Gaye Fortner, MSN, is President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthCare 21 Business Coalition. She has a proven record of successfully assisting employers in managing the health of their employee population through innovative, value-based approaches. She has developed, managed and evaluated a number of funded studies dedicated to the management of chronic diseases, high risk lifestyle factors and conditions having a high impact on productivity. Gaye has experience leading multi-stakeholder initiatives that include analysis of the impact of VBBD, employee engagement strategies, employer-provider-health plan collaborations, and development of tools and resources to enhance patient adherence. In addition, she assists purchasers in selecting and reviewing disease management vendors and works to support employers as they implement a HRM approach to improve employee health and reduce costs.
Gaye is the current acting Board Chair for the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions.