Ashley Thurow is a Lecturer of Health Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is the Director of Managed Care at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where she supports payer contracting for over $1.1B of net revenue and 570 licensed beds. In addition to traditional fee-for-service contracting, Ashley also supports the organization with its transition to a value-based healthcare system. In this capacity she negotiates with insurance companies to develop incentive contracts that better align patient experience and cost reduction with a more holistic view of managing the health continuum of an entire population, often referred to as the “Triple Aim.” In her past, she consulted 80+ similar organizations across the country on population health efforts to better align financial incentives between payer, provider, and patient to tackle many of the pressing issues in healthcare today. She is passionate about improving our healthcare system and individual well-being via innovation, public-private partnerships, and systemic industry disruption. Ashley is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a strong background in healthcare strategy, financial management, and process improvement. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Accountancy from George Washington University.