IPRO Welcomes Back Anthony Shih as Chief Quality Officer, Strategic Planning Lead

Jul 25, 2008, 01:00 ET from IPRO

    LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthony Shih,
 M.D., M.P.H., has rejoined IPRO as Chief Quality Officer and Vice President
 of Strategic Planning, after a two-year stint at The Commonwealth Fund, a
 national foundation committed to improving U.S. health system performance,
 where he directed the foundation's Program on Health Care Quality
 Improvement and Efficiency.
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     Board-certified in public health and preventive medicine, Shih held
 senior-level positions at IPRO from 2001 to 2006, including Vice President
 of Health Care Quality Improvement and Medical Director of Managed Care. At
 The Commonwealth Fund, Shih worked on numerous policy-oriented
 publications, and is the lead author of a monograph to be published next
 month as part of the Commonwealth Fund's Commission on a High Performance
 Health System.
     "All of us at IPRO are delighted that Tony is returning to direct
 strategic planning for our organization," said IPRO Chief Executive Officer
 Theodore O. Will. "We recognize that health care in the U.S. is at a
 critical juncture. I can think of very few individuals as qualified as Tony
 to guide us in priority-setting for the next decade and beyond."
 Previously, Shih was Assistant Medical Director for a community-based
 mental health clinic in Northern California that serves immigrant and
 refugee populations. He holds a B.A. in economics from Amherst College, an
 M.D. from New York University School of Medicine and an M.P.H. from the
 Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
     In addition to welcoming Shih back to IPRO, Will expressed gratitude to
 Tierre Jeanne-Porter, J.D., C.P.H.Q., formerly IPRO's Vice President for
 Planning, Quality and Compliance., who recently left IPRO to become Vice
 President for Employee Development and Labor Relations at the Nassau Health
 Care Corporation. "Tierre's passion and dedication to her work are known to
 everyone who has ever worked with her professionally," said Will. "We offer
 Tierre and her family all best wishes as she pursues new challenges."
     IPRO is a nationally-recognized, independent quality improvement and
 evaluation organization, holding major contracts with state and federal
 governments, as well as private-sector clients. A not-for-profit
 organization, IPRO has annual revenues of $50 million and 400 employees
 based primarily in Lake Success and Albany, New York. IPRO holds ISO
 9001:2000 Certification and is an Empire State Advantage Silver Award
     Visit IPRO's award-winning Web site at www.ipro.org.