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Amy Helwig

Amy Helwig

Executive Vice President
Amy Helwig leads RTI Health Advance and is the Executive Vice President of Commercial Health at RTI International

A board-certified physician, Amy has extensive experience leading large healthcare organizations, developing strategies that explore new payment models and improve clinical quality performance, and driving innovations in utilization of patient reported outcome data to improve outcomes and healthcare value.

She joined RTI Health Advance in 2020 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. Previously, Amy held positions at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services where she served 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 leader of the Patient Safety Organization Program in the Center for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety at AHRQ.

Amy is a frequently published author and reviewer for scientific journals and 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 also board certified with the American Board of Family Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a licensed physician in Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The National Quality Forum selected Amy as one of the 35 members of the 2022 Leadership Consortium announced June 2022.

Collaborating On Quality: The Opportunity For Payer-Provider Partnerships

Payers and providers can leverage common goals while tapping into each other's unique strengths and value in the patient-member experience. Learn more.

RTI Rarity™ Local Social Inequity Score Offers High Acuity Social Risk Data Analysis

The RTI Rarity™ Local Social Inequity (LSI) score assesses higher-risk populations, identifies target interventions, & meets NCQA requirements. Learn more.

Comparing Major Health Equity Frameworks & Measures

This article provides an overview of the major health equity frameworks and measures that inform how health equity performance is implemented & quantified.

Connected Care For Today And Tomorrow

Learn the current trends in connected care and what the future hold for providers in digital health.

Solving The Barriers To Digital Connected Care

In this article, we examine the barriers to digital connected care and what's being done to solidify its position and accelerate further adoption. Learn more.

Health Equity Panel: Takeaways From Five Provider, Payer, And Industry Pros

Amy Helwig, MD, EVP joined a panel of provider, payer, and industry peers to discuss the current state of health equity. Learn about their discussion here.

Health Equity Measures Determine The Impact Of New CMS Regulations And Funding

In this two-part article about health equity measures, learn about recent government initiatives and where quality measures fit into historical context.

Defining The Current State Of Connected Care

Connected healthcare drives the Quintuple Aim, but it's more than telemedicine and RPM. Learn more.

Six Keystone Improvements To Address Surge In Older Adults Living Longer

With adults living longer, the healthcare industry is facing a burgeoning need for senior healthcare. Learn how to address this growing need here.

Quality Improvement Data Strategy To Advance Health Equity

Discover seven considerations for creating a comprehensive quality improvement data strategy that achieves health equity objectives. Learn more.

Where’s Your Health Equity Fulcrum? Part 2

Building “fulcrum points” when addressing health equity strategy can increase opportunities for success. Learn about the second 3 of 6 fulcrum points here.

Determining A Health Equity Strategy: Find A Fulcrum

Building “fulcrum points” when addressing health equity strategy can increase opportunities for success. Learn about the first 3 of 6 fulcrum points here.

SDoH Data Sources: The Keys To Unlocking Better Population Health Management Starts With Better Data

RTI Rarity™ is a new AI analytic tool that improves precision with SDoH interventions. Read more now.

Steps To Successfully Implement A PGHD Program To Aid In Care Planning

Learn the steps to successfully implement a PGHD program in this second of a two-part series on patient-generated health data integration in EHR. Read more

Integrating PGHD Into EHR: A Summary Of The AHRQ Project

Read a physician’s take on integrating PGHD to support timely, data-driven decisions, and learn about a recent AHRQ report supporting PGHD initiatives here.

Improving Patient Experience To Boost Payer CMS Star Ratings

The U.S. healthcare system is shifting toward greater transparency and accountability. One of the instruments payers and healthcare systems use to measure provider performance is patient experience surveys.

National Health Observances Raise Health Equity Awareness

National health observances provide opportunities to raise awareness about health equity.

Incorporating Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) improve patient outcomes. Moving from theory to practice is complex. Find tips for implementing PROMs here.

NQF Roadmap Advances Patient-Reported Outcomes

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has developed a patient-reported outcomes performance roadmap to support a foundation for new quality management. See more.

The Impact Of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

Evidence shows patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) benefit patients, providers, and payers. Learn about PROMs’ growing impact in clinical care here.

Scientific Publications

Physician-reported safety and quality impacts of electronic health record use

Scholarly report (TECHNICAL REPORT)
September 2014

Treating carpal tunnel syndrome

January 2000

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