Nigerian-born Dr Stella Onuoha-Obilor has been recognised in the United States of America as belonging to the “Top 10 Emerging Women Leaders of 2021.”
The award was conferred on her in recognition of her contributions to the health industry and the welfare of communities in the United States in 2021.
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The award is powered by the Industry Era Women Leaders and IEra Women Leaders Magazine based in New York.
The organisation highlights leading visionary women leaders who change industries by leading and implementing state-of-the-art business solutions to accelerate growth, making their companies the world’s most valuable brands.
Dr Obilor is the Vice President of Highmark Health firms which provide a wide range of vital health-related services, such as health insurance, health care delivery, population health management, dentistry solutions, reinsurance solutions, and cutting-edge technology.
As Vice President of Clinical Quality and Medical Policy, she is responsible for the Health Plan’s Clinical Quality and Medical Policy.
She is in charge of creating and implementing a hybrid clinical quality strategy that includes both structural and virtual integration models.
Her goal, in collaboration with the clinical leadership team, is to reduce abuse and overuse while boosting underuse, all while improving the value-based member/patient/provider experience.
Leading a team of dedicated personnel, Dr Obilor has preoccupied herself with the quadruple objectives of finding, standardizing, tracking, and improving quality outcome measurements such as provider satisfaction and demonstrating value improvement.
She is in charge of leading Health Plan quality operations as well as developing the Health Plan’s quality improvement function and capability in collaboration with the Operational Effectiveness team and the Government Stars leaders to ensure that all quality programs are effectively connected and aligned.
She is also in charge of developing, maintaining, revising, and enforcing business medical policies for all goods in conformity with regulatory standards.
The award also acknowledged Highmark Health’s vision of a world where everyone enjoys quality health services and corporate behaviour that puts the client first and “places the customer at the centre of everything the company does.”
Dr Obilor dedicated the award to her team. “I dedicate this recognition to my Clinical Quality & Medical Policy champions, all the leaders, and team members at Highmark Health doing their best work in creating remarkable health experience for the communities and members we serve!!!”