Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) Medicaid Medical Director has been appointed to serve on a national advisory panel aimed at improving healthcare for patients. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) selected Dr. Doris Lotz to serve on PCORI’s newly established Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems.
Dr. Lotz was one of 84 individuals selected to serve on one of PCORI’s four advisory panels. She will represent public payers of healthcare services on the 21-member Improving Healthcare Systems panel. The panel will help identify and prioritize questions that are important to patients, caregivers, clinicians and others. PCORI received applications for panel membership from more than 1,000 individuals.
“It’s important that we look at how we deliver healthcare services,” said Dr. Lotz, “so that we can develop healthcare systems that consistently deliver high quality, effective, and efficient care to patients, and we ensure that excellent healthcare is available for everyone. PCORI is going to take on that challenge and I’m honored to be involved.”
Lotz, MD, MPH has been the Medicaid Medical Director for the State of New Hampshire since 2002. She provides guidance for clinical policy, program development, and strategic planning; oversight to quality improvement, clinical and pharmacy services, and managed care; and actively works to balance clinical and business priorities of the program. Dr. Lotz has been an advocate for quality measurement and evidence based improvements in health care delivery.
PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed health care decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. For more information visit: www.pcori.org.