Bridget McKenzie

About Bridget McKenzie

Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Medical Management

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As Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Medical Management, Bridget McKenzie, RN, MSN, brings nearly 30 years of clinical and healthcare business experience to Conifer Health Solutions’ Value-Based Care (VBC) business. She is the chief advocate for the rapid development of technology-driven medical management solutions, leading Conifer Health’s team of nurses who deliver holistic, total-person support on behalf of self-insured employers and unions looking to reduce costs and improve the health outcomes of their members. Prior to Conifer Health, McKenzie worked at McKesson Inc., where she led a team responsible for creating best practices for data and governance in the design and implementation of clinically integrated networks, and helping clients achieve accountable care organization (ACO) status. She also held leadership positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and several community health centers. McKenzie earned a bachelor’s in nursing and a master’s in community health nursing at Boston College.

Technology-Driven Workflows Are Hallmarks of Optimal Care Coordination

Care coordination is only as successful as its underlying workflows and the technology that supports those workflows. Technology alone is not the driver or the answer. Rather, technology supporting carefully developed workflows and the teams that deliver care - this is the answer.

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2019-03-08T15:33:29-05:00November 1st, 2017|

How to Mitigate Social Determinants’ Impact on Clinical Care

As a nation, we have fallen short in accounting for the true impact of social determinants in the overall health of our nation. While we ask patients to assume accountability for their own health, we have not adopted community accountability where obstacles clearly exist.

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2019-03-08T15:52:18-05:00November 1st, 2017|

Data Is Key to Recouping Care Delivery Control from Payers

As the healthcare landscape shifts toward population health and value-based care, including alternative payment models, the payers in our country hold much of the data needed to be successful in the new world of healthcare - including care management. But are they the best source of truth to drive the collaborative, preventative strategies needed to succeed?

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2019-03-08T16:41:08-05:00November 1st, 2017|

Improving Patient Outcomes Through Care Coordination and Population Health Management

These five steps lay the groundwork for a successful care coordination platform that everyone - no matter how sophisticated your approach - can build off of to achieve improved outcomes (beyond health), optimal patient experiences and cost efficiencies.

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2019-04-26T14:04:22-05:00November 1st, 2017|