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(Easton, MD) July 15, 2016 - Dr. Ron Forsythe, CEO of Quality Health Strategies (QHS) introduced Mark A. Oliphant as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO). The Easton, Maryland -based company is dedicated to creating solutions to improve health through innovation and technology health care solutions.
As CIO, Oliphant is responsible for technology across the QHS family of organizations, which include Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Health Integrity, and the Quality Health Foundation. As a member of the Executive Team, he will provide leadership for business solutions, data, and computer systems, including the digital strategy and customer experience for new and emerging products. He has more than thirty years of experience innovating in the financial services, aerospace, for profit, and nonprofit sectors.
“We are very excited to add Mark to our team,” said Forsythe. “His ability to bring technology solutions to the marketplace mirrors our plans for growth in this area. He understands what it takes to develop solutions that will impact the way we provide and monitor services to improve people’s lives.”
Oliphant came to QHS from Tatum, where he was the CIO Partner. In that role he was engaged with various clients throughout the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia area. Most recently at International Justice Mission, he led a $25 million global Enterprise Resource Planning initiative supporting a world-wide footprint in 11 countries. He built the company’s first Program Management Office with a foundation of best-practices and led the change to more effective governance and streamlined decision-making. He also worked for General Electric, Fannie Mae, and T. Rowe Price and was the CIOO at Global Impact.
“I hope to make Information Technology even more of a strategic asset for the organization,” said Oliphant. “We have a great foundation in place, and there are emerging business opportunities where IT can be a differentiator, one that separates QHS from its peers in the marketplace. I am impressed with what the team has accomplished so far. There is a lot of thought being put into advanced technologies, and you don’t always see that, particularly in nonprofit organizations.”
Oliphant earned a BS in Computer Science from Bucknell University and an MS in Systems Engineering from George Mason University. He received the SmartCIO award in 2012 and is named as an inventor on six patents.
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About Quality Health Strategies
Quality Health Strategies (www.qualityhealthstrategies.org) was created in 2007 as a holding company for a group of organizations dedicated to transforming health systems. Subsidiaries include Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.; Health Integrity, LLC; and Quality Health Foundation. The company is headquartered in Easton, Maryland and has offices nationwide.