Mary E. Vaiana

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Senior Communications Analyst
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D., English linguistics, Indiana University


Mary Vaiana is a senior communications analyst at the RAND Corporation. She helps shape RAND Health's communications strategy, develops dissemination plans for key research projects, and creates materials to support funding and outreach efforts. She also provides communications expertise as a member of project teams. Recently she worked on disseminating findings on medical technology policy and on international efforts in Palestine and Israel. Vaiana earned her Ph.D. in English linguistics from Indiana University.


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    Creating More Savvy Consumers Through Public Reporting

    Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys are designed to capture patients' experiences in a systematic way that facilitates reporting the results publicly to help other consumers make more savvy care decisions. Consumer choices may influence providers to improve the care they offer so that they can effectively compete in the market.

    Dec 27, 2012