Executive Director at Orthopedic Physician Associates
January 2010 - Present
Executive Director/Administrator of Orthopedic Physician Associates. OPA Ortho is Seattle's premier provider of orthopedic medical services. Our physicians are the team physicians for many of the area's professional sports teams, including the Seattle Mariners, the Seattle Seahawks, and many academic and club sports teams.
OPA Ortho is part of Proliance Surgeons, one of the largest surgical practices in the country and provides inpatient orthopedic care at Swedish Orthopedic Institute.
Administrator at Proliance Surgeons
Executive Director/Administrator of Orthopedic Physician Associates, a care center in the Proliance Surgeons family.
Proliance Surgeons is one of the largest surgical practices in the country.
Owner/Healthcare Consultant at intellect health, llc
September 1997 - January 2010
I help organizations with go-to-market healthcare and healthcare IT product launches including developing and executing marketing and business plans. In addition, I provide senior level contract negotiation services, specifically in the HIT industry.
Current clients including an EHR/EMR organization, an enterprise marketing solution provider and a consumer facing healthcare organization.
Past clients include:
- healthcare technology organizations needing development of SaaS and client/server licensing, partnership and service agreements
- indemnity and HMO plans needing restructuring of their provider agreements and financial payment structure conversion to rapidly improve financial performance through contracting initiatives (including conversion from fee-for-service payment metholodogy to full capitation and delegated claims and UR services)
- serving as an expert witness in the areas of physician/health plan payment structures
Market Development at Carol Corporation
February 2008 - November 2008
Carol is an early stage, pre-revenue venture capitalized company, headquartered in the Twin Cities. Carol wanted to be the "Travelocity" of health care services, empowering consumers to seek care on the basis of price, quality and value. It is currently undergoing significant changes and a strategy shift in response to a challenging financial market and a shorter financial runway in which to change consumer behavior.
Administrator at Proliance Surgeons
June 2007 - March 2008
Administrator for general and vascular surgery practice, implementing operational changes to improve financial performance. In corporate operations role, leading operational changes including marketing/website development, and technology adoption through EMR implementation.
Chief Operating Officer at Southwest Kidney Institute
June 2006 - June 2007
COO for multi-site nephrology and kidney disease management organization including responsibility for physician recruitment, practice management, EMR/EHR, contracting and market expansion, credentialing. Position of trust, thought leadership and collaboration between physicians and administration.
VP, Operations at IPN/Pinnacle Health Systems
June 2005 - June 2006
VP/Market Lead for inpatient acute care hospitalist company serving eleven hospitals with staff of 25 physicians.
Responsible for growing market share in inpatient hospital care and maintaining existing relationships.
Strategic partnerships between hospitals and physicians required out-of-the box thinking and moving beyond cost discussions into quality and outcomes and improving the delivery of health care.
VP of Client Communications/Director, Contracting at Quality Care Solutions, Inc.
June 1998 - June 2005
QCSI was a privately held health care technology firm providing payer-centric solutions, data processing and ASP services. It was acquired by The TriZetto Group, Inc. at the end of 2006.
As VP of Client Communications, responsible for developing and maintaining client-centric programs including education/training, marketing, web and collateral development/brand management, user group conferences, and corporate communications, providing guidance on business development activities including RFP activities and license and service agreement negotiations with prospects and existing clients.
As Director of Contracting, responsible for licensing and service agreement drafting and negotiating activities, from early stage business development processes through signature.
Director, Plan Management/Health Services at FHP
November 1994 - September 1997
Contracting, provider services and health care delivery leader for Phoenix metropolitan area consisting of several delegated and managed physician and hospital networks.
Director, Medical Affairs at Managed Care Innovations
August 1991 - November 1994
Directed activities of member services, provider relations, physician contracting and utilization review/quality management for medical managed services organization.