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Profile: Carolyn Clancy, VHA Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health, Quality, Safety and Value

Carol Clancy
Carol Clancy

Carolyn Clancy leads the strategic direction of the Veterans Health Administration as assistant deputy undersecretary for health, quality, safety and value.

She has previously held roles including the agency’s interim undersecretary for health where she managed the nation’s largest integrated health care system as well as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality‘s director for 10 years.

Clancy currently leads more than 700 clinical and administrative professionals in the day-to-day operations of the VHA’s performance, quality, safety, risk management, systems engineering, auditing, oversight, ethics and accreditation programs.

She collaborates with department leaders and veterans service organizations as well as the Congress and its constituents to help address the immediate and long term needs of the country’s veterans.

The physician executive has contributed to the publication of eight academic text books as well as authored, co-authored and provided commentary on more than 225 scholarly journal articles.

She has also served on the National Quality Forum as a member of the board of directors, chair person of the AQA Alliance and as a member on the board of governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

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