Harkin Congratulates Dr. Andrea McGuire on Appointment to National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality Print
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Written by Sen. Tom Harkin   
Friday, 01 April 2011 15:17
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 30, 2010 - Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), today congratulated Dr. Andrea McGuire of Iowa on being appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Dr. McGuire is the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical and Network Management/Risk Selection at American Enterprise Group in Des Moines.

“Dr. McGuire’s passion for patient advocacy coupled with her experience in research, disease management, and quality improvement will greatly benefit the Advisory Council,” said Harkin.  “She understands the economics of healthcare and the impact that quality and research have on these economics.  In addition, she has dedicated much of her career to the improvement of the quality of care of patients with chronic disease.  I congratulate Dr. McGuire on this appointment.”

The 21-member panel is comprised of private-sector experts who contribute a varied perspective on the health care system and most pressing needs of research to promote improvements in the quality, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of clinical practice.  Members are appointed by the Secretary to serve 3-year terms.
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