The Joint Commission has appointed Michelle Dardis, MSN, MBA, as the new director of its Department of Quality Measurement. Dardis is an informatics nurse specializing in clinical quality measurement and data analytics. She has more than 15 years of clinical, research and education experience. 

Most recently, Dardis was senior clinical program lead at Mathematica. While in this role, she supported the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) adoption of digital quality measures. She also advised on several quality measure development and analytics projects using her expertise in quality measurement, health IT standards and project delivery. 

Dardis was formerly at The Joint Commission as project director of electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs). In this role, she led the development, testing and maintenance of eCQMs, as well as collaborated with external organizations to improve national health IT and quality standards and guidelines. She also was previously at the American Hospital Association (AHA) where she oversaw quality improvement and interoperability initiatives and held hospital-based roles leading EHR education and implementation. 

“We are pleased to welcome Michelle back to The Joint Commission,” said David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation. “Michelle’s extensive background in performance measurement, clinical informatics and health IT will help The Joint Commission further leverage performance measurement data to drive quality improvement.”

Dardis received her Master of Business Administration (Health Care Management) and Master of Science in Nursing (Health Systems Management) degrees from Loyola University Chicago, as well as her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Bradley University. In addition, she is a certified project management professional.