Steve Miff is senior vice president of performance management for VHA and is responsible for the strategy and development of VHA IMPERATIV®, a comprehensive performance improvement solution. The full solutions suite provides hospital systems with proprietary analytics, advisory services and collaboration opportunities that help them maximize cost savings, improve margins and deliver better patient outcomes.
Prior to joining VHA in February 2012, Miff served as vice president and general manager of Performance Management Strategy at Sg2, a Chicago-based global health care, analytics, intelligence and consulting company. There, Miff guided the development, delivery and deployment of the company’s INSIGHT product that improves performance using analytics and expert-led resources. He also led SG2’s orthopedics, spine and rehabilitation practice areas.
Miff brings to VHA a diverse background in medical products, clinical research and performance consulting, coupled with administrative experience at the hospital and private-practice levels. He believes that as hospitals move forward to measure broader quality, utilization and cost of care, they should optimize performance based on both today’s requirements and future care redesign needs.
Miff also brings to VHA a background of comprehensive scientific analysis; he has conducted clinical research for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He also served as a bio-medical engineer at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he conducted clinical gait research to provide advanced modeling capabilities for biomedical systems that help improve mobility for individuals with compromised movement. Additionally, he led a team of engineers that designed and developed orthopedic devices for sports equipment as well as a new prosthetic ankle-foot system that led to the filing of provisional patents.
Miff is a senior member of the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He has written several articles for peer-reviewed publications and presented his findings at national health care and scientific meetings. Since 2004, Miff has served as an adjunct professor in Northwestern University’s bio-medical engineering department.
Miff holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree and doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University.