Patricia Gagliano, MD
Vice President, Health Care Quality Improvement
Dr. Patricia Gagliano is a New York-licensed physician and IPRO senior manager. In her new role as Vice President of IPRO’s Healthcare Quality Improvement Department, she is responsible for leading IPRO’s efforts to improve the quality of care provided in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, clinics, and physician offices. She also serves as the State Program Director for New York on IPRO’s five-year Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Formerly, she served as a Medical Officer supporting IPRO’s External Quality Review quality improvement activities, across multiple states. In this capacity, she reviewed PIPs focusing on prenatal care, reducing avoidable emergency department visits, hospital admissions, hospital readmissions, improving postpartum care, preventive dental care, preventive health screenings, and falls reduction, as well as for a collaborative PIP targeting preventing health risks in the seriously mentally ill. She also developed data abstraction tools and instructions for clinical focus studies and validation studies. Dr. Gagliano has particular expertise in long-term care and was an instrumental member of an expert team that recently standardized the core performance measure sets for New York’s managed long-term care plans. She also participated on an expert team to develop measures for the New York State Department of Health Stroke Center Designation Pilot Project; project results were published in the Journal of Neurology.
Prior to her position at IPRO, Dr. Gagliano was the Chief Operating Officer of Right at Home In Home Care & Assistance, which provides in-home caregiving services tailored to patient needs. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Albany Medical College and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Siena College.