Senior Director, Health Management, Optum Advisory Services
Helen Kurre has experience in both payer and provider programs with particular expertise in health care quality programs. Helen’s clinical background and quantitative focus, combined with her prior experience with provider organizations give credibility in developing solutions that deliver results. Prior to joining Optum, Helen held leadership roles in health care, including on the health plan and the delivery system side. In her role leading quality for a regional health plan across all lines of business, she helped her organization achieve a CMS five-star rating. In addition to Stars accountability, she led the organization’s provider incentive quality programs, medical home network development, practitioner and facility credentialing, HEDIS® and CAHPS, and NCQA health plan accreditation. Prior to this, she led hospitalists program and graduate medical education clinic operations across six area hospital locations in a large delivery system. Through this work, Helen understands the importance of provider engagement and integration to health plan performance.