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Value-Based Healthcare Reporting, Analytics, & Survey Operations


You can’t improve what you don’t measure. Quality improvement requires measurement and reporting of condition-specific indicators, patient safety measures (mortality analysis, healthcare-acquired infections, patient safety indicators, falls, etc.), patient experience metrics, readmission reports and service line-specific reports with national and local benchmarks. This is an essential element in the journey to deliver value-based healthcare to our patients.


Also, essential to value-based healthcare is the ongoing measurement of outcomes linked to safety, effectiveness and quality of life.


The Value-Based Healthcare Reporting and Analytics groups offers the following services:

  • Data management, analysis and reporting
  • Implementation and reporting of performance measurement indicators
  • Integration of data from multiple sources
  • Survey design and administration
  • Expertise and support for fulfillment of quality regulatory reporting initiatives




Sunni Barnes

Sunni Barnes, PhD

Dr. Barnes is a biostatistician and Director of the Value-Based Survey Operations & Quality Reporting teams of Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH). In this role, Sunni provides expertise to BSWH administrators and researchers on the design and statistical analysis of quality improvement projects across the health care system.


Additionally, Dr. Barnes leads the BSWH Survey Center and provides expertise on survey design, deployment, sampling and analysis regarding employee and patient satisfaction, patient safety and quality of life.


Prior to joining BSWH, Dr. Barnes served as the Associate Director of the Mayo Clinic Survey Research Center and a Lead Biostatistician within the Department of Biostatistics.



David Nicewander

David Nicewander

David serves as the Director of the Value-Based Healthcare Analytics department in the BSWH Office of the Chief Quality Officer (OCQO). In this role, David provides guidance on all aspects of analytics in the context of OCQO performance improvement and research activities.


Additionally, he leads the infrastructure team that’s responsible for data management and dynamic reporting applications. David is also involved in broader enterprise-wide analytics initiatives including EDW development, BI and data governance.


Before joining BSWH, David worked for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a statistician where he provided analytic leadership to Medicare quality improvement initiatives, including the national diabetes quality improvement project.



Marisa Valdes

Marisa Valdes, RN, MSN, CPHQ

Marisa serves as Director of the Value-Based Quality & Regulatory Operations department.


In this role, she is responsible for keeping the quality teams abreast of regulatory matters that affect the measurement and reporting of BSWH performance metrics; collaborating with BSWH service lines, leaders and clinicians to develop reporting initiatives; overseeing specified facility and system surveys; establishing measure documentation protocols; and monitoring the BSWH data reported by external entities.


Marisa also has an extensive background in the science of health care improvement and served as associate director at Parkland Health Care Systems in Dallas, overseeing the performance improvement team and the public quality reporting programs.


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