Elizabeth Mitchell (NRHI)

Elizabeth Mitchell (NRHI)

Member, LAN Guiding Committee

President & CEO, Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)


Elizabeth Mitchell serves as a member of the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s Population-Based Payment Work Group. She is President of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) and became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2013. Ms. Mitchell has expanded NRHI’s role in designing and implementing national healthcare improvement initiatives in addition to supporting member collaboratives. From 2008 to 2013, she was CEO of the Maine Health Management Coalition, considered to be one of the most successful Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives in the country, implementing innovative programs in quality and cost measurement, employer and consumer engagement, and payment and delivery reform. Ms. Mitchell also worked for MaineHealth, Maine’s largest integrated health system, where she led several transparency and quality improvement efforts. In addition, she served two terms in the Maine State Legislature where she chaired the Health and Human Services Committee, and she has held posts at the National Academy for State Health Policy. Ms. Mitchell served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement and serves on the Board of the National Quality Forum (NQF), the Board of the National Business Coalition (NBCH) on Health and as Chair of NBCH’s Government Affairs Committee, and the Coordinating Committee of NQF’s Measure Application Partnership. She also serves as Chair of Maine’s Chartered Value Exchange, a convener of Maine’s Aligning Forces for Quality project, and on the Advisory Council of the Maine Quality Forum. Ms. Mitchell was selected for an Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy by the Commonwealth Fund and the British Council. While in the UK, she completed the International Health Leadership Program at Cambridge University’s Judge School of Management while pursuing graduate studies at the London School of Economics.

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