President and CEO of Stratis Health
Dr. Jennifer Lundblad, PhD, MBA, is President and CEO of Stratis Health, an independent non-profit organization that leads collaboration and innovation in healthcare quality and safety, and serves as a trusted expert in facilitating improvement for people and communities. In this role she works with an independent Board of Directors on governance and leadership to advance a 60-person organization with an annual budget of $16 million.
Dr. Lundblad has expert knowledge of and experience in rural environments and actively contributes on groundbreaking improvement initiatives. She is currently part of the Rural Health Value project team, funded by HRSA’s federal Office of Rural Health Policy to assist rural communities and provider organizations to succeed in a value-driven payment and care delivery environment. Previously, she served as Project Director for the federally funded Rural Hospital Intervention Support Center to provide technical assistance for Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) staff and rural hospital staff nationally in the areas of clinical quality and patient safety culture improvement, and as Project Director for a CMS-funded multi-state project to field test and refine new rural relevant quality measures. Dr. Lundblad has a PhD in Education with a focus on organization development from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation research was “Teamwork and Safety Climates in Small Rural Hospitals.” She brings expertise in quality improvement, change management, dissemination of innovation, rural-specific quality measurement, and organizational culture improvement across the continuum of care. Dr. Lundblad is a member of the national RUPRI (Rural Policy Research Institute) Health Panel and the University of Minnesota’s Rural Health Research Center Expert Panel, in addition to other board memberships and committee leadership positions.