Laura Adams

President and CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), a multi-stakeholder collaboration of top leaders working to transform the health care system in the state. A major RIQI initiative is enabling the health care system to share clinical data across propriety and geographic boundaries statewide. She is the past Chair and current member of the Board of the National eHealth Collaborative, and she chaired the Institute of Medicine Planning Committee for the "Digital Infrastructure for the Learning Health System" initiative in 2010. Ms. Adams is a long-time faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In 2007, she received a Congressional citation for her visionary leadership and contributions to improving the health care system in Rhode Island. She was named "Healthcare Industry Leader" in business by the Providence Business News in 2010. Previously Ms. Adams was Founder, President and CEO of Decision Support Systems, a New York-based company specializing in Internet-based health care decision support. Her senior management experience in health care includes Vice President of Patient Services at Parkview Episcopal Medical Center and Assistant Administrator for the Universal Health Services' New Orleans area hospitals.

Areas of Expertise:
Clinical Data, Measurement, HIT