Our Experts

Advancing quality through evidence and innovation

Executive Leadership Council

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), a panel of nationally-known quality improvement thought leaders, guides SIE efforts. Each ELC member offers expertise in one or more of the CMS quality goals. To support CMS' quality improvement program, the ELC sets the strategic direction, recommends emerging topics for further exploration, and proposes future areas of focus within the quality improvement program. The council draws on experts and practitioners in the field to ensure that safe, effective practices are available for use by providers seeking to improve the health of people/communities and provide better, more affordable health care.

ELC Members

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Expert Panel

Our Expert Panel (EP) of outstanding health care quality professionals evaluates innovative practice applications against a set of criteria and determines which practices are ready and appropriate for scale and spread. EP members also help identify areas where innovative practices are needed and not readily available.  Meet our distinguished panelists:

Expert Panel Members

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Our Expert Panel ensures innovative practices reach the front line