The Chartis Group Launches Physician Leadership Institute

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Institute dedicated to consulting and research around physician alignment and high performing medical groups

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"With our team of senior physician executives, CPLI will play a formative role in helping to advance the industry’s thinking and approach to physician alignment, leadership and performance" - Dr. Mark Werner, National Director of Clinical Consulting

The Chartis Group, a national advisory services firm dedicated to healthcare, announced today that it has launched the Chartis Physician Leadership Institute (CPLI). CPLI brings together senior physician executives with unrivaled expertise from the nation’s leading health systems, academic medical centers, medical groups and health plans. It is dedicated to advancing health system and medical group performance through innovative solutions that drive physician alignment and engagement, and achieve the highest levels of organizational and operational effectiveness.

In the value-based healthcare environment, the role of physicians and physician leaders becomes even more vital to the success of the system. Physician engagement and alignment with enterprise strategy and operational goals are key differentiators in the performance and success of leading health systems in the new era of healthcare.

“Every aspect of health system strategy and performance is directly influenced by physicians and requires their leadership,” said Dr. Mark Werner, leader of the newly launched CPLI and the firm’s National Director of Clinical Consulting. “Simultaneously, physician groups and networks must be well managed, high-performing and able to drive care transformation, for they are the key drivers of success in a value-based world.” He adds, “With our team of senior physician executives, CPLI will play a formative role in helping to advance the industry’s thinking and approach to physician alignment, leadership and performance -- enabling stronger outcomes and the market-elevating performance necessary in the new healthcare.”

At the core of the new institute is a groundbreaking framework on physician alignment and its interplay with physician leadership, organizational constructs, operating models, enterprise economics, governance, adoption and change management.

“We are enormously excited,” said Ken Graboys, CEO of The Chartis Group. “We have brought our clinical advisors together, under one banner, for a shared purpose – to create a thriving, interdisciplinary vehicle for thought and practice leadership, where our clients’ and CPLI’s physician executives can truly engage and drive healthcare transformation.”

CPLI is championed by Dr. Mark Werner, National Director of Clinical Consulting; Dr. Thomas Graf, National Director of Population Health Management; Dr. Mark Wenneker, Principal, Strategy and Physician Alignment; Dr. Robert Schwartz, Principal, Informatics and Technology; Dr. Mark Van Kooy, Principal, Clinical Performance Excellence; and Dr. Frederick (Rick) van Pelt, Associate Clinical Principal, Advanced Performance Solutions. To learn more about CPLI visit

About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group (Chartis) is a national advisory services firm dedicated to the healthcare industry. Chartis provides strategic and economic planning, value-based care, advanced performance, and informatics and technology consulting services and decision support tools 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. Chartis has offices in Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Portland and San Francisco. For more information, visit

Amy O’Brien
Principal and Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
The Chartis Group

Terri Sanders
Director of National Marketing
The Chartis Group

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