Terri H. Steinberg, M.D., MBA, has been named one of the top 50 health care information technology experts and one of the most powerful women in health care IT by Health Data Management.
In its repeated recognitions of her extraordinary contributions to the field of health information technology, the monthly journal said Dr. Steinberg is “focused on implementing innovative technology architecture platforms to support care delivery within the framework of new payment models.”
Dr. Steinberg is chief health information officer and vice president of population health informatics for Christiana Care Health System. She also is a practicing internist and geriatrician who visits homebound patients.
In its recognition of Dr. Steinberg as a top expert, Health Data Management credited her with leading design of a massive population health effort that has overhauled treatment strategies for more than 20 chronic disease states.
“Christiana Care is now taking population health a step further and analyzing the health status of all Delaware residents, whether by Christiana Care or not, via data feeds from a statewide health information network,” it said.
Dr. Steinberg was lauded as one of health care IT’s most powerful women in part due to her extensive lectures and consultations, including with the Institute for Safe Medication Practice.
As part of this recognition, Dr. Steinberg was invited to speak as a panelist at a May 12 conference in Boston honoring the most powerful women in healthcare IT. She joined the closing panel, titled “Finding Improvements and Moving the Needle in the Age of Value-Based Care.”
A graduate of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Steinberg in 2012 helped Christiana Care win a $10 million Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation grant for the “Bridging the Divides” program, which used existing information systems to trigger alerts for ischemic heart disease patients who need extra care, both in the hospital and at home.
The Bridges program spawned Care Link, Christiana Care’s care management program that improves both the individual experience of care and population health outcomes, and increases value by reducing the cost of care by getting people the right level of health care at the right time and in the right place.