2018 Hearst Health Prize

Judges Panel for the 2018 Hearst Health Prize 

Director, Center for Value-Based Insurance Design
Professor of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine
Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan

Dr. Fendrick is a Professor of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and a Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.  Dr. Fendrick conceptualized and coined the term Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) and currently directs the V-BID Center at the University of Michigan, the leading advocate for development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health benefit plans.  His research focuses on how clinician payment and consumer engagement initiatives impact access to care, quality of care, and health care costs.

Dr. Fendrick has authored over 250 articles and book chapters and has received numerous awards for the creation and implementation of value-based insurance design. His perspective and understanding of clinical and economic issues have fostered collaborations with numerous government agencies, health plans, professional societies, and health care companies. Dr. Fendrick is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences), serves on the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, and has been invited to present testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel.

Dr. Fendrick is the co-editor in chief of the American Journal of Managed Care and is an editorial board member for 3 additional peer-reviewed publications. He is also a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan, where he remains clinically active in the practice of general internal medicine.

Dr. Fendrick received a bachelor’s degree in economics and chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Woods Services

Tine Hansen-Turton is an Executive with more than 20 years of experience in health and human services senior management, executive leadership and consulting.  She has founded and led several nationally recognized organizations and trade associations.  A proven results-oriented strategic leader, Ms. Hansen-Turton is known for being an effective organizational change agent and policy and health and human services systems reform advocate.

Tine Hansen-Turton serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Woods Services, which is the leading population health healthcare organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities who have medical frailties and behavioral challenges. Tine Hansen-Turton serves as the founding Executive Director for the Convenient Care Association (CCA), the national trade association for the retail clinic industry, serving 30 million people with basic health care services across the country in over 2800 retail settings.  Additionally, Tine Hansen-Turton teaches public and social innovations, leading and designing nonprofits, health policy and the social innovations lab at University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government, Social Policy and and School of Nursing, as well as at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Previously, Tine Hansen-Turton served as the Chief Operating Officer at Public Health Management Corporation, a large public health nonprofit institute, where she oversaw and led corporate strategy, operations, business development and M&A. Additionally, Tine Hansen-Turton served as the founding CEO of the National Nurse-led Care Consortium, a non-profit organization supporting the growth and development of over 500 nurse-managed and school health clinics, serving more than 5 million vulnerable people across the country in urban and rural locations.  For the past two decades she has also been instrumental in positioning Nurse Practitioners as primary health care providers globally.

Tine Hansen-Turton is founder and publisher of a social impact/innovation journal and have co-published eight books and is known as a serial social entrepreneur who has started several national social and public innovations in the health and human services sector.

Tine Hansen-Turton has received several advocacy and leadership awards, the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, the Business Journal 40 under 40 Leadership and Women of Distinction Awards.  She was named one of the 101 emerging Philadelphia connectors by Leadership, Inc. and American Express NextGen Independent Sector Fellow.

Tine received her BA from Slippery Rock University, her Master of Government/Public Administration from University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute and her Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law. 

President and CEO Emeritus of HIMSS

Mr. Lieber has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) and related organizations for over 17 years.  HIMSS consists of HIMSS and HIMSS International, cause-based, global membership societies; HIMSS Analytics, the market research and data services group; and HIMSS Media, the diversified media and publishing division, and PCHA, The Personal Connected Health Alliance—all focused on better health through information technology. In his strategic leadership role at HIMSS, Lieber has established the organization as a global leader on issues such as, electronic health records, interoperability, technology standards, IT adoption, and certification. 

A seasoned healthcare management executive, Lieber has over 30 years of experience. In addition to his service on the Board of Directors of HIMSS and its related corporations, he serves on a number of corporate, non-profit and coalition boards and groups. He was one of the founders of the Certification Commission for HIT and the Health Information Technology Standards Panel, two U.S. federally funded initiatives at the foundation of the U.S. interoperability effort.

As a nationally recognized commentator on health policy, in general, and specifically on healthcare IT trends and issues, Lieber is a regular speaker and contributor to corporate strategic planning efforts, government-sponsored policy efforts, private sector initiatives and other non-profit organizations.  Lieber was recognized between 2004 through 2014 as one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in US Healthcare.

Lieber previously served as CEO of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) for nearly nine years before accepting a position with the American Hospital Association as Vice President, Division of Personal Membership Groups. Prior experience includes Vice President of Operations for the Illinois Hospital Association; Senior Budget Analyst for the Illinois Bureau of the Budget; and Assistant Administrator, Research and Statistics for Arkansas Social Services.

Lieber holds an MA from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, a BA in Psychology from the University of Arkansas, and has completed additional course work at the graduate schools of business at both universities and at the Keller Graduate School of Management.  He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a member of the American Society of Association Executives and Association Forum of Chicagoland and has been awarded honorary life memberships at the American Hospital Association and the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management.

Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health

Dr. Nash was named the Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health in 2008. He is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy.  Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) provides innovative educational programming designed to develop healthcare leaders for the future.  Its offerings include Masters degrees and certificate programs in Population Health, Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy and Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research.  JCPH also offers a doctoral program in Population Health Sciences.

Dr. Nash is a board certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement.  Repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare, his national activities cover a wide scope.  Currently he is on the Advisory Board of VHA’s Center for Applied Healthcare Studies.   He is a principal faculty member for Quality of Care programming for the American Association for Physician Leadership, and leads the academic joint venture between the organization and the JCPH.  He is on the National Quality Forum Task Force on Improving Population Health and is on the John M. Eisenberg Award Committee of the Joint Commission.  Dr. Nash has chaired the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (HC4) for more than 15 years and he is widely recognized as a pioneer in the public reporting of outcomes.

Dr. Nash has governance responsibilities in both the not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare sectors.  He currently serves on the board of Main Line Health, a four-hospital system in suburban Philadelphia, PA, where he chairs the board's quality and safety committee.  In the for-profit sector, Dr. Nash was named to the Board of Directors for Humana, Inc., one of the nation’s largest publicly traded healthcare companies, in 2009. In October 2013 he joined the board of Vestagen Technical Textiles, a privately held advanced medical textile company in Orlando, FL and the board of InfoMC, a leading information technology company.  He is on the health care advisory board for Arsenal Capital Partners in New York, NY.

Over the years, Dr. Nash has been recognized with many awards. Among the most recent are  the Elliot Stone Award for leadership in public accountability for health data from NAHDO (2006); the Wharton Healthcare Alumni Achievement Award (2009); and  the Joseph Wharton award in recognition of his “social impact” and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s medical educator innovation award (2012).

Dr. Nash’s publications include his “Nash on Health Policy” blog and an online column on MedPage Today, in addition to more than 100 articles in major peer-reviewed journals.  He has edited 23 books, including Connecting with the New Healthcare Consumer, The Quality Solution, Demand Better, and most recently, Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness (2nd edition). He is Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health ManagementP&T, and American Health & Drug Benefits (AHDB).

Dr. Nash received his BA in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College; his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and his MBA in Health Administration (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  While at Penn, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and Medical Director of a nine-physician faculty group practice in general internal medicine.

VP-Public Payor Health Strategy of Greenville Health System in South Carolina

Valinda Rutledge is currently the Vice President, Public Payor Health Strategy in the Care Coordination Institute at Greenville Health System in South Carolina.  She is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and supporting the implementation of opportunities related to government initiatives such as bundled payments, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid pilots, dual-eligible, PCMH and ACOs. 

she previously worked as a member of the leadership team (Senior Advisor and Patient Care Model Group Director) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation (CMMI), where she helped build the Innovation Center from its start-up phase and managed the design and launch of several of the Center's models.  In particular, she led the development and roll-out of the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement Initiative, Strong Start and other national programs related to care transformation.

Before joining CMS, Ms. Rutledge served as the Chief Executive Officer of CaroMont Health in Gastonia, NC, where she led the development of a 210-day bundled knee payment arrangement between CaroMont Health and North Carolina's largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. 

Ms. Rutledge received the 2013 Becker's Healthcare Leadership Award, which is given to the top 30 individuals in the nation who demonstrate leadership and impact to the industry on a national level.  She currently serves on several National Scientific Advisory Boards, including NaviHealth, and as a subject matter expert for Sg2.

Ms. Rutledge holds two advanced degrees: a Master of Business Administration degree from Butler University in Indianapolis and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit. She is frequently sought as a national speaker in the area of payment, clinical innovation and population health.

Consultant to Hearst Health

Dr. Schibanoff is a consultant to Hearst Health. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Milliman Care Guidelines (now MCG) from 1998 until 2012.  In that role, he supervised editorial and peer review of care guidelines and analysis of the evidence used to inform their development. He first joined Milliman, Inc., in 1996, where he was an Equity Principal. Prior to Milliman, Dr. Schibanoff served as the CEO of Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego (1993 to 1996) after practicing critical care medicine in San Diego for 18 years.

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Dr. Schibanoff completed a residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine and research fellowship in Pulmonary Disease at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

President and CEO, AcademyHealth

Dr. Simpson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth. A nationally recognized health policy researcher and pediatrician, she is a passionate advocate for the translation of research into policy and practice. Her research focused on improving the performance of the health care system and included studies of the quality and safety of care, health and health care disparities and the health policy and system response to childhood obesity. Dr. Simpson has published over 90 articles and commentaries in peer reviewed journals.

Before joining AcademyHealth, Dr. Simpson spent eight years as a professor of pediatrics, first as an Endowed Chair in Child Health Policy at the University of South Florida and then as the Director of the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. She served as the Deputy Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Simpson serves on the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars Program National Advisory Council, the Board of Directors of the Institute for Accountable Care and the National Health Council and the Editorial boards for the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research and Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. In October 2013, Dr. Simpson was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine).

Dr. Simpson earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), a master’s in public health at the University of Hawaii, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health services research and health policy at the University of California, San Francisco. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies in 2013.

Dr. Simpson's areas of expertise include translating research into policy; quality and safety of health care; health and health care disparities; childhood obesity; and child health services.

Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco

Dr. Smith is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and Visiting Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. He co-chairs the Guiding Committee of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network.

From 1996 through 2013, Smith was the Founding President of the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) , which he led from its formation. An independent endowed philanthropy in Oakland, CA, the Foundation began operations with $500 million in assets, made $650 million in charitable grants under his leadership, and has a current corpus of approximately $720 million.  In those 17 years, Smith helped build the Foundation into a recognized leader in delivery system innovation, public reporting of quality, and applications of new technology in health care. Smith spearheaded the launch of California HealthLine; the CHCF Innovation Fun, which invests in companies advancing the Foundation’s mission; and the CHCF Leadership Fellows Program, whose 300 alumni/ae are senior leaders in virtually every clinical enterprise in the state.

He was a 2014 Menschel Senior Policy Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. Smith is a nationally-recognized health policy expert.  He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 25 book chapters and monographs. He has consulted for the governments of Kuwait, Denmark, and Singapore, and is a frequent keynote speaker, including for Microsoft, Health 2.0, Kaiser Permanente, and the Library of Congress.

Before founding CHCF, Dr. Smith was Executive Vice-President of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, where he oversaw programs in HIV, Reproductive Health, and the Health Care Marketplace.  Prior to that, he was on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and of Public Health, and directed the AIDS clinic there.

Dr. Smith was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2001. He chaired the IOM’s Committee on the Learning Healthcare System, which produced the widely-publicized 2012 report Best Care at Lower Cost. He serves on the Boards of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Commonwealth Fund, Teladoc Health, and Phreesia. and the Editorial Board of Health Affairs. He has served as a Director of Tibion, Inc. and the National Business Group on Health. He has been honored by the California Legislature, the California Hospital Association, Grantmakers in Health, the Society of General Internal Medicine and others.

Dr. Smith holds a BA from Harvard College, an MD from the University of North Carolina, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. A Board-certified internist, he maintains an active clinical practice in HIV care at San Francisco General Hospital.

Senior Fellow, Project HOPE

Gail R. Wilensky, PhD is an economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, an international health foundation. She directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs and served in the White House as a senior adviser on health and welfare issues to President GHW Bush. She was also the first chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Her expertise is on strategies to reform health care, with particular emphasis on Medicare, comparative effectiveness research and military health care.

Dr. Wilensky currently serves as a trustee of the Combined Benefits Fund of the United Mine Workers of America and the National Opinion Research Center, is on the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and the Board of Directors of the Geisinger Health System Foundation, United Health Group, Quest Diagnostics and Brainscope. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine Institute of Medicine (Institute of Medicine), served two terms on its governing council and currently chairs the Healthcare Servicing Board. She is a former chair of the board of directors of AcademyHealth, a former trustee of the American Heart Association and a current or former director of numerous other non-profit organizations. Dr. Wilensky testifies frequently before Congressional committees, serves as an adviser to members of Congress and other elected officials, and speaks nationally and internationally.

She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a PhD in economics at the University of Michigan and has received several honorary degrees.