Torrie is a consultant for health plans, purchasers, and academic centers evaluating the impact of care models and clinical workflows on achieving the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim. She serves as strategic advisor to the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), Center for Healthcare Strategies Better Care Playbook, and National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). Her work includes analysis and development of state and federal policies that improve access to high quality care for people with serious illness and their caregivers. Torrie works with State Medicaid agencies across the country to develop and evaluate care models and benefits and with Federal agencies to incorporate best practices into care model design and implementation. She has led development of highly successful population health initiatives including benefit design, integrated case management, caregiver models, medical home and care model development, and policy and engagement efforts.
Torrie holds a master’s degree in public health in health management and policy from Oregon Health and Sciences University, a certificate in gerontology from Portland Community College, a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree in communication theory from the University of California, San Diego. She is a big believer in text-based interventions as a key modality for improving health outcomes for people facing life challenges and is pleased to be working with Help Texts on growth and sales strategies to bring more support to more people in need.