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Lance Mueller Joins ֱ as Executive Director of the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative

Lance Mueller Joins ֱ as Executive Director of the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative

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ֱ is pleased to announce that Lance Mueller has been hired as the executive director of the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative (PCQC).

Lance brings more than 10 years of strategic healthcare association experience to his role as executive director. He comes to ֱ from the American Medical Association (AMA), where he led the Healthcare Quality team, was responsible for helping physicians leverage data to improve business sustainability, and served as program director of the AMA’s Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. Prior to the AMA, Mueller was the director of registries for the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI), where he led the growth of AQI from 1 registry with 4 participants to multiple registries with 400+ participants and 35+ million anesthesia procedures.

“We are very excited to have Lance join the ֱ team,” says ֱ CEO Scott Engle. “He is a trusted leader in the association industry who focuses both on achieving results and building successful partnerships. We are confident that PCQC will benefit from Lance’s business skills and experience leading teams to identify growth strategies, implement operational improvements, and improve customer and patient experiences.”

Lance has a master’s degree in mathematics from Northern Illinois University and speaks regularly as a subject matter expert for national and state medical societies.

ֱ his new position, Lance says, “It is an honor to lead PCQC and join ֱ. I look forward to helping this new data-registry organization achieve its mission of collecting data to promote quality improvement and reporting for the palliative care field, patients, and physicians.”

Lance began his role on January 6, 2020.

ֱ the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative (PCQC)

PCQC is a start-up data registry organization in the palliative care field. Founded in 2019, PCQC is a collaboration of five national organizations—the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the Center to Advance Palliative Care, the Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance, the National Palliative Care Research Center, and the Palliative Care Quality Network—with a mission to advance the field of palliative care by bridging gaps in knowledge, promoting research and development, and improving quality of care. PCQC has been a client partner of ֱ since 2019.