Kathy Carberry serves as the outcomes program officer at the Value Institute for Health and Care. She has been a registered nurse for 20 years focused on pediatrics, cardiac critical care, and outcomes measurement implementation for a variety of medical conditions. Carberry has worked with countless clinicians, operational leaders, IT specialists, and health care learners as well as patients and families to redesign care delivery into team-based models where teams measure and improve the outcomes of care. Prior to joining the Value Institute, she was the founder and director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Outcomes & Impact Service that was dedicated to helping patients, families, and clinicians make better health care decisions using outcomes information.
Carberry received her bachelor of nursing degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1998. She completed her master of public health degree with an emphasis on management, policy, and community health in 2010. She is a graduate of the Intermountain Healthcare Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement and the Value-Based Health Care Delivery Seminar at Harvard Business School. Carberry is a recipient of the Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award and the Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing Award.
One of her greatest professional achievements was participating in the first-of-its-kind clinical trial for a pediatric ventricular assist device to help improve the outcomes of children dying of heart failure, the results of which were subsequently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This trial and the FDA panel hearing to follow resulted in unanimous support to bring the device to market. To date, this device remains the only FDA-approved ventricular assist device for children.