Rachael Schacherer

Rachael Schacherer
Chief
Office of Management Analysis and Reporting
Special Assistant for Hospital Operations 

Academic Degrees
BA, University of California, Davis
MPP, American University

Email: schachererr@cc.nih.gov

Phone: 301-443-8438

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Rachael Schacherer

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Rachael Schacherer is chief of the Office of Management Analysis and Reporting (OMAR) and special assistant for Hospital Operations.

In this role, she oversees the operational and strategic functions of OMAR, whose mission is to empower hospital consumers to make data-driven management decisions through real-time access to hospital census and industry standard utilization data available through the CC Executive Information System (EIS).  

Her responsibilities include managing all aspects of the EIS, an on-line business intelligence tool, offering a visual display of real-time reporting of key hospital performance indicators; conducting and distributing analysis and reporting on hospital census, activity, cost and patient quality measures; utilizing the EIS to distribute protocol resource utilization reports to institute scientific and clinical directors, identifying research utilization by patient, protocol, branch and institute; and benchmarking Clinical Center services, using industry standard data, with comparable Academic Medical Centers to augment performance management. She also continues to serve as special assistant for hospital operations, supporting the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and CEO of the Clinical Center in analytical and management activities to support the mission of clinical research, patient care and training. Activities include supporting operational reviews of clinical departments, the annual institute planning process, and fiscal year budget development activities.

Prior to her current position, Schacherer was a program auditor for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). She participated in a highly competitive leadership development program involving multiple rotations within the GAO, which was supplemented by intensive classroom training focused on leadership, auditing, program and policy analysis, and communication. In this role, she evaluated the effectiveness of federal agencies and programs by designing studies and conducting research through literature reviews and interviews with government agencies and non-governmental experts. Evaluations focused on an organization’s functions across the board in order to effectively analyze its operations.

Schacherer has previously worked at the NIH, before her time at GAO and her current position at NIH.Specifically, she was the program coordinator for Graduate Medical Education at the Office of Intramural Training and Education, Office of the Director. She supported the NIH and Clinical Center's mission to train the next generation of clinician-scientists by coordinating and assisting with training and educational opportunities for students at the high school, college, medical school, residency and fellowship levels.

Honors and Awards

CC Director’s Award for outstanding work to enhance the Clinical Center’s process for assessing clinical resource impacts of new protocols to ensure fulfillment of NIH Institutes research needs, December 2016; Special Act/Service Award for efforts supporting the CC Admissions Redesign Committee, June 2011; CC Director’s Award for outstanding contributions to the implementation of the Data Transformation Initiative at the NIH Clinical Center, December 2009; finalist, Presidential Management Fellowship, March 2006.

Selected Publications

“Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Sharing Promising Practices and Fully Implementing Strategic Human Capital Planning Can Improve Management of Growing Workload.”  U.S. Government Accountability Office, June 2008.

“Los Alamos National Laboratory: Long-Term Strategies Needed to Improve Security and Management Oversight.” U.S. Government Accountability Office, June 2008.

“Los Alamos National Laboratory:  Information on Security of Classified Data, Nuclear Material Controls, Nuclear and Worker Safety, and Project Management Weaknesses.”  U.S. Government Accountability Office, January 2008.

“Military Transformation: Comprehensive Analysis Comparing Conventionally Armed Trident Missiles with Other Prompt Global Strike Options Is Needed.” U.S. Government Accountability Office, September 2007.

“The Conditions Affecting Military Enlistments.” Public Purpose Journal.  American University: June 2005.

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