Theresa Schmidt

“The healthcare landscape continues to change rapidly. While this presents many challenges, it also offers an exciting opportunity to break out of existing silos, innovate, and improve care.”

Theresa Schmidt has over a decade of experience in healthcare and health information technology and leverages a strong background in non-acute care, analytics, quality measures and quality improvement, project management, and agile product development methodologies to help Discern clients and partners achieve their business goals.

Prior to Discern, Theresa served as the Chief Data and Quality Officer for the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation, where she led the Data and Quality Initiative and worked with Hospices and other stakeholders across the United States to better define, measure, and improve quality in hospice. Concurrently, she was the Vice President of Strategy at Healthsperien, working with provider and association clients to develop and execute business strategies, led grants and consulting projects, and produced research on a variety of healthcare topics.

Theresa has also worked at Avalere Health, where she directed large-scale projects in the Data Analytics Practice and was the Product Manager for Avalere Quality Measures Navigator®, overseeing the product’s strategy, roadmap, development, launch, and go-to-market activities.

She previously served the post-acute and long-term care community as the Manager of Education at eHealth Data Solutions (eHDS), where she headed product implementation, support, and documentation. During her eight years at eHDS, Theresa worked closely with PAC/LTC providers across the United States and collaborated in the software development process, providing subject matter expertise in quality, reimbursement, and performance improvement.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Post-acute, long-term, continuing, serious illness, and end of life care
  • Quality measures
  • Quality and performance improvement
  • Health information technologies
  • Data analytics
  • Project and product management


  • M.A., Sociology – The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • B.A., Sociology and English – Oberlin College
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) – Scrum Alliance


  • Alexandria, VA
  • Baltimore, MD

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