Stephanie M. Kissam has nearly two decades of experience in health care services research and health care policy development and implementation. At RTI, she led the evaluation of the State Innovation Models Initiative (Round 1), and other qualitative and quantitative research tasks that inform state and national health care reform efforts. Her specific areas of focus are value-based payment models, the transition of primary care practices to patient-centered medical homes, health care quality measurement, Medicaid policy, electronic health record implementation, electronic health information exchange, hospital payment policy, and state-level health resources planning.
In addition to evaluation work, Ms. Kissam applies content knowledge and experience in knowledge translation to developing and organizing live and written technical assistance to public health programs in state government and community-based organizations. She has published and presented on state-led health care transformation efforts, patient safety, nursing home quality, and health information technology implementation research.