Julie Jacobson Vann
Julie Jacobson Vann has 33 years of experience in health services that spans the delivery of public health and patient care services, health services and Medicaid managed care administration, research and evaluation, and academic teaching. More than 18 of those years have involved planning, managing and directing health services research projects. This experience includes evaluating outcomes, costs and utilization associated with Medicaid demonstration program interventions or initiatives, such as chronic disease self-management initiatives, community-based care management services, healthy weight interventions and prior authorization guidelines for high-cost prescription drugs.
As an educator, Dr. Jacobson Vann taught Health Care Financial Management, Health Care Systems, Health Care Policy in the U.S., Leadership in Organizations, and Public Health Nursing. In Public Health Nursing clinical experiences, she taught nursing students how to plan, implement and evaluate evidence- and theory-based health promotion interventions in community-based settings, such as senior centers and retirement communities. In Health Care Financial Management, she taught graduate nursing students how to develop a business case for new programs and services, conduct cost analyses, and develop and analyze budgets and other financial statements. She was the chief operating officer in the development of a hospital-based Medicaid health maintenance organization, and she directed a home health agency. She also set up hospital networks for workers’ compensation and group health preferred provider organizations by conducting outreach with all potential hospitals within a regional area to convince them to bid to be part of the network, collecting information to assess suitability for a limited preferred network of providers, and negotiated contracts with chief executive and chief financial officers.
Dr. Jacobson Vann has expertise in planning, evaluation, designing operational and performance improvement systems, developing data collection and management plans, managing diverse health and research personnel, planning and implementing human subject protections, and financial management.