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ACHP Welcomes Dr. Connie Hwang as Chief Medical Officer and Director of Clinical Innovation
Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2018) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) has named Dr. Connie Hwang, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Clinical Innovation. As the leader of ACHP’s Clinical Innovation team, Hwang will direct efforts on higher quality standards and advise ACHP’s patient-centered advocacy agenda.
An experienced physician leader, Hwang brings a strong clinical and population health perspective that will enhance ACHP’s mission of providing high-quality, affordable coverage and care. Working with ACHP clinical and quality leaders, Hwang will help drive health plan performance improvement as well as spearhead ACHP research and programming on patient experience, delivery transformation and community benefit programs. Hwang will also inform efforts with Washington policy and decision makers as ACHP demonstrates the impact of nonprofit, community health plans.
“We are excited to add a leader with such extensive clinical and quality expertise to the ACHP team,” said ACHP President and CEO Ceci Connolly. “Connie shares ACHP’s commitment to excellence, and as a respected physician leader will bring a fresh take on ACHP’s approach to improving quality measures and bringing the right care to the right patient at the right time.”
Hwang comes to ACHP from Evolent Health, a population health management company focused on the transformation to value-based care, where she served as Vice President, Quality and Clinical Performance. Hwang has also held senior positions at the National Quality Forum and Resolution Health, Inc., and served on two National Quality Forum expert committees. She is a licensed internal medicine physician who completed her research fellowship and Master in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is a national leadership organization bringing together innovative health plans and provider groups that are among America’s best at delivering affordable, high-quality coverage and care. ACHP’s member health plans provide coverage and care for more than 19 million Americans across 30 states and the District of Columbia. These organizations focus on improving the health of the communities they serve and are on the leading edge of innovations in affordability and quality of care, including primary care redesign, payment reform, accountable health care delivery and use of information technology. To learn more, go to www.achp.org and follow ACHP on Twitter @_ACHP.