G2X TAKE: The news became official yesterday as Dennis Wagner, a well-known and highly respected Federal Healthcare and CCSQ leader announced his retirement. There will be big shoes to fill here as it is not easy to replace perspective gained over three decades, to include having served as one of the key leaders of a major initiative that has achieved unprecedented improvements in patient safety in U.S. hospitals, resulting in more than 87,000 lives saved and over $19 billion in cost savings.
In announcing the move, Dennis said: “I want to extend my deepest thanks to the many wonderful people inside and outside government who have shared their leadership, their methods & practices, their concerted actions, and their steadfast commitment to better care, better health, more access, and more affordable #healthcare. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to team and work together to impact the lives and well-being of others, and am delighted to leave the incredible Quality Improvement & Innovation Group (iQIIG) in the capable hands of Anita Monteiro, Paul McGann, MD and our talented management team…” Read the post here.
No details were provided as to next steps for Dennis, but given the perspective he can bring to bear, we are certain he will be as busy as he wants be.
Prior roles include:
Director, iQuality Improvement & Innovation Group - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Co-Director, Partnership for Patients and Associate Director for Campaign Leadership - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
Associate Deputy Director & Acting Director, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Director, Office of Health Information Technology and Quality - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSAgov), HHS
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