PORTLAND, Maine. – July 10, 2014 – The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), a leader in transforming U.S. health care, announced today that Dianne Hasselman will be the Senior Director for Strategic Programs. Dianne will serve as the critical link between NRHI and public purchasers and payers as they advance delivery system and payment reform, and quality improvement. She will support involvement of Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs) and their role in initiatives such as the State Innovation Model (SIM) programs being designed and implemented across the country.
“Dianne brings a wealth of leadership experience in her work with Medicaid agencies and managing learning collaboratives. Her role in improving Medicaid care delivery and practice transformation will be invaluable to our members,” says Elizabeth Mitchell, President and CEO, NRHI.
Prior to joining NRHI, Dianne spent over seven years at the Center for Health Care Strategies, where she was the Director of Value-Based Purchasing and worked closely with the Regional Healthcare Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs) that are part of the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative. Prior to that, she spent several years consulting to Medicaid agencies for the design, implementation and operation of their managed care programs. Dianne has an undergraduate degree in communications from the University of California at San Diego and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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