Lisa Lines appointed to Neurology Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum

WALTHAM, Massachusetts— Lisa M. Lines, Ph.D., health services researcher at RTI International, has been appointed to the Neurological Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum. 

The committee leads the Neurology Project of the National Quality Forum, supported by the Department of Health and Human Services, which aims to identify and endorse performance measures relating to neurological conditions including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury. 

As a 2016 member of the Neurological Standing Committee, Lines will help evaluate newly submitted measures and measures in maintenance review and make recommendations for endorsement. The measures will help increase accountability and quality improvement specifically for conditions, treatments, interventions, or procedures relating to neurological conditions. 

The committee also provides advice or technical expertise relating to neurology to other committees and ensures input is received from relevant stakeholders for the measures. 

At RTI since 2009, Lines' research has focused on healthcare quality, costs and access. She has published research in a wide variety of subject areas, including performance measurement, risk adjustment, guideline adherence and diffusion of innovation, and cost-effectiveness and affordability issues. 

Lines also serves on the Medical Care editorial board and as co-editor of The Medical Care Blog. Medical Care is the official peer-reviewed journal of the Medical Care section of the American Public Health Association.

Lines holds a doctorate in clinical and population health research from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a master's in public health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a bachelor's degree in scientific communication from Northeastern University. 

 

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Highlights

  • Lisa M. Lines, Ph.D., health services researcher at RTI International, has been appointed to the Neurological Standing Committee of the National Quality Forum
  • The committee leads the Neurology Project of the National Quality Forum, which aims to identify and endorse performance measures relating to neurological conditions