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(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.”

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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.

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About Broadsword
Broadsword (www.broadswordsolutions.com) is a process improvement and performance innovation firm and CMMI Institute Partner that is the world-leader in using agile and lean methods to drive high-performance engineering using their agile CMMI methodology and collaborative consulting, coaching, and CMMI training solutions. Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America, and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.