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Featured Expert: Greg Daphnis: Project Manager, Health and Analytics

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Greg Daphnis is keeping the work of quality measure development moving. A Project Manager on the Battelle Health and Analytics team, he makes sure Battelle’s quality measure projects stay on schedule and on budget.

Greg joined Battelle in March 2016 and brings more than 13 years of experience in project management for healthcare analytics. He currently supports two projects for Battelle Health and Analytics:

  • The Measure Management System (MMS), a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) project that provides a standardized system and blueprint for healthcare measure developers. Battelle maintains the MMS and provides technical support to third party measure developers.
  • The Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (ECQM), also a CMS-funded project. As part of this project, Battelle is mainly responsible for continuing to develop and evolve the framework for the online Resource Center, which will be a public-facing, single source of information, as well as an interactive tool, for the Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Ecosystem of standards and tools.

Greg provides project management services for both projects, keeping deliverables on track and providing timely updates to Battelle staff and CMS. 

Prior to joining Battelle, he worked for Econometrica, Inc., where he served as the Project Manager for the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program. PACE is a CMS-funded program that helps the elderly meet their health care needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home or other care facility. In this role, Greg managed the development of healthcare quality measures following the MMS blueprint. His prior experience on the “client side” of the MMS project has given him a deeper understanding of the needs of measure developers. “I’m very familiar with the MMS blueprints, because I had to follow it and know it from top to bottom as a measure developer,” he explains. “I know what kind of support and guidance measure developers need. 

During his three years at Econometrica, Greg also served as the Task Lead for two other CMS projects: Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) and the National Content Developer (NCD) program, which supported the Partnership for Patients (PfP) goal of reducing preventable harm in hospitals by 40 percent and reducing avoidable readmissions by 20 percent. Before his time at Econometrica, Greg worked for 10 years at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), where he served as the Program Manager on the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) project.

Greg holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from Tulane University and a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida.