Vice President, Health Care Quality Improvement
Tom Hartman is responsible for IPRO’s programs to improve the quality of care provided in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, clinics and physician offices. He represents IPRO as the company’s voting member of the National Quality Forum, and serves as Co-Chair of NQF’s Hospital Measures Steering Committee and as a member of the Cancer Care Measures Steering Committee.
Prior to joining IPRO, Hartman spent four years as Director of Quality Measurement and Performance Improvement for a multi-state managed care plan, responsible for clinical and service improvement, medical practice performance assessment, HEDIS® reporting and related activities. His previous experience includes senior positions with the New York State Department of Health involving health care policy development and management. He served his final four years with the Department of Health as Director of Health Care Standards and Surveillance responsible for the licensure and oversight of hospitals, nursing homes, health maintenance organizations, home health agencies, community health centers, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care facilities and organizations. While at the Department of Health, Hartman played leading roles in the initiation and development of the state’s cardiac surgery reporting system, hospital adverse events reporting system and HMO quality assurance reporting requirements, as well as state policies in such areas as graduate medical education, organ transplantation, hospital patients’ rights and nursing home residents’ rights.
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