CCME Announces Andy Bostick as Population Health Specialist

4/11/2022

Andy BostickCary, NC, April 11, 2022 – The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) welcomes Nathan “Andy” Bostick, ScD, MA, MPP, CPH, as Population Health Specialist. Andy has more than 18 years of public health experience advocating for social justice through research, policy analysis, and community engagement. He will provide expertise in CCME's overall public health strategy and work with the Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) team to improve health outcomes of underserved, high-risk populations and communities through provider/community engagement, quality improvement initiatives, and provider performance analysis and coaching.

Andy was previously Principal Consultant for Healthcare Quality Partners in Oak Ridge, TN. In this role, he examined clinical quality variations across diverse patient subpopulations; explored the impact of social determinants of health upon patient satisfaction; planned population health programs within rural communities; evaluated the effectiveness of community-based cancer screening programs for urban immigrant populations; worked with health care providers and state and local advocacy organizations on community health initiatives; and advised business growth strategies for health care providers. He also served as Director of Research and Senior Scientist at the American Board of Medical Specialties in Chicago, IL, and Senior Researcher for Healthcare Disparities and Senior Research Associate for the American Hospital Association. Andy is the author of several evidence-based technical, educational, and instructional materials.

Andy received a Doctor of Science in Health Systems Management and a Master's Certificate in Business Management from Tulane University; a Master of Arts in Bioethics from the University of Virginia; a Master of Public Policy in Health Policy Analysis from Georgetown University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from Guilford College. He is also certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

About The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence: Founded by physicians in 1983, CCME is an independent, non-profit health care consultancy and Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), headquartered in North Carolina's Research Triangle. CCME offers an array of quality improvement, clinical review, audit, technical, and consulting services and solutions by External Quality Review, Fraud Waste and Abuse Services, and Utilization Management to improve health care delivery, system performance, and patient outcomes. Through various contracts, CCME serves the public sector and improves quality for Medicaid and Medicare communities. For more information about CCME, please visit www.thecarolinascenter.org.