IPRO Appoints Chief Quality Officer, Strategic Planning Lead

Jan 03, 2011, 16:21 ET from IPRO

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edison A. Machado, Jr., MD, MBA is joining IPRO as Chief Quality Officer and Vice President of Strategic Planning, effective January 24, 2011.

Machado is Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships at the National Quality Forum (NQF) in Washington, DC, where he focuses on using performance measurement for payment incentives, public reporting and quality improvement.  Prior to joining NQF, Machado was Medical Director and Program Manager for the nationally recognized Bridges to Excellence physician recognition program based in Newtown, CT.

"IPRO is very fortunate to be able to recruit a physician manager of the caliber of Eddie Machado," according to IPRO Chief Executive Officer Theodore O. Will.

"Eddie's understanding of quality improvement, his policy background and his thorough grounding in business development make him an ideal choice to head up strategic planning on behalf of our organization."

Machado earned his Doctor of Medicine and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Yale University.

Machado replaces Anthony Shih, MD, MPH, who will be returning to the prestigious Commonwealth Fund in Manhattan, where he will be Executive Vice President of Programs. Prior to serving as IPRO's Chief Quality Officer and Vice President for Strategic Planning, Shih directed The Commonwealth Fund's Program on Quality Improvement and Efficiency.

"All of us are sorry to see Tony go," said IPRO CEO Will.  "He did a superb job in helping us focus our business and policy strategies, both in New York and the nation. While we are saddened to lose him, we are heartened that he will be nearby at The Commonwealth Fund. We wish Tony all good things in the future."

About IPRO

IPRO is a national organization providing a full spectrum of healthcare assessment and improvement services that foster more efficient use of resources and enhance healthcare quality to achieve better patient outcomes. For more than 25 years, IPRO has been highly regarded for the independence of its approach, the depth of its knowledge and experience, and the integrity of its programs. With annual revenues of $60 million, IPRO holds contracts with federal, state and local government agencies and corporate clients, in more than 33 states and the District of Columbia. A not-for-profit organization, IPRO is headquartered in Lake Success, NY with offices in Albany, NY, Tampa, FL and near Raleigh, NC.

For more information, please visit www.ipro.org.