MD, MS, FACP
CEO, Qual-IT Strategies
Andrea Gelzer, MD, MS, FACP
Andrea Gelzer MD is a clinical leader and trusted industry voice who understands and ably evaluates emerging health care issues and risk for a large number of stakeholders. She has significant experience in evolving care models and alternative value based reimbursement with special interests in HIT, technology enabled care, integrated care, health equity, patient centered engagement and social barriers to care. Her consultancy QualIT Strategies is focused on the intersection of health IT and quality. She has extensive managed care experience across all product lines and contemporary relationships with federal entities and industry leaders. She also has significant P+L experience and extensive management experience, having directly managed a team of 575 associates. She also has extensive quality program experience and has been accountable for significant growth, while at AmeriHealth Caritas having helped grow revenues from $4.6B to $18B during her tenure. She continues to provide strategic guidance to companies on a wide range of health care issues. She has extensive real world perspectives and insights and is a published author and frequent speaker in national forums.
Andrea is a member of the board of directors of ATA, the American Telemedicine Association and an independent director for Paramount Wellness Retreats. She has experience on a variety of influential national and industry committees including the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Committee on Performance Measurement, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Care Payment and Learning Network (LAN) Executive Forum, the Coordinating Committee of the Measures Application Partnership (MAP), the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). She has also recently served as co-chairman of the executive committee of the Gravity Project, the FHIR accelerator to develop consensus standards for social determinants of health electronic data.