ONC’S Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Hartford Connecticut
Scientific Oversight Committee, MDEpiNet
Dr. Helwig serves as a Medical Officer in ONC’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer. She brings government and private sector experience to quality and safety activities including data analytics for population health management, standards development for clinical decision support, and e-clinical quality measures for meaningful use.
Previously, Dr. Helwig served at AHRQ’s Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety as the team lead and senior clinician for AHRQ’s Patient Safety Organization Program. At AHRQ she led the implementation of the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act and the development of common formats for patient safety event reporting and national database analysis. Additionally, Dr. Helwig was involved in development of triggers for adverse event detection, patient safety culture, and clinical team safety training programs.
Dr. Helwig is a board certified family physician a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Prior to government, she served as Associate Corporate Medical Director at Quad/Med, the medical division of Quad/Graphics, in Sussex, WI where she also practiced family medicine and directed their unique multi-state health care and disease management system that offered on-site primary care clinics for employees and families of Quad/Graphics.