Stephen R. Grossbart, PhD, is senior vice president, professional services at Health Catalyst in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Grossbart provides support to Health Catalyst clients to identify opportunities for clinical improvement and leveraging analytical resources to improve care delivery. Previously Dr. Grossbart served as senior vice president and chief analytics officer at Mercy Health from 2015 to 2016 and was that organization’s senior vice president and chief quality officer from 2004 to 2015. As chief analytics he managed Mercy Health’s advanced analytics team, where he helped design and launch the consolidation of analytics and reporting capabilities, including the analytic and operational excellence teams formerly housed within the quality department. He also hired and staffed a new population health analytics team to support Mercy Health’s clinically integrated network. As Mercy Health’s chief quality officer, Dr. Grossbart designed the corporate quality department and the system experienced dramatic improvements in clinical quality, significantly reducing patient harm, mortality, and length of stay. Under his leadership, Mercy Health was recognized repeatedly by Truven Healthcare Analytics as being among the top 20 percent of hospital systems for quality.
In 2013, he was named as one of the 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety by Becker’s Hospital Review. His published work has appeared in Medical Care Research and Review, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Journal of Healthcare Management, and Archives of Surgery. In 2012, his book chapter, “Conceptualization and Definitions of Quality,” appeared in Health Care Quality: The Clinician’s Primer, edited by David Nash, MD, MBA. He has served on and co-chaired multiple National Quality Forum committees, dating back to 2003. Dr. Grossbart currently serves on the NQF’s Pulmonary and Critical Care Standing Committee and sits on the editorial board of the Journal for Healthcare Quality. Before joining Mercy Health, Dr. Grossbart was director of clinical analytics at Premier Inc., based in Charlotte, NC, where he led the development of performance measures and reporting systems. He also played a significant role in the design and implementation of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration Project. He has previously held positions at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT, where he oversaw the statistical team that helped develop the clinical measurement systems that supported their clinical integration strategy. He is formerly a faculty member at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.
Dr. Grossbart holds a PhD in history, and he has health services research and advanced statistical analysis experience. He has worked in healthcare since 1996, primarily in the area of quality and process improvement analytics. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan.