Torrie leads the development and implementation of programs and processes at Blue Shield of California and Care1st Health Plan that work to improve the quality of life for individuals with serious or life limiting illness and their families. In addition to her work with Blue Shield of California, Torrie has built palliative care programs for other health plans such as Cambia Health Solutions, purchasers, and educational institutions, consulting them in understanding the impact of palliative care on the medical system. Torrie leads the development of highly successful palliative care initiatives including benefit design, case management, caregiver support, medical home development, and policy and engagement efforts. Torrie has worked as an applied health services researcher in a variety of settings, including health plans, health delivery systems, local, state, and federal health departments, and in university research laboratories. She has extensive experience in health policy developm
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