Denise Love, BSN, MBA
Salt Lake City, UT

Ms. Love is the former Executive Director of the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO), a national non-profit and educational association dedicated to the public availability and uniformity of health care data. Currently, as a consultant to NAHDO for special projects, she continues to advocate for the advancement of standardized statewide health data reporting systems to support health care price and quality transparency.

Previous positions included clinical and public health nursing and managed care quality/utilization management. In 1991, she was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Utah Health Data Committee, a statutory committee, appointed by the Utah Governor. She oversaw the implementation of mandatory reporting systems to support research, policy, and public use. Her team developed the nation’s first public interactive Internet query system for public use. This was a precursor to the current Utah Internet Based Indicator System (IBIS) which has been adopted by several other states.

Ms. Love is a cofounder of the All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) Council and served as Co-leader of the APCD Council’s Learning Network from 2007-2019. APCD systems include medical, dental, pharmacy claims and other administrative data (provider and patient eligibility) from commercial and public payers in a state. In this capacity, she and the Council team provided technical assistance to states developing APCD reporting systems, guiding all aspects of successful implementation. Between 2005 and 2019, the number of states with active APCD systems grew from three to over twenty.

Ms. Loved served on the NAHDO Board of Directors between 1994-1999, serving as Chair of the Annual Program Committee and the Board 1998-1999. Previous appointments included various positions in the National Quality Forum (NQF) including Vice-Chair of the Public-Community Health Council (2007-2009), the Care Coordination and Care Transitions Steering Committee (2011-2012) and the NQF Consensus Standards for Reporting of Healthcare-associated Infection Data (2006-2007). Ms. Love was appointed to the Panel on HHS Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data, Committee on National Statistics, National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences (2002-2004) and the Health Research and Educational Trust’s Eliminating Disparities Advisory Committee (2004-2005). She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Mark’s/Westminster School of Nursing and a Master of Business Administration degree from Westminster College’s Gore School of Business. Ms. Love was appointed to the Committee in 2015 and serves on the Subcommittee on Standards. In 2019, she was appointed for a second term.