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Theresa Schmidt

Vice President of Strategy

Theresa brings more than a decade of experience in health care and health information technology to Healthsperien and leverages a strong background in non-acute care, analytics, quality measures and quality improvement, project management, and agile product development methodologies to help clients achieve their business goals.

Prior to working at Heathsperien, Theresa directed large-scale projects at Avalere Health in the Data Analytics Practice. She also served as the Product Manager for Avalere Quality Measures Navigator® and oversaw the product’s strategy, roadmap, development, launch, and go-to-market activities. In both of these roles, Theresa drew on her subject matter expertise and project management skills along with her ability to convene and align diverse stakeholder groups.

Theresa served the LTC-PAC community as the Manager of Education at eHealth Data Solutions (eHDS), where she headed product implementation and support. She also collaborated in the software development process, serving as a subject matter expert in quality, reimbursement, and performance improvement. Theresa promoted a high level of customer service, leading her team of education, support, and documentation specialists to help clients navigate the changing regulations and integrate the use of data into their workflows. During her eight years at eHDS, Theresa visited long term and post-acute facilities across the United States and served her clients through training, data analysis, strategic planning, and thought leadership.

Theresa has an MA in Sociology from The Ohio State University and a BA in Sociology and English from Oberlin College. She maintains a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). She has served on the board of Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes and is an active member of the Advancing Excellence Long Term Care Collaborative. Theresa has also presented on quality, reimbursement, and performance improvement at state and national events.