Madison, WI – July 27, 2016 – Drawing on her long track record of innovation and forward-thinking, internist Dorothy (Dody) Fisher, M.D. has joined Forward Health Group as Chief Clinical Officer. With the goal of helping Forward Health Group client physicians make the transition to value-based care, Dr. Fisher will work to help physicians and care teams maintain their deep sense of mission, to help them deliver one-on-one care in this new era of population health management. Prior to joining Forward Health Group, Dr. Fisher worked at Geisinger Health System and, most recently, the Sentara Quality Care Network, a system of sixteen hospitals with over four thousand affiliated physicians, where she served as Medical Director.
“I’m in a great position to help. I’ve been on both the clinical and health plan side at major health systems and ran a clinically integrated network. All were geared to improving outcomes using the Triple Aim as our guiding light,” said, Dr. Fisher. “But we didn’t have the tools we needed to truly make that happen. Now, here I am – with Forward Health Group’s KLAS™-leading PopulationManager® health analytics and data visualization platform. It’s like my wish list; all of the tools docs have needed to improve outcomes are finally at my fingertips. Now I can help physicians make the transition from volume to value in a way that makes sense and is painless.”
“In my twenty-five years of health care travels, I have never met someone like Dody. Her composure, her command of the room, her humbleness – I was just amazed. We speak the same language, we worry about the same challenges in practice transformation, we understand the proper role of data/technology in the clinical ecosystem,” said Michael Barbouche, Forward Health Group founder and CEO.
Dr. Fisher, seasoned health care executive, comes to Forward Health Group with experience and interest in population health, physician satisfaction and workflow optimization. Her passion translates this big picture view into meaningful health care analytics to inform population health management and the transition to value-based care. Dr. Fisher’s background includes pay-for-quality analytics from the health plan, CIN and ACO perspective, growth strategy development, provider relations, office-based primary care, PACE and care management.
“With Dr. Fisher’s presence – her deep well of knowledge of work flows, powerful sense of empathy for care teams and motivation to help deliver good old-fashioned one-on-one care that is newly infused with population health management – there’ll be a lot more happy physicians and healthier, satisfied patients in the world,” added Barbouche.
Forward Health Group, Inc. helps health care providers successfully transition to the new world of value-based care. The Madison, WI-based software and services company provides value-based population health management solutions to health systems, hospitals and multi-specialty clinics. Since 2009 Forward Health Group has been an industry innovator, providing the accurate data, clinical measures— from internal and external sources—needed to improve patient health in a timely, cost-effective way. Visit www.forwardhealthgroup.com
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July 27, 2016