Certification Commission Leadership
Alisa Ray, MHA
Joining CCHIT in January 2006, as its first executive director, Ms. Ray supports the work of CCHIT's Boards of Trustees, manages CCHIT's business operations, and develops staff and resources to allow CCHIT to provide high quality services and programs to the HIT industry's many stakeholders. She executed the first three-year $7.5M HHS contract to develop EHR testing and certification, oversaw the launch of the CCHIT Certified® EHR certification programs, and managed CCHIT's attainment of status in the ONC HIT Certification Programas a NIST Accredited Testing Laboratory (ATL) and ONC Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB).
She was previously an Assistant Vice President of Certification and Information Products at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. During her tenure at NCQA, she guided the product development and launch of several new products including the HEDIS Software Certification Program and the HEDIS Compliance AuditT. Ms. Ray also consulted on a program that certifies software compliance with NCQA's Diabetes Physician Recognition Program standards, supporting many Pay-for-Performance initiatives. Formerly, as Senior Research Associate at the American Association of Health Plans, she managed initiatives in the areas of outcomes research, quality improvement and clinical performance measurement. At Medstat, she held product development, marketing and client consulting roles.
Ms. Ray received her Master's in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and BS in Psychology from the University of Michigan.