RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Amy Helwig has been named executive vice president of commercial health at RTI International.
“The combination of Amy’s commercial and government experience makes her uniquely qualified to lead RTI’s commercial health practice,” said President E. Wayne Holden. “Amy has a track record of success managing a large team in the payor/provider space. I look forward to her strategic leadership in providing products and services to healthcare systems, providers and payors, and other relevant portions of the commercial health care industry.”
Amy joins RTI from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan, where she served as chief quality officer and vice president of quality improvement and performance since 2016. Prior to joining UPMC, Amy spent 10 years at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Her roles there included serving as deputy director, Center for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); chief medical officer and director of health IT safety and clinical informatics at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; and team lead of the Patient Safety Organization Program in the Center for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety at AHRQ. A medical doctor and board-certified physician executive, Amy has also served as medical director for several organizations.
“I have long admired the thought leadership and commitment to improving healthcare quality and value by the team at RTI. This is an incredible opportunity to collaborate with an exceptional group of people sharing a common vision of improving the human condition. I am convinced we'll do great things together,” Amy said.
Amy holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Medical College of Wisconsin, a Master of Science degree in medical informatics from Milwaukee School of Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a frequently published author and reviewer for scientific journals and a sought-after invited speaker and is an active member of various professional associations, advisory groups and boards.
She will begin at RTI on Monday, Aug. 17.