July 8 RFI Next Big Step for Physician Services Organization
July 2, 2013
The inauguration of the physician-led steering committee and the hiring of an experienced project consultant are signs of strong life in the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) new organization to deliver doctors the survival tools they need to compete in today’s health care marketplace, the organization’s CEO said today.
TMA CEO Louis J. Goodman, PhD, announced the selection of Three-Sixty Advisory Group (Three-Sixty) of Pasadena, Calif., as a consultant to manage the processes involved in launching the TMA Physician Services Organization.
“The Three-Sixty principals have significant experience in accountable care organization (ACO) development, collaborative care models, and building infrastructure to support physician practice management needs,” Dr. Goodman said. “With their help, we are well on our way to issuing a request for information (RFI) to service and software providers by July 8.”
He praised Three-Sixty’s TMA team, including CEO John Nackel, PhD, and client service executive Aimee Sziklai. “John Nackel is a well-known and influential authority in the health care industry, and Aimee Sziklai brings significant experience in building infrastructure for payers and clinical information technology,” Dr. Goodman said.
Dr. Nackel said he is excited about the opportunity to work with TMA’s Physician Services Organization. “It’s transformational,” he said. “It’s going to provide a more balanced view of the health care industry from the physician perspective, which has traditionally been undervalued within the payer-hospital-physician delivery system.
“Going forward, success in the industry is going to depend on reinforcing the patient-physician relationship and helping physicians spend less time on administrative and other nonpatient related functions. If we get the patient-physician relationship right, then there will be significant opportunities to improve quality and patient satisfaction, and lower health care cost.”
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About the Texas Medical Association:
TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.
About the Physician Services Organization
TMA’s Physician Services Organization is a physician-led organization that will offer services that bolster physicians’ clinical and financial autonomy. In addition to TMA, the Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS) and Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) are key members of the organization. It will bring in new and existing physician groups, health plans, and technology vendors as needed to test and develop effective new care models.
About Three-Sixty Advisory Group, LLC:
Founded in 2007, Three-Sixty is a business accelerator that was formed to help health care organizations through major transitions. Three-Sixty has senior health care executives who have served in the c-suite of health care entities and advised CEOs and boards of payers, physician organizations, and hospitals across the country and internationally. Three-Sixty provides this senior level talent to assist health care leaders through strategy, performance, capital needs, infrastructure development, and transformational change management. Experience, speed, and flexibility are the hallmarks of its business partnerships. Together with its vast strategic affiliate network, Three-Sixty helps clients to anticipate change in the health care world, prepare for this change, and produce successful results. For more information: http://www.360ag.com/
About the Dallas County Medical Society:
DCMS unites and empowers physicians to support the health of all residents in the Dallas metropolitan region. DCMS is a professional organization of approximately 6,400 local physicians, medical students, and residents dedicated to serving Dallas area patients.
About the Harris County Medical Society:
HCMS, established in 1903, is the professional society for physicians in Harris County. It is the largest county medical society in the nation, with a membership of more than 11,000 physicians and medical students. Its mission is to be the leading advocate for its member physicians, their patients, and the community, in promoting the highest standards of ethical medical practice, access to quality medical care, medical education, research, and community health.
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