President, Quality Health Care Advisory Group
Louis H. Diamond, MBChB, FCP (SA), FACP, FHIMSS, is the President of Quality in Health Care Advisory Group, LLC (QHC). He is an expert in the use of methodologies for measuring and improving quality and also involved in the development of public policy through projects focused on patient safety, health system financing, physician payment reform, quality measurement and reporting, and performance improvement.
He currently serves as the following: Co-Chair, Quality Improvement Initiative, Chair, Advisory Panel, Quality Improvement Education Roadmap, Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professionals, Member, Physician Engagement Committee, Health Information Management Systems Society; Member, Executive Committee, Coalition for supportive Care for Kidney Disease Patients; Member; Member, Measurement Application Partnership Post-Acute Workgroup, NQF; Vice Chair Board, End-Stage Renal Disease Network Board, (A QIO for the ESRD program); Ex Officio Member, Forum ESRD Networks; Delegate for the Renal Physicians Association to the American Medical Association House of Delegates; Member, National Priorities (Quality) Partnership, representing the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society; Board Member, Quality Insights Holdings.
He previously held leadership positions at a variety of healthcare organizations including: Chair, Physician Engagement Committee, HIMSS; Chair, Strategic Directions Subcommittee, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement; Member, National Priorities Partnership, Chair, Policy Steering Committee, eHealth Initiative (eHI); Chair, Quality Safety and Outcomes Committee, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS); Member, Leadership Network, NQF, Chair, Quality, Measurement and Research Council, NQF; President and Medical Director, Renal Physicians Association; member, Board of Directors, and Director of Programs, National Patient Safety Foundation; President, Medical Society of D.C.; Board of Trustees, American Society of Internal Medicine; President, American College of Medical Quality; Member, Joint Steering and Technical Advisory Committee, National Quality Forum; Member, Editorial Board, American Journal of Medical Quality; Member, Health and Public Policy Committee, American College of Physicians ; Chair, eHealth and Medical Informatics Forum, American College of Medical; Chair, Applications and Learning Program, National Patient Safety Foundation; President, Forum of ESRD Network Organizations; President, ESRD Network 5 Board of Directors; President, Internal Medicine Center to Advance Research and Education (IMCARE); Member, National Kidney & Urologic Diseases Advisory Board of the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Diamond served as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow; Vice President and Medical Director, Thomson Reuters Healthcare; Professor of Medicine, Chair, Georgetown Department of Medicine and Dean for Medical Affairs, at D. C. General Hospital; Research Fellow, Renal Metabolic Unit and Assistant professor of Medicine, Cape Town School of Medicine and Groote Schuur Hospital.
Dr. Diamond is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa; Fellow, American College of Physicians; and Fellow, College of Physicians, South Africa and Fellow American College of Physicians.