ANN ARBOR, Mich., August 23, 2017 – Medical Advantage has appointed Darline El Reda, DrPH, MPH, as Director of Analytics. In this role, she leads her team to mine clinical and payer data, and produce actionable insights and recommendations for how clients can improve the quality and efficiency of care they provide for patients.
“We are very pleased Darline has joined Medical Advantage,” said Paul MacLellan, CEO of Medical Advantage. “She has a unique combination of analytical skills and a strong foundation in public health, which strengthens our population health services and the insights delivered to our clients.”
El Reda has held a variety of roles in public health for The Centers for Disease Control, The Michigan Department of Community Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Michigan, and Michigan State University. While working for BCBS Michigan, El Reda helped develop the methodology for Patient-Centered Medical Home designation and led the analytics that supported a variety of pay-for-performance initiatives.
“My goal with Medical Advantage’s analytics program is to provide our clients with solid analytics, along with insight to those analytics,” El Reda said. “We can use this information to help medical practices, physician groups, health plans, and health systems identify where to focus their resources to achieve success.”
El Reda earned her bachelor of science degree in biology from Syracuse University, a master’s in public heath from California State University, Long Beach, and a doctorate in public health in epidemiology, biostatistics, and program evaluation from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She spent the last two years in Kuwait developing a first-time bachelor’s degree public health program for Kuwait University.
“Medical Advantage’s value-add for clients is consultative analytics, a key part of our population health solution,” said El Reda. “We offer the whole package: analytics and reporting combined with an understanding of how practices and health systems work. We are uniquely positioned to leverage the insights derived from analytics to help improve the overall performance across health systems.”
Medical Advantage, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Doctors Company, simplifies the delivery of efficient, high-quality healthcare for medical practices, health centers, physician organizations, hospitals, and health systems. The company helps providers navigate the shifting healthcare landscape by providing resources needed to improve quality of care and decrease the cost of care in the new value-based healthcare economy. It is also one of the key partners in the development of the largest PCMH network in the U.S.
With more than two decades of expertise managing physician organizations and ACOs, Medical Advantage clients have demonstrated success in improving quality of care while reducing the costs of care. To learn more, visit www.medicaladvantagegroup.com.
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