RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Saira Naim Haque, Ph.D., MHSA, FAMIA, Director of Digital Interoperability and Clinical Informatics in the Translational Health Science Division at RTI International (RTI), a nonprofit research institute, has been appointed to the National Quality Forum’s Rural Telehealth and Healthcare System Readiness Committee.
This multi-stakeholder committee is charged with creating a measurement framework linking quality of care delivered by telehealth, healthcare system readiness and health outcomes in a disaster. As a member of the committee, Dr. Haque will help guide the development of an environmental scan to identify measurement gaps and priorities for the future and a measurement framework to assess the impact of telehealth on rural healthcare system readiness. Her input will also inform synthesizing the findings into a recommendations report.
Dr. Haque has led development of RTI’s telehealth research portfolio and her work includes policy analysis, program evaluation, pilot execution and technical assistance for a variety of telehealth interventions in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Haque holds a Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Sociology from Union College. She is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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