Two months ago, Qualis Health and HealthInsight announced their intention to merge. We’re thrilled to follow that up by announcing the merger is now in effect. You can read our press release here.
As CEO of the new merged organization, I’m encouraged and excited about the future of our work. Qualis Health and HealthInsight share a rich history of community-based, nonprofit health care quality improvement (QI) work, going back 40 years to when we served as Professional Standards Review Organizations for the Medicare program. Today, in addition to our QI work for Medicare and state Medicaid programs, we maintain a diverse portfolio of public- and private-sector business operations across the U.S., and we employ more than 500 people in office locations across the country.
We’re proud of our past achievements and eager to engage with the challenges ahead. The merger will enable us to leverage our complementary strengths and draw on a deeper well of talent and expertise to achieve greater scale and synergy in improving population health and enhancing the quality and value of health care.
We view this as a true merger of equal partners, building on the successes, strengths and cultures of both organizations. Our new governing board is drawn from Qualis Health and HealthInsight, as is our senior executive team.
The new senior executive team has begun defining strategies to align our operations and position the merged company in the health care QI marketplace. A broader group of staff leaders from across our organizations are working to refine our management plans and build on a core set of shared cultural aspirations. And later this year, we will introduce a new company brand. Until then, we will continue to do business under our current brands and organizational names of Qualis Health and HealthInsight.
Please be assured that we intend to provide uninterrupted service as we progress toward full integration of our operations. While our names may change as a result of the merger, the project teams and contacts you are currently working with will not change.
In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
I am excited about our future and I hope you will join with me to help us reach our full potential.