Alison Shippy is an associate director with the Consumer-Purchaser Alliance, a collaboration among leading employer, consumer and labor organizations to promote the use of performance measurement in health care to inform consumer choice, value-based purchasing and payment.
Prior to joining the National Partnership in 2013, Shippy served as the senior manager for quality with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Shippy was responsible for managing operations and providing strategic guidance for all specialty-related quality activities, including measure development, testing and implementation, in addition to policy analysis. Shippy and her team managed a quality reporting registry available to the organization’s thousands of physician members, as well as administered various telemedicine initiatives to address barriers to accessing dermatologic care. Prior to working for the AAD, Shippy worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City. She began in a clinical research capacity in the radiation oncology department and later transitioned to the hospital-wide quality department. Here her work focused on rapid-cycle performance improvement and the identification and mitigation of potential adverse patient events.
Through her work in care delivery in New York and health policy in Washington, D.C., Shippy gained expertise in research and quality improvement implementation, as well as in federal programs focused on improving the greater health care enterprise. While working at MSKCC, Shippy also received her Master of Public Health from Columbia University.