Graciela Garcia Arana
Practice Transformation Specialist
Gracie has 10 years of experience in the health care industry. She has notable experience in leading and supporting regulatory and optimization projects, utilizing her knowledge of improving workflows and processes to assist in optimizing health centers’ objectives, and developing new templates and workflows to meet Care Gaps and Health Maintenance Measures. Gracie has several EPIC EHR Certifications, including Epic Training Environment Build, Epic HIM and Identity, and EpicCare Ambulatory, which have allowed her to train providers and support staff, while also building sustainable training environments. She is also a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.
As a Practice Transformation Specialist, Gracie serves as a community health center coach supporting her assigned health centers participating in the local Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) strive for performance improvement on identified objectives and achieve objective goals that are focused on improving quality of care and patient safety by using health information technology (HIT) to reduce costs and improve care coordination. Gracie also supports independent practices and community health centers by providing technical assistance on improving their encounter data submission processes, supports the development of new tools to help accelerate encounter data quality improvement efforts and equipping provider organizations with encounter data quality fundamentals and data submission guidance.
Prior to joining the PSO team, Gracie worked at an FQHC and held various roles during her tenure, including Health Information Analyst, Training Analyst, and Quality Improvement Coach, and has also supported over 15 independent practices in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) submit their annual Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance data.