Debra Ryan has extensive experience in healthcare administration, having worked on both the provider and payer sides of the business for more than 25 years. She specializes in helping healthcare leaders develop and implement physician integration and other value-based initiatives.
Debra’s areas of expertise include payer contract analysis and strategy, black-box contract reviews, clinical integration, PHO and ACO program development, health plan operations, and medical cost data analysis. Prior to Kaufman Hall, she was CEO at Chicago Health System (a wholly owned subsidiary of Vanguard Health System), where she implemented clinical integration and shared savings programs for affiliated physician IPAs and facilities.
Some of Debra’s previous roles include Vice President with North American Medical Management, Director with Dreyer Medical Clinic, Operations Director for two health maintenance organization start-ups, and Program Operations Manager for Medicare Part B carriers.