Nicole Kveton, RN, BSN, MHA, is the Vice President of Quality, Value, and the Nurse Executive for Allina Health located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In her role, Nicole ensures that clinical programs within Allina Health provide coordinated, efficient, high-quality care to patients in all settings across the continuum. This work is also dedicated to making sure that nursing operations are efficient, safe and effective.
She oversees federal and state quality and regulatory programs, accreditation, and reporting, including pay for performance and total cost of care activities as these relate to Federal and State Accountable Care Organization (ACO) contracts and commercial health plan performance agreements. In alignment with these programs, Nicole’s teams collaborate to research and evaluate clinical guidelines and programs across Allina Health. They conduct statistical and financial analyses related to care model and guideline design. These strategies allow for improvement in patient outcomes and decrease in total cost of care.
As Allina Health Nurse Executive, Nicole provides vision and leadership to all aspects of nursing practice. She has overseen the development and implementation of a strategic nursing plan to ensure alignment with organizational goals and strategies. The discipline of nursing is strengthened through her focus on the care framework and standards, teamwork and collaboration, and building nursing capability.
To strengthen the understanding of value, Allina Health began engaging its employees and physicians in discussions around decreasing clinical variation and utilization of a more disciplined approach called the Clinical Value Process. This approach has enabled the organization to more effectively track both quantitative (fiscal) and qualitative improvements. The result is better patient outcomes, lower costs, and improved experience for its patients, communities, and Allina Health plan members.
Learn how the Clinical Value Process enables a multidisciplinary team approach across an entire system using clinical analytics and collaboration to successfully implement standardized care, improve outcomes, and save tens of millions of dollars annually.