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Mr. Kevin Van Dyke

Mr. Kevin Van Dyke is a Senior Research Associate in IMPAQ’s Health Division. He serves as a project director, business development lead, task lead, and subject matter expert (SME) for several Health Division projects. 

Expertise

Mr. Van Dyke is an expert in health insurance marketplaces, health care quality and patient safety, health information technology, Medicare and Medicaid payment policies, and hospitals and health systems. Kevin has served as a health insurance marketplace and health care quality SME for multiple Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Clients

Mr. Van Dyke’s clients include the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), CMS’ Center for Medicare, CMS’ Office of Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

For IMPAQ’s CCIIO health insurance marketplace analytic support contract, Kevin has served as project director and led a large initiative supporting qualified health plan (QHP) certification review operational process improvement and longer-term marketplace and market-wide policy development. Kevin was also the business development lead for a successful CCSQ CMS contract bid to develop new QHP measures for the Quality Rating System (QRS).

Prior Experience

Prior to joining IMPAQ in January 2013, Mr. Van Dyke was a Policy Manager at America’s Essential Hospitals (AEH) where he led quality-of-care and health-information-technology regulatory analysis and stakeholder outreach to CMS and to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

Prior to AEH, Kevin worked for the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), the not-for-profit research, education, and quality-improvement arm of the American Hospital Association (AHA). While at HRET, Kevin led various stakeholder knowledge transfer activities/technical assistance and evaluation research projects in the areas of patient safety, quality of care, health care governance, health information technology, health care equity, emergency department patient flow, and Lean/Six Sigma process improvement. While at HRET, Kevin also provided analytic support for two AHA research and policy board committees.

Prior to joining HRET, Kevin was a fellow at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a web editor at an internet startup company.

Education

Mr. Van Dyke earned a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree from the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at The University of the Chicago. At The University of Chicago, Kevin also earned a Certificate in Health Administration and Policy from the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 

Past Papers

Van Dyke, K., McHugh, M., Yonek, J., & Moss, D. (2011). Facilitators and Barriers to the Implementation of Patient Flow Improvement Strategies. Quality Management in Health Care, 20(3), 223-233.

McHugh, M., Van Dyke, K., Howell, E., Adams, F., Moss, D., & Yonek, J. (2011). Changes in Patient Flow Among Five Hospitals Participating in a Learning Collaborative. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 21-29.