Dr. Lisa Latts is Deputy Chief Health Officer for IBM Watson Health. She is a national leader in health care quality and has nearly 20 years’ experience in health care delivery working to improve health care outcomes. An actively practicing physician, she has a history in the payer, consulting and employer world, helping one of the nation’s leading academic medical institutions deliver high quality care to its faculty and employees. She is currently advancing IBM Watson Health’s goal to use cognitive computing and machine learning to address the world’s most pressing health challenges, including addressing the pressing problems that physicians, providers, employers and payers are facing.
While Dr. Latts was an executive at Anthem/WellPoint she was at the forefront of health care transformation, directing initiatives in pay for performance, centers of excellence, the patient-centered medical home, and partnerships with accountable-care organizations. She also led their quality program and worked in population health, advancing the Anthem mission of improving the health of its members and communities. She furthered her work on value-based care while working as a consultant with the Brookings Institution. As a consultant, she also worked with life science clients to develop products and programs that led to improved outcomes for patients.
Dr. Latts is currently chair of the NCQA Standards Committee and past co-chair of the Cost and Resource Use committee for the National Quality Forum. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and has subspecialty expertise in medical complications in pregnancy. She received her MD from the University of Minnesota, an executive MBA from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business and a MSPH from the University of Colorado.