Qualidigm Announces New Senior Director of Compliance and Business Development

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Kristen McClain provides oversight and direction of corporate compliance and board governance, business development and contracts administration.

Qualidigm, the national health care consulting company in Wethersfield, Conn., has hired Kristen McClain as senior director of compliance and business development. In this role, McClain provides senior management oversight and direction of corporate compliance and board governance, business development and contracts administration.

“I am very pleased to welcome Kristen to the Qualidigm team,” said Tim Elwell, Qualidigm president and CEO. “Her business development and management expertise are instrumental to the company as we pursue new growth opportunities to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of healthcare through transformational change on a state, regional and national level. We are fortunate to have Kristen on board to provide innovative and strategic direction on expanding Qualidigm’s reach,” said Elwell.

As Qualidigm’s newly-appointed senior director of compliance and business development, McClain is responsible for directing and maintaining the company’s compliance program; managing business development and proposal efforts in support of new and existing opportunities; and preparing, analyzing and negotiating contracts for all Qualidigm services and products.

McClain joins Qualidigm from Reed & Associates, CPAs in Old Saybrook, Conn., a regional certified public accounting firm, where as business development manager she led growth activities including proposal development, teaming arrangements and contract negotiation and management with state and federal entities including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She also was formerly the product support manager for LifeCare, Inc. in Shelton, Conn., a work-life company servicing commercial and government clients, where she spearheaded new product development from conception to delivery and created high-quality, results-oriented programs designed to improve clients’ bottom line.

McClain earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn. She was admitted to the Connecticut Bar and the New York State Bar and has received several law and academic achievement awards.

About Qualidigm:

Based in Wethersfield, Conn., Qualidigm's mission is to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare through transformational change. Qualidigm provides consulting services to public and private sector clients nationwide. These services include consulting, data analysis, health information technology, patient safety, quality improvement, and utilization review. Qualidigm is part of a team that is serving as the Medicare Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) under contract with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for New England. Previously, Qualidigm served as the Medicare QIO for the State of Connecticut charged with protecting the rights of Medicare beneficiaries and improving the safety and quality of care they receive. Qualidigm is also a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) as designated by the State of Connecticut. http://www.Qualidigm.org


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