Deidre Gifford, MD

Dr. Deidre Gifford is the founder of Health Progress, a healthcare quality improvement consulting organization based in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. An Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Dr. Gifford holds a Clinical Faculty appointment in Community Health at Brown Medical School, and was the Director of Healthcare Policy and Programs for the Rhode Island QIO until 2008. Her area of focus is ambulatory care quality improvement, and for the last 3 years, Dr. Gifford has served as Project Director for the Rhode Island Chronic Care Sustainability. She has served as a consultant to the Center for Healthcare Strategies since 2008. In addition to the Medical Home, Dr. Gifford’s work in Ambulatory Care has focused on information technology, and the intersection between IT and quality improvement. Dr. Gifford is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College and trained in Ob/Gyn at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health (Epidemiology) from the UCLA School of Public Health, and did post-graduate study in Health Service Research at UCLA prior to moving to Rhode Island.