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Kathryn Steele, AA, Medical Assistant

Quality Improvement Specialist, Community Care Alliance

Kathryn is a Quality Improvement Specialist for WHA’s Community Care Alliance (CCA).  In this role, she is responsible for assisting participant practices with operational efficiencies, training, process improvement, and more.

Kathryn joined the CCA team in 2016 with six years of experience as a quality improvement professional, having worked with practice transformation programs in Colorado and nationally. Her skill set includes a strong background in clinical practice settings, optimizing office workflows, coaching, communication, and collaborative networking in organizational settings to maximize quality objectives.

Her most recent work experience was with the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium (NRACC) as a Regional Quality Manager, serving remotely from western Colorado. Her focus was on TCPi transformation work, bringing technical assistance and education to practices to prepare for the transition to value-based medicine. Prior to her work with NRACC, she worked with the Colorado Rural Health Center as a Quality Improvement Specialist. In that position, she was a statewide contact with the State Office of Colorado Rural Health that included oversight of 45 clinics.

Her background in rural health, practice education, workflow analysis, process mapping, clinical health coaching, PCMH, and quality data reporting make her a seasoned and effective member of the CCA team.