“I look forward to collaborating with AHQA’s members to shine a light on the tremendous work they are performing in every community across the country.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (PRWEB) August 20, 2018
Quality Insights Chief Executive Officer Sven T. Berg, MD is the new president-elect of the American Health Quality Association (AHQA), a non-profit national membership association dedicated to promoting and facilitating fundamental change that improves the quality of health care in America.
Berg was elected to the post during the organization’s recent annual membership meeting. He will become AHQA president for the 2019-2020 term, succeeding Russell Kohl, MD, Chief Medical Officer for TMF Health Quality Institute, who has assumed the presidency for the 2018-2019 term.
“I look forward to collaborating with AHQA’s members to shine a light on the tremendous work they are performing in every community across the country and am honored to be selected at a time when it is poised to play a transformative role in improving the nation’s health care quality,” Berg said.
Berg brings substantial experience to the position, having served as Quality Insights’ Chief Medical Officer for five years before becoming CEO in 2017. Prior to joining Quality Insights, he was a career Air Force physician and executive. He earned his MD from Cornell University Medical College, completed a residency program at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and held a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Berg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Certified Physician Executive and a member of the West Virginia State Medical Association.
AHQA, an educational, not-for-profit national membership association, has represented Quality Improvement Organizations and other professionals working to improve health care quality and patient safety since its founding in 1984.
About Quality Insights
Based in Charleston, West Virginia with offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Quality Insights specializes in developing and maintaining measures of health care quality, collecting and analyzing performance data, and providing both collaborative learning opportunities and individualized technical assistance to health care providers in all settings. Its 300+ employees and consultants support quality initiatives from federal and state government agencies, private payers and more. Learn about how Quality Insights is bringing people and information together to improve health at http://www.qualityinsights.org.