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Qualidigm Names Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut President and General Manager Jill Hummel to its Board of Directors

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Qualidigm, the mission-driven national healthcare consulting company based in Wethersfield, Conn., has appointed Jill Hummel, president and general manager of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut (Anthem) to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Anthem is a leading healthcare company that has been in Connecticut for over 80 years and currently serves more than 1 million consumers.

“I am pleased to have Jill join Qualidigm’s Board of Directors,” said Timothy Elwell, PhD, Qualidigm president and CEO. “She is an incredibly driven and dynamic business leader who brings a wealth of market knowledge and expertise, complementing the organization’s strategic vision of working collaboratively to make New England the healthiest region in the United States. I congratulate Jill on her election to the board and thank her for her commitment to Qualidigm.”  

“Improving lives and communities is the focus of my work at Anthem. That’s why I am excited to join Qualidigm’s dynamic Board of Directors,” said Hummel. “I look forward to contributing to Qualidigm’s growth and for the opportunity to collaborate and work with other distinguished leaders on Qualidigm’s board.”

As the president and general manager of Anthem, Hummel is responsible for the management of Anthem’s local commercial group and individual business, including sales, account management, provider relations and contracting, underwriting and product delivery. She is also responsible for the development of Anthem’s long-term strategic direction and collaborates with elected officials, regulators, providers, employers and other key stakeholders to drive improvements in health care access, quality, experience, outcomes and affordability. Previously, Hummel served as vice president of payment innovation for Anthem, Inc., parent company of Anthem, where she developed provider payment and delivery models that reward and support improvements in health care. She joined Anthem in 2007 as vice president, provider engagement and contracting for Anthem's Northeast markets.

Hummel earned a Juris Doctor from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester. She serves on multiple boards of directors, including her role as the chair of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a recognized thought leader in promoting health care transformation, and actively supports the American Heart Association serving as the chair of major events including the Go Red Luncheon for Women and the Greater New Haven Heart Walk.

See the complete roster of Qualidigm Board members.

About Qualidigm:

With its corporate headquarters in Wethersfield, Conn. and offices in Manchester, Maine; Dover, NH; Barre, VT; and Providence, RI, Qualidigm's mission is to transform the quality, safety, and value of healthcare by leading, collaborating, and aligning improvement efforts. 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 & Medicaid Services for New England. Qualidigm is also a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) as designated by the State of Connecticut. www.Qualidigm.org

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