Rachel Bembas, PhD
Rachel Bembas is a results-driven leader in behavioral health quality and population health analytics who has worked extensively to advance population health outcomes through the development of targeted quality improvement strategies and meaningful performance metrics.
She has led cross-functional teams to improve health outcomes by using publicly reported measures including Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), Star, Health Outcomes Survey (HOS), and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), to drive change.
Rachel has expertise in developing, implementing, and bringing to scale innovative and strategic behavioral health quality improvement business initiatives including quality improvement framework, value-based care, population health programs, and regulatory and accreditation preparedness.
Before joining HMA, Rachel served as vice president of performance measurement and improvement for Beacon Health Options where she led organizational quality improvement efforts, managed key performance indicators, and set benchmarks and targets related to performance metrics. She developed and led the organization’s social determinates of health (SDOH) measurement strategy and leveraged internal and external data to demonstrate organizational value to stakeholders.
With experience in clinical, academic, corporate, and governmental settings, she has created research strategy, designed and managed population health projects and programs, and designed complex analytics of Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial populations.
Rachel has statistical expertise in performance improvement strategy, leading organizations in building standardized data environments, outcome metric development, and standing up dynamic and meaningful visualizations and dashboards using Tableau, Power BI, Looker, and other data sharing platforms to effectively communicate information with stakeholders.
She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in human development and health promotion from Marywood University, a Master of Arts in experimental psychology from Townson University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wilkes University.