Diane Cardwell has worked with healthcare systems and practices as a change advocate or in a primary care setting as a provider during her entire professional career. In her role as CPC+ Practice Facilitator, Ms. Cardwell works with the HealthTeamWorks CPC+ team to support Colorado practices, healthcare systems and payers to ensure success with improving quality, reducing cost and ensuring a positive patient experience with healthcare delivery.
In her role as a transformational leader, she has promoted change in how healthcare is delivered at the system/physician /provider/team level and how healthcare is experienced at the patient level. Her work has emphasized engagement of primary care to have a stronger voice and impact on healthcare delivery change with a focus on primary care sustainability through improved payment models and improved physician/provider/staff satisfaction. In her work with healthcare systems, practices, payers and other entities Ms. Cardwell promotes healthcare delivery that ensures effective teams, quality improvement processes that utilize practice owned data, effective technology use and strategic population health work that improves the quality of health/life for individuals.
Ms. Cardwell has worked at a national level with CMS/CMMI on initiatives such as the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPC) Classic. She has worked with the CMMI Transforming Primary Care Initiative (TCPi), with numerous healthcare systems across the nation, with commercial and Medicaid payers and with technology vendors to advocate for aligned change that promotes meaningful improvement and outcomes for healthcare consumers.
Ms. Cardwell received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Fort Hays State University, her Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Certificate from the University of North Dakota, and her Master of Public Administration with emphasis in Health Care Management from Drake University.