Annette Watson, RN-BC, CCM, MBA
Annette Watson is the founder and principal of Watson International Consulting, a privately held consulting firm specializing in the transformation of health and human services organizations through strategic design of programs and processes consistent with the IHI Triple Aim. Her client list includes Westchester Health Associates, Care Source of Ohio, Hudson River Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Atrius Health/Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and the Hudson Valley Initiative/ Taconic IPA, the U.S. Department of Defense/TRICARE, the University of Arizona, and Apria.
Prior to starting her own firm, she served as managing director of global emerging business for CARF International, and before that as senior vice president at URAC, where she was also the organization’s first chief accreditation officer. Prior to entering the accreditation field, she held executive, management and clinical positions in the hospital, home health, primary care, insurance and managed care settings.
A member of several professional associations, Watson was a founding member of the New England chapter of the Case Management Society of America.
In addition to her volunteer service to CCMC, Watson is currently serving on the Quality Standard Board for the Community Health Accreditation Plan (CHAP). She has also served on numerous national committees and task forces, including the National Quality Forum’s Research and Quality Council, the National Business Coalition on Health’s Healthcare Leadership Council, the Disease Management Association of America’s Patient Safety Committee, The Academy for Health Care Management/Curriculum Advisory Committee and the American College of Medical Quality Forum on Quality in Managed Care. She has also been a participant in the Institute for Health Improvement’s Triple Aim Project.
Watson has served as a Commissioner since 2007 and has been on the Executive Committee since 2008. She was chair from June 2010 – June 2011 and is currently serving as Treasurer.