Healthcare Excellence Award for Qualis Health Leadership

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Cara Robinson, RN, BSN, CCM, Qualis Health’s Vice President of Medicaid Services, and Eric Wall, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director, have been selected as 2010 honorees at the Dorland Health People Awards. Ms. Robinson was the winner in the “Case/Care Manager-Leadership” category and Dr. Wall received Honorable Mention in the “Medical Director-Provider” category.

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We congratulate both Cara and Eric on this exceptional achievement and thank them for the tremendous contribution they make to Qualis Health, to our staff and clients and to the millions of patients who are served through their leadership.

Cara Robinson, RN, BSN, CCM, Qualis Health’s Vice President of Medicaid Services, and Eric Wall, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Director, have been selected as 2010 honorees at the Dorland Health People Awards. Ms. Robinson was the winner in the “Case/Care Manager-Leadership” category and Dr. Wall received Honorable Mention in the “Medical Director-Provider” category.

The Dorland Health People Awards recognize healthcare professionals who share their knowledge and skills to address challenges and meet the needs of their team, their patients and patients’ families. The purpose of the awards is to recognize “the dedication, the energy, the passion and the tireless pursuit of high-level patient care and first-class healthcare functioning” among America’s healthcare professionals. The Dorland Health People Awards honor healthcare professionals who are making a difference in assisting with the transitions of patients through the complicated healthcare landscape.

“We congratulate both Cara and Eric on this exceptional achievement and thank them for the tremendous contribution they make to Qualis Health, to our staff and clients and to the millions of patients who are served through their leadership,” said Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Qualis Health.

Ms. Robinson’s management of the multidisciplinary teams that provide care management services to several Medicaid agencies was a key component of her selection for this award. Her strong leadership has instilled passion into her teams through professional development, improved quality management and implementation of programs that improved access to care for Medicaid clients across several states.

Eric Wall, MD, MPH, leads a team of medical directors and a network of physician consultants who provide clinical peer review consultation for the organization’s contracts with government and private sector benefit programs. In addition to providing superior leadership for Qualis Health’s medical management products and services, Dr. Wall regularly contributes to local and national initiatives that seek to integrate evidence-based medicine and health policy.

Ms. Robinson was recognized at an awards luncheon on October 4, 2010, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. As a winner, she was profiled on dorlandhealth.com and in the October/November 2010 issue of Case In Point Magazine, a national publication promoting care coordination across the continuum of care.

About Qualis Health
Qualis Health is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare delivery and health outcomes for individuals and populations across the nation. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the nonprofit healthcare quality improvement and consulting organization strives to achieve performance excellence for our clients by focusing on best practices and providing a range of services that lead to better quality care, high patient and provider satisfaction and greater efficiency. Qualis Health holds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) contracts for Idaho and Washington, and also provides care management, quality assessment and improvement and health information technology consulting services across the country. The organization’s products and services directly influence care delivered to over 10 million people. Qualis Health was honored this year as a Platinum Award winner by Case In Point Magazine for both the “Medicaid Case Management Program,” recognizing case management programs that focus on the unique needs of the Medicaid population and the “Utilization Case Management Program,” which ensures that healthcare resources meet evidence-based requirements and the specific needs of the patient.

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