Dr. Graf brings an unparalled level of innovation and hands-on expertise related to effectively managing the health of populations ...
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 25, 2015
The Chartis Group announced today that Thomas Graf, MD, FAAFP, a leader in advancing healthcare delivery, reducing the cost of care and supporting continuous growth and performance improvement, has joined the firm as the National Director of Population Health Management.
Dr. Graf joins The Chartis Group from Geisinger Health System where he was the Chief Medical Officer for Population Health and Longitudinal Care Service Lines. There, he was responsible for the value re-engineering of the care continuum and other population health initiatives including: developing Geisinger’s ProvenHealth Navigator® medical home innovation and the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) portfolio and, with CMS, the Physician Group Practice (PGP), and PGP Transitions Demonstrations as well as Bundled Payments for Care Improvement leading nearly 50 hospitals from across the country in developing their version of Geisinger’s ProvenCare® model. He led the community practice, internal medicine, medical specialties, pediatrics, psychiatry, oncology, neurosciences, women’s health and care continuum service lines in coordinating and accelerating clinical operations and innovation across 22 counties in central and northeast Pennsylvania.
Dr. Graf has more than 20 years of leadership experience and is recognized nationally for his contributions to medical home innovation and post-acute care redesign. Dr. Graf created the Delta Innovation Incubator program, known for optimizing the care delivery for chronic diseases, leveraging established systems of care and modules for individual disease parameters. He is the content expert for four major projects at the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) on care design, delivery and innovation as well as the content expert for the American Medical Group Association’s (AMGA’s) collaborative for patients with multiple chronic diseases. Over the course of his career, Dr. Graf has published numerous articles and book chapters addressing the advancement of care, improving health outcomes and population health. He speaks nationally on these topics and on reducing the total cost of care. He is a founding member and former board member of the National Association of ACOs and an international speaker on value-based care, bundled clinical care and payment, accountable care, payment models to support care transformation and value, and medical home.
“Dr. Graf brings an unparalled level of innovation and hands-on expertise related to effectively managing the health of populations,” says Ken Graboys, Co-Founder and CEO of The Chartis Group. “We look forward to sharing his insights related to improving health outcomes and quality of life, reducing the total cost of care and the potential of public private partnerships with our clients.”
Dr. Graf will lead the firm’s integrated approach to population health management incorporating thought leadership and insight across all four practices - strategic and economic planning, accountable care solutions, clinical transformation, and informatics and technology. He will help clients envision their role in a more accountable industry and proactively prepare for the future of care delivery. “Being a member of The Chartis Group will give me an opportunity to work with our industry’s leading-edge providers, health systems and organizations, committed to improving care and to being on the front lines of change,” says Dr. Graf, “This is an exciting next step.”
Dr. Graf received his medical degree from The University of Michigan. He completed his residency in family medicine at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI where he then served as Chief Resident and was a member of the faculty. He was also the Director of the Southwest Georgia Family Practice Residency. Dr. Graf received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan.
About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group is the largest national advisory services firm solely dedicated to the healthcare industry. Chartis provides strategic planning, accountable care, clinical transformation and information technology management consulting services to the country’s leading healthcare providers. Chartis has been privileged to work with over two-thirds of the academic medical centers on the U.S. News and World Report “Honor Roll of Best Hospitals,” seven of the 10 largest integrated health systems, four of the five largest not-for-profit health systems, nine of the top 10 children’s hospitals, emerging and leading accountable care organizations, hundreds of community-based health systems, and leading organizations in healthcare services. The firm is comprised of uniquely experienced senior healthcare professionals and consultants who apply a distinctive knowledge of healthcare economics, markets, clinical models and technology to help clients achieve unequaled results. The Chartis Group has offices in Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco. For more information, visit http://www.chartis.com.
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