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MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - June 03, 2015) - Rick Wesslund, founder and Chairman of BDC Advisors, the national healthcare strategy consulting firm, announced today that David Fairchild, MD, MPH, a nationally known healthcare expert on physician organization and engagement, has joined the firm as a director. Dr. Fairchild was, until recently, Senior Vice President of Clinical Integration at UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC), the largest healthcare provider in central and western Massachusetts, and President of UMass Memorial's Accountable Care Organization. He will continue his clinical activity at UMMHC and retain his faculty position as Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
"David brings strong credentials in physician organization and value-based contracting to our payer-provider strategy practice. He has unique experience in organizing successful accountable care organization and clinically integrated physician networks at two different academic medical centers.
"David has published widely on physician organization and clinical quality improvement, and is highly regarded for his leadership in healthcare reform in academic medicine," Wesslund added. "He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Physician's First Watch, a daily e-publication of the New England Journal of Medicine. David brings a strong new capability to our work, transitioning clients to new population health management structures required for the reform market."
As Senior Vice President of UMass Memorial Health Care, Dr. Fairchild organized over 1600 academic and community physicians into a clinically integrated, risk-sharing network with commercial and government contracts. He served the first president of the UMass Memorial's Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO. While Chief Medical Officer at Tufts Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School in Boston, he played an instrumental role in bringing together over 1,000 community physicians and faculty in the New England Quality Care Alliance (NEQCA), the first academic physician network to sign the total cost of care Alternative Quality Contract (AQC) with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Prior to joining Tufts, David was director of Primary Care Services at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston -- part of Partners Healthcare -- and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He earned his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.
BDC is a healthcare consulting firm which focuses on strategic business planning, payer and provider innovation, and marketing and organizational planning for the emerging retail healthcare market. The firms include large regional healthcare systems, academic medical centers, health plans, and physicians group practices. For more information visit www.bdcadvisors.com.For More information contact:Dudley MorrisSenior Advisor805-565-3240NEXT ARTICLE
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