Courtney Barbera

Courtney Barbera is a Project Manager at Discern Health. She exhibits strong attentiveness to client needs, which allows her to successfully manage projects in an array of areas. Much of her recent work relates to the intersection of information technology (IT) and health outcomes at the patient and population levels. Courtney currently leads large-scale projects focused on the ways health data is exchanged across the health care system, costs associated with interoperability, and federal strategies to advance the adoption and use of health IT. Her current work also focuses on improving adult immunization rates through data capture and reporting between electronic health records and state immunization information systems. Courtney has collaborated on numerous Discern projects to improve quality in a broad range of clinical areas. For example, she has assisted in the development of a tool that will facilitate the selection of appropriate quality measures for children with complex and chronic medical needs.

Prior to joining Discern, Courtney contributed to business development and communications at an international development firm. She has a background in behavioral health research, program impact evaluation, and global health, which was her concentration while earning her MPH. Courtney was nominated as Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Health Society and served as a member of the Global Medical Brigades.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health information technology, exchange, and interoperability
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Health care policy

Education

  • MPH, Global Health – University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • BS, Biology – University of New Hampshire

Location

  • Baltimore, MD

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