Qualidigm, the mission-driven, national healthcare consulting think tank company based in Wethersfield, Conn., announced the new chairman and members to serve the organization’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Rollin G. Schuster Jr. joined the Qualidigm Board of Directors in 2015 and will serve as chairman, replacing past chairman, Paul Liistro, managing partner of Arbors of Hop Brook Limited Partnerships, whose term ended in December 2018. Schuster is the managing principal of The Schuster Group, a financial services and employee benefits advisory firm based in Farmington, Conn., and also the founder and president of the non-profit, The Alliance for Non-Profit Growth and Opportunity, Inc. (TANGO). TANGO provides resources to over 1,100 non-profits helping them further their mission and create positive change in the sector.
In addition to the new chairman, three new board members have joined the Qualidigm board:
Michael Dimenstein is the vice president of system compensation and benefits at Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS), responsible for leading the design, planning, funding and administration of a comprehensive array of employee salary and benefit programs for Yale New Haven Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare, Northeast Medical Group, Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation and the affiliated organizations. Dimenstein is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and a board member and the past president of the Connecticut Healthcare Human Resources Association. He serves on the Advisory Board to the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Business Group on Health, and has represented employers in the State of Connecticut Innovation Model Value-Based Insurance Design Consortium.
Brian Hinman is a seasoned executive with over 30 years’ experience in the field of innovation and intellectual property, holding various strategic positions within Fortune 50 companies and large multi-national corporations. Most recently, Hinman was the chief intellectual property officer of Philips, based in the Netherlands. Throughout his extensive career, he has led innovation teams in technology creation, and executed multi-faceted technology commercialization programs. Hinman created and executed complex intellectual property strategies, negotiated hundreds of patent and technology licensing agreements, conducted patent divestitures and acquisitions, been involved in creation and spinoff of high-tech based startup entities, performed numerous IP-based valuations, led and successfully resolved many offensive and defensive patent litigation cases, and served as founding chief executive officer and co-founder of two unique patent defensive entities.
Eric Rosow is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Diameter Health, a leading health information technology firm based in Farmington, Conn. He has over 25 years of experience in healthcare technology, new venture creation and executive management. Prior to co-founding Diameter Health, Eric served as the vice president and general manager of the Patient Flow business unit for Eclipsys and Allscripts. Previously, Eric was the chairman and chief executive officer of Premise, a company he co-founded and led through its sale to Eclipsys. Rosow holds several patents and has authored more than 50 academic papers, several book chapters and a textbook on virtual bioinstrumentation.
“I am excited to welcome Michael, Brian and Eric to the Qualidigm board,” said Timothy Elwell, Ph.D., Qualidigm president and CEO. “Each will bring a wealth of diverse expertise, innovation and knowledge to Qualidigm in support of our growth strategy to expand and extend the organization on a local, regional and national level. Additionally, Rollin has been an instrumental, active member of the Qualidigm board for the past three years. As a forward-thinking visionary, I look forward to his leadership as he assumes the role of chairman of the board,” said Dr. Elwell. “On behalf of the board, I thank Paul for his dedication and commitment, serving as the chairman of the board for the past four years and for assuming the past chair position as he continues to support the executive board this year.”
See the complete list of Qualidigm Board members: www.qualidigm.org/who-we-are/board-of-directors/
With its corporate headquarters in Wethersfield, Conn. and offices in Dover, NH; Barre, VT; and Providence, RI, Qualidigm's mission is to provide technical assistance and develop strategies that 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 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for New England. Qualidigm is also a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) as designated by the State of Connecticut. www.Qualidigm.org