Katherine Herring Capps, president of Health2 Resources, leads an experienced team of health policy experts and communications professionals who help clients to identify new customer segments, create effective communication campaigns, strengthen market position and enhance program revenue.

 

Ms. Capps brings more than 20 years of senior-level professional experience. Her areas of expertise include the medical home and the medical neighborhood; advanced primary care, health reform, care coordination and transitions of care, health IT, ACOs, health insurance exchanges, population health management and health and business policy.

 

Prior to establishing Health2 Resources, Ms. Capps served as president of the Alabama Healthcare Council and reported to an all-CEO business community board. During her tenure she managed a 76-member (350,000 lives) National Business Coalition on Health group. She focused on health care cost and quality reporting; development, negotiation and management of an aggressive multi-company group purchasing initiative; the implications of state and federal health policy; value-based-purchasing plan design; and development and fundraising for a quick-response legislative advocacy program at the state and federal levels.

 

Prior to her coalition work, Ms. Capps served for 12 years as a hospital administrator at both for-profit and not-for-profit hospital/health care systems such as HealthSouth, National Medical Enterprises (Tenet) and VHA-affiliated hospitals. Before her hospital work she served as executive director of a seven-county rural home care agency. She began her health care career in a rural Alabama multi-specialty physician practice started by her great-grandfather in 1895 (still in operation).

 

A noted health policy expert, Ms. Capps has served as a board member for the National Business Coalition on Health, the purchaser committee for the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the National Advisory Board of NBCH as well as various civic boards. She is a frequent writer on topics relating to quality, health care cost and market-based health care reform and use of information technology in health care. She serves on the advisory board for the Institute for Health and Productivity Management; the Health Care Industry Access Initiative; and as a board member of the Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation. Ms. Capps also serves on numerous editorial boards.