Kate Buchanan, MPH
Social Scientist
Columbus, OH
Kate Buchanan, MPH

Kate Buchanan, MPH, a social scientist at the Battelle Memorial Institute, has 10 years of experience in health care policy and measurement implementation. Currently she works on the National Consensus Development and Strategic Planning for Health Care Quality Measurement (NCDC) contract awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). On the NCDC she is the task lead for the Core Quality Measures Collaborative, a coalition of health care leaders working to facilitate cross-payer measure alignment. She is also the task co-lead of the Pre-Rulemaking Measure Review, the annual process to provide recommendations to CMS on the selection of quality measures under consideration. Ms. Buchanan was the project lead for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation funded work to develop the Diagnostic Excellence Initiative: Measure Implementation Challenge-to-Action Brief, which focuses on implementation challenges of diagnostic performance measures and actions that the field can take to mitigate these challenges. Prior to joining Battelle, Ms. Buchanan was a senior manager at the National Quality Forum (NQF). Ms. Buchanan has extensive experience facilitating working groups around health care quality improvement, federal value-based payment programs, and mitigating the negative impacts of the social determinants of health.