyzing, representing, and reporting on qualitative data by using various coding and thematic analysis techniques. She has experience applying cognitive task analysis, an expert-oriented method of interviewing and qualitative analysis, to support technology integration and change management in the clinical setting.

Ms. Day holds a Master’s of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s of Science in Integrative and Medical Biology from Beloit College.