Rhode Island Quality Institute Names Rob Bowman, former Director of Anthem Innovation Studios, as Chief Operating Officer

New COO will lead major aspects of RIQI strategy, service delivery, industry partnerships, and contributions to the innovation ecosystem in the state.

Dec. 11, 2017,  Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), RI’s statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) and a center for collaborative innovation in healthcare, announces the hiring of Rob Bowman as its chief operating officer.

As RIQI COO, Bowman will lead the day-to-day operations of the organization, ensuring alignment with its strategic, service delivery, and innovation goals. Product innovation, design, delivery, and ROI measurement will be paramount in Bowman’s role as RIQI continues to expand its offerings to providers, consumers, health plans, state government, academia, and new business partners.

Bowman brings extensive experience in healthcare technology and analytics, operations, and leadership. He most recently served as Director, Commercial and Specialty Businesses, at the Anthem Innovation Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, Bowman designed methodologies for crowdsourcing and development of programs; led initiatives exceeding $100 million; expanded initiatives across 19 states; and supported revenue and cost-of-care targets for a $25 billion business division.

Prior to his role with Anthem, Bowman served in executive consulting roles with Trexin Consulting/Accountable Care Analytics Group, and as vice president, enterprise solutions, at Premier Healthcare Alliance.

“Today, RIQI connects more Rhode Island patients and healthcare providers to real-time, reliable data than ever before. The result is, quite literally, life-saving,” said Laura Adams, RIQI president and CEO. “In his new role, Rob will call on his broad, national health care experience to guide RIQI’s expanding innovation offerings, all with the goal of advancing the “Triple Aim” of better health, better healthcare, and lower cost, as well as provider joy in work. We enthusiastically welcome Rob to the RIQI team and to Rhode Island.”

Bowman holds a Master of Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine and a Master of Information Management from Washington University School of Engineering, both in St. Louis. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems/Computer Science from the University of Alabama Huntsville. Bowman is an active member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the International Institute for Analytics.

He resides in Providence.