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Niall Brennan
Committee Member

Niall Brennan

President - Health Care Cost Institute

Mr. Brennan was appointed President and Executive Director of HCCI in June 2017. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing HCCI’s advancements in price transparency and public reporting, increasing both the comprehensiveness and access to HCCI’s expansive data set, as well as working with state policy and decision makers to improve their health care systems. He is a nationally recognized expert in health care policy, the use of health care data to enable and accelerate health system change, and data transparency. He has published widely in leading academic journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs. Prior to joining HCCI, Mr. Brennan was Chief Data Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He has also worked at the Brookings Institution, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the Congressional Budget Office, the Urban Institute, and Price WaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Brennan received his MPP from Georgetown University and his BA from University College Dublin, Ireland.

Involvement with AcademyHealth:

  • Committee Member - 2018 Health Datapalooza
  • Co-Chair - 2017 Health Datapalooza

Authored by Niall Brennan

Professional Development

Key Themes from 2017 Health Datapalooza

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, this webinar recording provides a summary of programming and events at the 2017 Health Datapalooza Conference with an emphasis on the V.A. session, Data Innovations to Promote a Learning Healthcare System. The webinar concludes with details about the 2018 Health Datapalooza set for April 26-27.