Frontier Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Bowen, M.Ed., as Vice President of Integrated Care, Quality and Compliance. With Frontier since 1990, Bowen was previously Director of Performance Improvement. She will continue to oversee Compliance, Risk Management, HIPPA, Performance Improvement, CARF Re-Accreditation,  staff education, the implementation of quality initiatives and development. “Among her many important duties, Diane has played an essential role in ensuring that Frontier Health is successful with initiatives such as Meaningful Use, Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System and CARF reaccreditation,” said Frontier President and CEO Teresa Kidd, Ph.D. “Healthcare delivery and payment reform is changing the nature of our business rapidly and we are moving toward an Integrated Care model to increase preventive care and chronic disease management resulting in improved outcomes, lower costs and higher quality care.” Bowen is very involved in the community. She helped a local United Way’s implementation of quality and outcome measures for member agencies and the organization, helped facilitate Community Focus Groups to identify needs and service gaps. She is a national accreditation surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF); on the TAMHO Quality Committee; and the Mental Health Corporations of American Quality Collaborative, which is an initiative to build quality improvement capacity, improve performance and promote transformational change in mental health service delivery. Diane has presented, “Tennessee Outcome Measurement System,” to the Mental Health Corporations of America; and has presented to state and local agencies on managed care, quality improvement, eating disorders, relapse prevention and co-occurring disorders. She has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from East Tennessee State University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from King College.