Project Manager, Quality Improvement Qualidigm

Kathryn Roby is a Consulting Director for Home Health Care at Qualidigm.  Ms. Roby specializes in teaching and educating nurses, focusing on improving home health provider clinical outcomes and reducing acute care hospitalizations for Connecticut home care providers.  To achieve these goals, she conducts on-site audits of home health care agencies, analyzes workflow processes, and makes recommendations for efficient processes resulting in better outcomes for patients.  She also functions as a quality manager for home health care providers with limited staff, reviewing records, recording information, and completing required state and federal quality audits.  Ms. Roby has also spearheaded the development of Qualiance, a first-of-its-kind software tool that enables home health agencies to automate their audit and reporting requirements in a convenient, online format.

Prior to her current position, Kathryn was the Director of Compliance and Reimbursement at New England Homecare, Inc.  While there, she successfully coordinated a multi-year project to bring four branches serving 1,200 patients a day into a fully electronic health record system.

Kathryn is an active member of the Connecticut Association for Home Care and Hospice (CAHCH) where she has served as the President, Government Relations Committee Chair, and Board Member, and asa member of the Education Committee.  She has also served on the board of the VNAs of New England and the Nursing Career Center of Connecticut.

In addition, Kathryn is an adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Saint Joseph School of Nursing, teaching community health nursing.  She is also a frequent guest lecturer at CAHC educational events.

Kathryn holds a M.S. in Health Care Administration from the Hartford Graduate Center, a M.Ed. from St. Joseph’s College, and a B.S.N. from the University of Connecticut.  She is a Certified Home &Hospice Care Executive (National Association for Home Care) and a Certified Trainer for Integrated Chronic Care Management.