Alison Rein is a director at AcademyHealth, where she manages several projects that investigate the roles and responsibilities of consumers, policy makers, researchers, and other stakeholders in helping to transform the health care system through use of health information technology and exchange. These projects all converge around the opportunities and challenges associated with capturing and appropriately leveraging more and more diverse data sources to improve population and individual health, and health care more broadly. She has focused in particular on information management and governance policies.
Rein is experienced in managing and coordinating state-level quality improvement technical assistance programs, and also directs a project under the AcademyHealth international portfolio that aims to understand the ways in which a select number of industrialized nations have encouraged use of HIT/HIE to support clinical care and population health objectives.
Prior to joining AcademyHealth, Rein was assistant director of food and health policy at the National Consumers League (NCL). She holds a master’s degree in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester.
Rein contributed to the Markle Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information.