Amanda White Kanaley, MS
Well-versed in health policy reform and transformation, Amanda White is an exceptional policy researcher and analyst with a strong passion for evidence-based research and practice. She has over 10 years of experience tracking and monitoring trends at the federal, state, and local level to help clients make informed business decisions about how to properly align themselves.
Prior to joining HMA, Amanda served as senior analyst and team lead for Deltek’s Health Care and Social Services vertical solution where she performed in-depth market assessments of various state and local health IT systems, including electronic health records, integrated eligibility systems, Medicaid Management Information Systems, health information exchanges, and health insurance exchanges. These assessments included analyzing the current infrastructure and environment of state and local-level departments to understand and predict future needs for her clients. Amanda engaged in numerous client briefings, webinars, and presentations. She performed large-scale vendor landscaping and competitive analysis to better understand key players in the health IT market to help her clients understand how they could best position themselves to enhance their current offerings and ensure they were optimally competitive. Amanda conducted various trend analyses to ensure her clients were aware of the latest technologies and solutions aimed at revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare, which helped fuel their innovation.
During her time at Deltek, Amanda wrote numerous industry reports, including a report on the health insurance exchange market, which received a remarkable level of accolades from the vendor community for its timeliness and depth of information. The report, which emphasized how these systems were essentially at the center of health reform, was touted as being well-timed because it brought to light the breadth of opportunities coming down the pipeline. The report covered health insurance exchange (HIX) requirements, funding sources, HIX design details, market forecasts, and state case studies, including early adopters and forecasted contracting opportunities. Amanda presented findings from her report at the 2012 Ingram Micro Spring SLED Conference.
While in graduate school, Amanda studied various health and medical policy initiatives at the domestic and international level with a focus on chronic disease prevention and management. She performed in-depth, evidence-based research and analysis on topics such as obesity prevention, including its re-classification as a disease to heighten the level of focus on the epidemic and make the case for increased insurance coverage and funding for programs/interventions. She performed various assessments on the effects of hard vs. soft paternalistic interventions on consumer behavior and overall population health. Amanda also has a passion for health transformation, particularly the use of technologies such as big data analytics and its role in improving population health.
Amanda received her master’s degree in health and medical policy from George Mason University, and her bachelor’s degree in psychology and public policy from The College of William & Mary.
Outside of the office, you’ll find Amanda de-stressing at her local boxing gym, going to see live music, or twirling around the city with friends.