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PROFILE Pat is a physician executive and serial entrepreneur who has founded and led both for profit and not for profit organizations. She is currently Founder and CEO of Health Tech Hatch, a crowdfunding and beta testing platform for health technology entrepreneurs. She has also served in leadership positions in a variety of organizations, including health plans, medical groups, employer organizations, and physician associations.She is an expert in the design, implementation and evaluation of effective medical management, wellness, and quality improvement programs. She is experienced in leading complex clinical implementations, such as transition to a new pharmacy benefit management company (PBM) and implementation of a multi-million dollar integrated care management system.
Health Tech Hatch is an online and mobile resource for health technology entrepreneurs providing crowdfunding, clinical and usability feedback, and community for young companies developing digital solutions for the health care and wellness industries. Health Tech Hatch also serves as a resource for entrepreneurs seeking relevant populations on which to pilot-test their applications at scale, and provides other consulting services to new health technology companies.
ZIA Healthcare Consultants is a group of experienced healthcare professionals with a focus on helping healthcare organizations develop the competencies, infrastructure, and human capital to succeed in their journey toward accountable care.
The Doctor Weighs In is a popular healthcare blog about all things health and healthcare. TDWI writers explore a variety of health-related topics, ranging from basic science to health care policy and politics. TDWI writers are often provocative, sometimes funny, & always entertaining.
Work collaboratively across the organization to balance the needs of patients, staff and the organization providing high quality outcomes and cost effective care. Develop a $5 million+ UAM Medical Management Initiative, including a 3 year MMI Roadmap, an IT Roadmap to support the MMI, applying a systematic product development approaches. Re-establish the QI/QA program and resolved Corrective Action Plans received on the previous program's inadequacies. Develop National Quality Board, serve on UAM Board Subcommittee for Quality and Compliance. Build strong, outcome focused teams capable of delivering on complex projects, on time and in budget. Develop a Medical Director training manual, enterprise-wide policies and procedures for MM and Quality, improve Appeals & Grievances, establish a medical management analytics function as well as data collecting and reporting methods and capabilities Improve data gathering and reporting for Pay for Performance and set up the program for further improvement with the implementation of a new reporting system. Transform Pharmacy into a technically and clinically strong and stable department. Integrate newly acquired Part D plan to become the company's PBM. Establish Clinical Operations Shared Services function; implement Trizetto's CareAdvance (CA); develop a Knowledge Management function; a CareAdvance training group; redesign Health Risk Assessment program Overhaul Case Management program to integrate disease management and establish a regional focus. The Case Management program is a finalist for an award from the Case Management Society of America
Provide strategic advice for the management of chronic illness to employers and health plans including: Develop a chronic illness SNP for a Medicare Advantage Plan Implement disease management in a Medicare Private Fee for Service Plan Provide oversight to a quality improvement project for large health care foundation Host a popular healthcare blog called "The Doctor Weighs In," www.thedoctorweighsin.com
Start-up health services company providing diagnostic testing and support services to individuals with chronic illness. Responsible for all aspects of development of the company including: Establish legal structure, raise funds, design the equity approach, and recruit Scientific and Business Advisors. Grew the company to 11 employees and $1.2 million in cash. After reaching a critical inflection point that required a large investment of cash, lead the organization through a careful evaluation to determine the chances of future success of the endeavor. Determine that regulatory climate and reimbursement restrictions made it unlikely the company could attain its revenue and profit goals. Lead the team through an orderly dissolution of the company, including repayment of outside investors and support for employees as they seek new
Responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all disease management and prevention programs. Restructure department to gain efficiencies and put authority where it was needed to meet customer needs. Reverse a $1.2 million budget shortfall. Accountable to: Revise all internal disease management programs from opt-in to opt-out programs. Develop, implement, and track process and outcome metrics as well as program financial performance for all CHI programs. Develop Performance Guarantees for CalPERS disease management deliverables. Develop innovative "Disease Management Vision" for CalPERS. Understand drivers of health care costs and design interventions to address them for the ~450,000 Blue Shield CalPERS members. Health Care Services liaison to Commercial Business Unit. Identified as a Critical Function
Leader of a team of managed care experts from Kaiser Permanente to implement General Motors Corporation's value purchasing and managed care strategy. The team's work includes: Analyze return on investment realized since team's inception. Developed and negotiated the $4 million, three year contract renewal for the team. Evaluate the quality and cost of care provided by GM's network of HMOs. Collaborate with Greater Detroit Area Health Council to develop a common RFI/HMO evaluation process for HMO selections. Collaborate with the National Business Coalition on Health to develop a common RFI/HMO evaluation process. Design HMO feedback including written and onsite feedback about performance. Develop strategy to drive rapid quality improvement in the 11 HMOs providing care to 75% of GM's HMO enrollees. Analyze community's health care structure and needs; develop a new model of care, a health plan, and accountable medical groups.
Represent the twelve Permanente Medical Groups to major national accounts. Responsible for telling the Kaiser Permanente quality story. Facilitate relationships between regional health plans and national customers. Primary physician contact for the National HMO purchasing coalition. Serve on the Board of Directors of National Accounts and the Health Plan Institute; Serve on Editorial Board of Market Pulse and Partners in Health
Patricia Salber has not indicated any interests.