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Alison Rein, MS

Director
Health Innovation and Information Infrastructure
AcademyHealth
1150 17th Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202/292-6733
Fax: 202/292-6833
E-mail: Alison.Rein@academyHealth.org

Alison Rein, MS, is a director at AcademyHealth, where she manages several projects that investigate the roles and responsibilities of consumers, policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders in helping to transform the health care system through use of health information technology and exchange. These projects all converge around the opportunities and challenges associated with capturing and appropriately leveraging more and more diverse data sources to improve population and individual health, and health care more broadly. She has focused in particular on information management and governance policies.

Ms. Rein also has considerable experience in coordinating both community and state-level quality improvement technical assistance programs. She currently directs efforts to identify, support, document, and disseminate the lessons, promising practices, and results of the individual Beacon Community Program initiatives in a systematic way.

Before joining AcademyHealth, Ms. Rein was assistant director of food and health policy at the National Consumers League (NCL). Prior to joining NCL, Ms. Rein served as a health care consultant to a number of private and nonprofit organizations for which she conducted strategic assessments and market studies, and developed analytic models to evaluate the relative-effectiveness (and cost-effectiveness) of numerous drug, biologic, and device interventions. Ms. Rein holds a master's degree in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester.

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