Joan Orr is Vice President of Consulting Services at Qualidigm. She leads the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE PTN) for ME, NH, and VT among other healthcare reform initiatives in Maine. NNE PTN is one of 31 healthcare collaborative networks selected by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPi), a national effort designed to help clinicians achieve large-scale healthcare transformation in primary and specialty care practice settings. A cooperative agreement involving trusted organizations and over 2,000 clinicians in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, this four-year initiative is successfully supporting practices in achieving the “Quadruple Aim” in care delivery and is instrumental in moving participating systems to value based care and alternative payment models.
Joan has 20 years of experience healthcare in contract management of Accountable Care initiatives and leadership roles in operations, project and practice administration in support of transformation. She has received awards as Citizen Advocate of the year from the Maine Cancer Foundation and from the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics for her outstanding work leading successful program and project teams in a variety of settings in community/public health.
Joan holds an A.A. in Pre-Teaching from Fisher Junior College Boston, MA, a B.S. in Community Health Education with a Minor in Nutrition—from the University of Maine Farmington, MCHES—Community Health Education Specialist Masters Certification from NCHEC, and a MBA from Thomas College, Waterville, ME. She is trained in the IHI Collaborative Learning Model, Chronic Care Model, Mobilizing for Action thru Planning and Partnership NACHO process and Local Public Health System Assessment facilitation.