CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VillageMD, a national primary care management services provider, announces the appointment of Ezekiel “Zeke” J. Emanuel, M.D. to its board of directors. A key influencer in American healthcare policy and a pioneer of value-based care, Dr. Emanuel will advise VillageMD on strategies to expand its network of primary care physicians and promote its mission of enhancing the delivery of primary care.
“The leadership team at VillageMD has created one of the most impressive healthcare solutions I have seen around the country. They are one of the very few companies focused on primary care that has demonstrated across multiple markets and multiple populations the ability to improve patient outcomes while reducing the cost of healthcare,” said Dr. Emanuel. “I think this company has the potential to change the model of healthcare delivery in America, and I’m excited to work with the Board to build upon the great work they are already doing.”
“Zeke brings an incredible wealth of knowledge to VillageMD from his role as a physician, researcher, and influencer of American healthcare policy. Zeke uniquely understands the challenges that primary care providers face in trying to deliver the best health outcomes for their patients, and shares our same commitment to helping primary care thrive,” said Tim Barry, chief executive officer, VillageMD. “Zeke is going to be a great addition to our incredible Board and we are humbled that he has chosen VillageMD as his first private sector Board to serve on.”
Dr. Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Dr. Emanuel was the founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and held that position until August of 2011. From January 2009 to January 2011, he served as a Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council. He is a breast oncologist and author.
VillageMD’s primary care physician partners access the company’s data analytics, physician-based care coordination, and on-the-ground support resources, all of which have demonstrated significantly greater clinical improvements and lowered the total cost of care. VillageMD’s clinical care model also aids its physician partners in providing more personalized attention, education, and support via integrated care teams of health coaches, diabetes educators, pharmacists, and resource coordinators. The focus of the model yields improvements in physical health and emotional health as well as the overall wellbeing of patients.
VillageMD is a leading national provider of primary care management services for healthcare organizations moving toward a primary care-led, high-value clinical model. The VillageMD solution provides data analytics, a physician practice-based care coordination model, and on-the-ground support resources to make improvements at the point of care, resulting in high quality clinical outcomes for all patient populations. VillageMD also provides access to value-based reimbursement contracts that reward physicians for delivering high quality, cost effective care. VillageMD works with physician groups, independent practice associations, and health systems to improve quality, deliver a first-rate patient experience, and lower total medical costs in the communities they serve.