Theresa Schmidt Joins Discern Health as Director

Discern is excited to announce that Theresa Schmidt has joined our growing team.

With over a decade of experience in health care policy and health information technology, Theresa leverages a strong background in post-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 joining 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, lead grants and consulting projects, and produce research on a variety of health care 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.

Theresa’s areas of expertise include:

  • 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

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