George Isham is a Senior Fellow at the HealthPartners Institute and a Senior Advisor for the Alliance of Community Health Plans. Previously, he served as a senior advisor to the board of directors and the senior management team of HealthPartners, and prior to that, he was HealthPartners’ medical director and chief health officer, responsible for quality of care and health and health care improvement. Dr. Isham has been active in health policy, serving as a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Task Force on Community Preventive Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s United States Preventive Services Task Force, as a founding co-chair of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s committee on performance measurement as well as founding co-chair of the National Quality Forum’s Measurement Application Partnership. Dr. Isham is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. He has an M.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.S. in preventive medicine and administrative medicine from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Authored by George Isham, M.D., M.S.

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Building Data Capacity for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Priorities for the Next Decade

A recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine helps the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) with its work to enhance the data infrastructure for patient-centered outcomes research, prioritizing a holistic view of an individual’s health, data linkages and more.