Mathematica developed, electronically specifying, and maintaining electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) that was used for reporting by eligible professionals using certified electronic health records (EHRs) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) programs.
- Health policy and program support
- Public health
- Project management
- Health equity
- Quality of care
- Population Health
- Delivery System Reforms
- Quality Improvement
Alyssa Crawford is passionate about using research, collaboration, and policy to promote equity and improve population health. Her work focuses on health care quality, public health, cross-sector solutions, and program improvement. She currently supports Mathematica’s domestic health philanthropy portfolio, bringing innovative solutions to foundations, professional associations, and non-profits.
Crawford is adept at synthesizing evidence to design and deliver support for various audiences (including federal and state government agencies, health care delivery systems, community organizations, associations, and foundations) as they create or reform policies and programs to better meet the needs of individuals and communities. Crawford has led or contributed to a variety of qualitative and quantitative research, landscape analysis, literature review, and peer-to-peer learning projects. An experienced facilitator, she engages and collaborates with diverse groups of interested and affected parties to vision, co-design, and improve research, policy, and practice. Crawford has led mixed-methods research focused on care coordination and urgent clinical topics; facilitated webinars, analyzed data, and developed written products to support collaborative learning among multisector coalitions and accountable care organizations; developed and tested provider-level clinical quality measures using data from electronic health records, registries, and Medicare claims; and gathered input from experts on topics pertaining to state and local safety net programs, health system data needs, and other urgent policy issues.
Crawford, who joined Mathematica in 2011, holds an M.S.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Developing Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) to Track Quality of Health Care
Developing and Testing Quality Measures to Improve the Quality of Behavioral Health Services
Mathematica worked with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to develop and test measures that can be used to monitor progress toward reaching the goals of the National Behavioral Health Quality Framework.