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Barbara Berkovich, PhD, MA

Founder, CEO Applied Population Health

Dr. Berkovich has lectured nationally on population health methods, registries, and medical terminologies. Her multi-year collaboration with Amy Sitapati, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, UC San Diego, resulted in a book, Applied Population Health: Driving Value-based Care with Actionable Registries. Dr. Berkovich enjoys online course development and teaching and is the CEO of Applied Population Health, a company she founded in 2019.

Her professional background is focused on the use of the Electronic Medical Record to guide clinical workflows. As a founding member of the UCSD population health team, she developed a variety of tools to drive clinical quality performance. There, she managed a population health team supporting multiple hospitals and community affiliate providers and oversaw 90+ registries to track active patients, payer groups, affiliate members, medications, wellness, and chronic diseases. Her local work with the Get to Green quality campaign helped claim nearly $5 million of at-risk incentive payments.

Dr. Berkovich’s PhD research at the University of Texas compared the performance of ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and SNOMED CT clinical terminologies for the automated selection of disease cohorts.

Her PhD research focused on the automated selection of disease cohorts for the delivery of evidence-based care. In addition to a PhD in biomedical informatics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, she holds a Master of Education degree from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.


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