Press Releases

PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Indra Neil Sarkar, PhD, MLIS, FACMI as interim President and CEO. Sarkar, who currently serves as the Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Brown University, succeeded the company’s founding CEO, Laura Adams, on April 1.

“The Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Sarkar as RIQI’s Interim President and CEO. Neil comes with a wealth of knowledge on Rhode Island’s healthcare environment and we look forward to leveraging his… Read More

Contact: Darlene Morris
Senior Director, Development & Grants
401.276.9141 x246

June 17, 2019
PROVIDENCE, RI — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services selected Rhode Island Quality Institute as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors. This designation will allow NQIICs to bid on Task Orders over the next five years.  As a Prime NQIIC awardee partnering… Read More

Franchitto has served as RIQI Chair-Elect since September, begins new term January 1, 2019.

January 1, 2019 — PROVIDENCE, RI — The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have elected Diana Franchitto, President & CEO of HopeHealth, as the new Chair of the Board. Ms. Franchitto succeeds Dennis Keefe, who is concluding seven years of… Read More

James Fanale, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Care New England joined RIQI’s Board on January 1, 2018

January 15, 2018, PROVIDENCE, RI — James Fanale, MD, president and chief executive officer, for Care New England health system has been appointed to a 4-year term on the Rhode Island Quality Institute Board, effective January 1, 2018. Prior to arriving at Care New England, Dr. Fanale served as senior vice president for system development and chief operating officer at Jordan Hospital, where he was responsible for the development of one of the nation's… Read More

Appointments strengthen further collaboration among RI healthcare leaders to improve quality, safety, and value of healthcare in RI.

Dec. 11, 2017, Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), RI’s statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) and a center for collaborative innovation in healthcare, announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors:

Marie L. Ganim, PhD – Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner

Eric J. Beane – Secretary of the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human… Read More

New COO will lead major aspects of RIQI strategy, service delivery, industry partnerships, and contributions to the innovation ecosystem in the state.

Dec. 11, 2017,  Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), RI’s statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) and a center for collaborative innovation in healthcare, announces the hiring of Rob Bowman as its chief operating officer.

As RIQI COO, Bowman will lead the day-to-day operations of the organization, ensuring alignment with its strategic, service delivery, and innovation goals. Product innovation,… Read More

Innovative new service enhances providers’ ability to proactively coordinate care using near real-time data to prevent avoidable hospital and emergency department readmissions

JUNE 23, 2017, PROVIDENCE, RI - The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) and Integra Community Care Network today announced the launch of Care Management Alerts and Dashboards, an innovative new service enabling healthcare providers to proactively coordinate care and support for 140,000 individuals throughout Rhode Island.

RIQI’s Care Management Alerts and Dashboards provide… Read More

MAY 5, 2017, PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) and Providence VA Medical Center (VAMC) announced today a significant step forward in improving the quality and safety of healthcare for Rhode Island Veterans. For the first time, healthcare providers at the VA and those in the RI community can now quickly and easily share medical information to better coordinate and improve care and treatment for Veterans.

The Health Care Coordination for Rhode Island Veterans project—funded in part through a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation—enables the bi-directional sharing… Read More

April 10, 2018 — PROVIDENCE, RI — The New England Business Association (NEBA), sponsor of the New England Innovation Awards, have announced the 2018 Finalists. NEBA selected RIQI from 213 innovative organizations to compete in the final phase of this competition.

Innovation is at the heart of economic prosperity and NEBA continues to recognize those companies and organizations that have transformed their innovative ideas into a product or service that delivers proven value to customers. Former winners come from varying fields such as technology, manufacturing, service (both for… Read More

Senior Director, Finance and Grants Management
Reports To:  Chief Operating Officer
Role Focus: Finance & Grants Management

The incumbent leads the finance unit and is the financial spokesperson for the organization, providing operational and programmatic support to ensure ongoing financial health of the organization and directly assisting the Chief Operating Officer (COO) on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, and the securing of new funding. 

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