Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Quality Health Strategies and Broadsword Solutions Partner to Adopt Continuous Improvement Program with CMMI

QHS strives to improve performance while expanding government sector opportunities

Easton, MD—July 19, 2016—Quality Health Strategies (QHS) and Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword) today announced a strategic partnership to assist QHS pursuing its vision for continuous improvement using the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®). QHS is the parent company for Delmarva Foundation, Health Integrity, and the Quality Health Foundation, a group of organizations dedicated to creating solutions to transform health. Broadsword is a leader in performance innovation and process improvement.

CMMI is a process model that provides a clear definition of what an organization should do to promote behaviors that lead to improved performance. Initially most prevalent in the Department of Defense, aerospace, and federal government sectors, CMMI has proven successful in manufacturing, automotive, high-tech, and health care, as well as other industries. CMMI defines the elements required to build great products or deliver great services and combines them into a comprehensive model.

“Continuous improvement is a core value of QHS,” said Tom Hutchinson, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at QHS “As an ISO 9001-certified organization, we are dedicated to using CMMI to help us address every avenue for improvement and provide better service to our clients. At the same time, as we continue pursuing business in the government sector, we anticipate having the ability to qualify for more opportunities with the implementation of CMMI. We chose Broadsword for their clear vision and proven approach, which we think will help us reach our goals.”

Broadsword’s President, Jeff Dalton, said “By making the commitment to initiate a continuous improvement architecture and system based on CMMI, QHS will maintain their position as an industry leader that delivers world-class applications at a lower cost with fewer overruns, and wins more competitive business. We’re proud to be a partner in guiding QHS’ CMMI adoption, and look forward to their continued success.”