Speakers

Lisa A. Hom

Clinical Program Manager for the Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening Program at Children’s National Health System

Lisa A. Hom is the Clinical Program Manager for the Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening Program at Children’s National Health System where she oversees, champions and facilitates quality and performance improvement work to improve outcomes for children with congenital heart disease, and for their families.  She leads the D.C. Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Collaborative (a demonstration project) and works with the D.C. Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the recommendation to add CCHD screening to the list of required newborn screens.

As part of a team, Lisa joins Dr. Gerard Martin and Lindsay Attaway in working to ensure no baby goes home from the hospital with undiagnosed CCHD through early detection using pulse oximetry screening.  Early detection of CCHD can prevent death or serious neurological damage to infants who are born with CCHD and not prenatally diagnosed.  The team is passionate about providing CCHD educational and clinical resources for underserved and non-English speaking communities both in the United States and globally.

As a member of the NewSTEPs CCHD Technical Assistance Workgroup, Lisa guides clinical teams nationally regarding CCHD screening implementation and quality assessment development.  She is an invited speaker for presentations regarding CCHD screening and is part of the working group developing the American College of Cardiology’s Adult Congenital & Pediatric Quality Metrics.

Prior to starting her work at Children’s National, she had the unique opportunity to work both as a regulatory counsel, focusing primarily on healthcare issues at the state level, and as a pediatric intensive care nurse caring directly for children with critical congenital heart disease.

Lisa lives just outside Washington, D.C. in Alexandria, Virginia and holds a juris doctorate as well as baccalaureate degrees in nursing and history from George Mason University and from The College of William and Mary.