With a diverse background in healthcare, Elaine Henry combines her clinical expertise in maternal and reproductive health along with her public health experience to drive improvements in healthcare delivery and health outcomes. Elaine is passionate about providing the best care to patients, specific to vulnerable populations and minority groups, as an effort to promote health equity and reduce health disparities.
Prior to joining HMA, Elaine served as a clinical supervisor and obstetric coordinator to one of the largest private multi-physician OB/GYN groups in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As the clinical supervisor, she routinely conducted clinical analyses, strategized and collaborated with senior staff to improve practice performance, patient satisfaction and healthcare delivery. Additionally, she served as clinical liaison to healthcare providers, addressing coding and documentation errors to support optimal reimbursement and helped with billing, payment, and insurance inquiries. She is also well versed on electronic health records (EHR) platform utilization, analyzing medical charts, and HIPAA compliancy in practice. Her experience includes improving business performance in healthcare organizations specific to operations, profitability, structure, and strategy.
While earning her Master of Public Health degree, Elaine gained experience in both qualitative and quantitative sampling approaches, monitoring and evaluation, and health communication as well as health policy analysis. She completed an evaluation implementation plan for the local community rollout of a health promotion project targeting drug prevention in adolescent youth. Her data and evaluation experience also include conducting a group qualitative research study analyzing minority patients’ perception of errors in the medical system and how it impacts health outcomes.
Elaine has interned at several non-profit organizations. As an organizing and advocacy intern at Housing Works, she worked on an array of initiatives targeting HIV/AIDS activism and community outreach, such as the Ryan White/ADAP Story Project for the Senate and House Appropriations Committees as an effort to increase funding for the program.
Elaine earned her Master of Public Health degree from the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University and has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia.
In her spare time, Elaine enjoys visiting museums, reading, traveling abroad, and going to brunch with friends.