SOURCE: Quantum Health, Inc.

Quantum Health, Inc.

October 19, 2010 09:05 ET

Bob Honigberg, MD Is Named Medical and Healthcare Strategy Director at Quantum Health

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -  Robert M. Honigberg, MD, MBA has joined the innovative Quantum Health as the company's new consulting Medical and Healthcare Strategy Director.

Dr. Honigberg is also the current Chief Medical Officer of URAC (Utilization Review Accreditation Commission) in Washington, D.C., and is a steering committee member of the Aspen Health Stewardship Project and on the Board of Directors of the Center for International Health. 

As Quantum Health's Medical and Healthcare Strategy Director, Dr. Honigberg will evaluate strategic opportunities and review Quantum Health's programs to ensure patient safety and promotion of healthcare quality as well as provide guidance on reporting and publication of data. "As a physician focused on quality and innovative solutions, I am especially attracted to Quantum Health's approach and creation of 'Virtual Medical Homes' to both improve quality and reduce waste and inefficiencies. I think it's the right approach and their track record proves the efficacy," said Dr. Honigberg.

"Healthcare is undergoing seismic change in the United States; adding Bob to our team strengthens our ability to grow with consistent and sustainable focus on quality. His unique background will also contribute to the already very positive relationships we have with providers across the country," remarks Kara Trott, founder and CEO of Quantum Health. "His overall thought-leadership and influence will only strengthen our ability to continue to help make healthcare more effective for physicians and patients alike."

Dr. Honigberg was recently the Chief Medical Officer, Global Medical Affairs and Clinical Strategy, for GE Healthcare's $17 billion portfolio, which is a unit of the General Electric Company that provides a broad range of products and services to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological disease and other medical conditions earlier. Dr. Honigberg was responsible for strategies and operations related to clinical research and trials, the protection of patient safety, and medical communication to providers and governments. Before joining GE Healthcare, he was the Vice President, Worldwide Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, at Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a Johnson & Johnson Operating Company, for seven years. He undertook his internship and residency in surgery at Montefiore Hospital and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. His educational background includes a B.A. in Economics from Duke University, an MD from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 

Quantum Health is an award-winning and fundamentally different health care company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, serving employers nationally.

Quantum Health guarantees their clients a 5-8% reduction in total claims spend. By reorganizing benefits delivery and creating a "virtual medical home" for each member, Quantum Health maximizes each service opportunity to intercept patients when they have a problem to solve or questions about their benefits or healthcare. Real time, informed involvement allows our Care Coordinators to help patients, their families, and their physicians to work together to ensure proper care, eliminating redundant, delayed and questionable care -- literally driving unnecessary medical events and cost out of the system. All with a 100% guarantee.

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