LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IPRO's Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President Clare Bradley, MD, MPH, has been chosen President-Elect of the American Health Quality Association (AHQA), a Washington DC-area healthcare trade association. Voting for a new slate of officers of AHQA took place at the association's Quality Summit held June 2 in Baltimore. AHQA represents quality improvement professionals nationwide.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of IPRO, Clare Bradley, MD, MPH, supervises IPRO's Quality Improvement, Managed Care and End Stage Renal Disease departments, overseeing an annual operating budget of more than $25 million. Dr. Bradley's management responsibilities include supervision of more than 120 staff and consultant physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, statisticians, data analysts, project managers and other professionals.
The contracts Dr. Bradley supervises encompass activities in New York, South Carolina, the District of Columbia, New England, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Nebraska and Minnesota.
"We're very pleased that Clare will be leading AHQA, at this critical juncture in the association's history," said IPRO Chief Executive Officer Theodore O. Will. "AHQA will play a central role in the regionalization of Quality Improvement Organizations that is now well underway." Two years ago, Medicare-funded QIOs were consolidated into regional, rather than statewide, entities. IPRO's QIO current contract, which runs through July 2019, involves technical support to healthcare providers in New York, South Carolina and the District of Columbia.
Prior to her 13-year tenure at IPRO, Dr. Bradley held senior management positions at the Suffolk County (NY) Department of Health Services, culminating in the role of Commissioner, an appointed position which she held from 1998 to 2003—overseeing services provided to 1.4 million citizens and a budget of $350 million. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Bradley holds a Master of Science degree from Georgetown University, a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a Medical Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Bradley did Residencies at the University of Maryland Hospital (internal medicine) and the Stony Brook University Hospital (preventive medicine). Dr. Bradley is a Past President of the American Cancer Society, Eastern Division and currently serves as Chair of its Nominating Committee. Dr. Bradley received the Edward L. Trudeau Award from the American Lung Association in 2002 and the St George Award from the American Cancer Society in 2009.
A nationally recognized not-for-profit currently operating in 31 states and territories, IPRO offers a wide range of services including quality improvement and assessment activities; utilization review; independent review of patient appeals; data collection, analysis and validation; anti-fraud and abuse analytics and online performance reporting for government agencies, managed care organizations and private sector clients. In addition, IPRO operates the WhyNotTheBest website, a comprehensive quality improvement resource that evaluates the performance of 5,686 acute care hospitals in the U.S.
An ISO certified organization, IPRO is headquartered in Lake Success, NY, with offices in Albany NY, as well as Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, and California. For more information about IPRO, please visit www.ipro.org.
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