Wethersfield, Conn (PRWEB) November 20, 2013
Qualidigm, the mission-driven national healthcare consulting company based in Wethersfield, Conn. is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The company provides innovative solutions to transform care and improve care delivery, patient outcomes and cost-effectiveness.
Awarded #1 Best Place to Work in 2013 by the Hartford Business Journal, Qualidigm is serving its 29th year as the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) contractor for over 620,000 beneficiaries in Connecticut. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Quality Improvement Organization Program is an integral part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's National Quality Strategy. Qualidigm has also served as Connecticut's designated Patient Safety Organization (PSO) since 2004.
"While we are extremely proud of our history and our business and societal contributions to-date, we are confident that our best years are ahead of us," said Qualidigm President and CEO Tim Elwell. Earlier this month, Elwell attended the National Association for Home Care & Hospice's Annual Meeting and Expo in Wash, D.C. where Qualidigm debuted Qualiance™, a first-of-its-kind web-based tool that audits and analyzes Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP) compliance. With access to this real-time data, Qualiance™ enables home health care agencies to instantly pinpoint deficiencies and develop strategic corrective plans of action to improve these areas and ultimately avoid costly penalties. On the occasion of Qualidigm's 30th anniversary, it is very exciting to enter the software development market with such a technologically-sophisticated business solution,” said Elwell.”
Throughout its history, Qualidigm has been a collaborative partner with the entire healthcare continuum; working with patients and healthcare providers across organizational, cultural, political and geographical boundaries to initiate and sustain quality improvements. As a neutral convener, Qualidigm consistently coalesces and leads a variety of healthcare stakeholders toward the goal of improving healthcare quality, safety and cost-efficiency. As examples:
Sponsored by the Connecticut State Medical Society, Qualidigm opened its doors in 1983 in Meriden, Conn. with four full-time employees. The Wethersfield-based company now employs 66 people who fulfill the company's mission to advance the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of healthcare by providing consulting, data analysis, outpatient services, patient safety designs and implementations, quality improvement and utilization review. For three decades, Qualidigm has shared best practices and thought leadership about transforming healthcare delivery and patient outcomes through more than 180 publications in relevant journals and through industry presentations given locally, nationally, and internationally.