The Managing Committee oversees all DHP activities. There are 16 members – eight from Doylestown Health and eight from the Doylestown Health medical staff. Physician membership on the Managing Committee is divided equally among primary care and specialist physicians. Physician members are elected by their peers while the health system appoints its members.
DHP is supported by six standing committees, all co-chaired by physicians, engaged in a variety of activities such as the development of clinical protocols and information systems to better share patient data.
Standing committees of DHP include:
Al Ruenes, MD, co-chair of the Doylestown Healthcare Partnership Clinical Integration Committee, describes the “journey” to adapt or improve best practice guidelines, communication among network providers and the transition of care.
Kieran Cody, MD, co-chair of the Doylestown Healthcare Partnership Contracting Committee, describes ongoing work, including details of the first two contracts DHP has signed with insurers.
Joe Ferrara, MD, co-chair of the Doylestown Healthcare Partnership Governance Committee, describes evolving issues since the start-up of DHP regarding participation agreements, audit and tax prep, administrative services, physician compensation and elections.
Scott Blore, MD, co-chair of the Doylestown Healthcare Partnership Informatics Committee, describes the work underway to evaluate and implement essential information technology to meet DHP needs in the near, intermediate and long-term future.
Scott Levy, MD, Chairman of the Doylestown Healthcare Partnership Managing Committee, describes the vision and early of DHP, mapping a unique path to clinical and financial integration.
Sheri Putnam, co-chair of the Doylestown Healthcare Partnership Provider Network Committee with Scott Dinesen, DO, discusses effort to create and maintain a high quality, value-driven network.
Dennis Tafflin, DO, co-chair of the Doylestown Healthcare Partnership Practice Transformation Committee, discusses a survey to help all DHP physician practices improve efficiencies and operations.
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