SmartRise Health, LLC
Vanessa Guzman was Associate Vice President at the Montefiore Health System, overseeing physician partnerships, population health and quality improvement, clinical performance, and health information technology and reporting. As part of her role, she implemented preventive health applications and community-based organization partnerships to address SDOH barriers and improve delivery and cost-effectiveness of chronic care services and procedures. Mrs. Guzman has helped create strategic plans to streamline regulatory and quality requirements, including initiating multi-year patient engagement programs and leading several CMS and NYS models. Her approach has shown to reduce administrative costs, hospital-acquired conditions and ensuring that patients receive timely primary care and follow-up visits after hospitalization. Mrs. Guzman has been responsible for integrating HIE and telehealth products, clinical documentation improvement, reimbursement models and provider services with technology partners. She has successfully implemented improvement solutions and innovation, including remote retinopathy screening for diabetes and Interactive Voice Response technology. Her business model facilitates revenue and sponsorship opportunities toward, Created to Thrive, a foundation she formed to promote enrichment programs servings children, women and homeless adults around the world.