Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Advancing Practitioners, Inc. (“AP”), a Nashville, TN healthcare company, is launching a new service for hospitals to improve efficiency and reduce cost in their perioperative (surgical) services. Today, hospitals and surgeons are facing increased pressures to reduce cost and improve quality. AP helps relieve these pressures by utilizing highly skilled mid-level practitioners with physician oversight to deliver care in the operating room and on hospital surgical floors. AP’s approach improves efficiency throughout the perioperative continuum which significantly improves satisfaction for surgeons and surgical patients, in and out of the operating room, from admission to discharge.
The company’s founders, Stephen L. Houff, MD, a board certified internist who ran a large hospitalist company and J. Toby Gray, PA-C, a physician assistant who ran a large surgical first assistant firm, saw the opportunity to bring their expertise together to form Advancing Practitioners. Dr. Houff and Mr. Gray are committed to the execution of AP’s new, flexible team model of perioperative care. According to Dr. Houff, Executive Chairman of AP, "Advancing Practitioners is a game changer in the way perioperative services are delivered. Our inpatient clinical support and use of mid-level practitioners with physician supervision sets us apart from our competitors."
Healthcare reform is forcing providers to take on more risk through Accountable Care Organizations or Bundled Payments. AP provides the people, processes and information technologies needed for hospitals and surgeons to succeed in the new healthcare delivery model. “Our approach is about working smarter and deploying mid-level practitioners to function at the highest level of their medical license. As an employee-owned company, we have highly motivated providers who significantly improve our hospital partners perioperative throughput”, says J. Toby Gray, PA-C, the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
The company is also announcing the addition of key senior management positions:
Jody Junia, MD, Medical Director – Dr. Junia has eight years of hospitalist experience with increasing responsibility, both developing and directing hospitalist programs across the U.S.
Greg Flanagan, MHA, Chief Operating Officer – Mr. Flanagan is a senior-level executive with 25 years of information technology and healthcare operations experience.
Martin Fallon, Esq., Chief Legal Officer – Mr. Fallon is a corporate healthcare attorney with over two decades of legal experience focused on the representation of physicians and hospitals.
About Advancing Practitioners
Advancing Practitioners (AP) is a privately held healthcare services company based in Nashville, TN. The company provides services to hospitals and surgeons to improve efficiency and reduce costs. AP provides mid-level practitioners to assist with the full continuum of pre, intra, and post surgical care (or perioperative) services. In addition to mid-level practitioners, the company provides information technology, supply chain and clinical process improvement services for hospitals and surgeons.