A message from Dr. Austin Bailey
Greetings to all our network providers. The new year is barely underway, and already we have seen significant changes occurring within our clinically integrated network.
Jean Haynes, chief population health officer, left UCHealth on March 1. Under her guidance four years ago, UCHealth Integrated Network began its journey toward population health management. With a thorough understanding of the Colorado health care marketplace, Jean directed the formation of the UCHealth Integrated Network and brought together all of us who work in population health on a daily basis and who comprise the network’s core infrastructure. She introduced value-based programs to us with strategic payer partners in the commercial and Medicare environments, and today we have grown into a formidable organization of more than 3,200 independent and employed providers spanning most of the state and serving nearly 160,000 patients. We are all thankful for having had the opportunity to work with Jean, and we wish her all the best on her future endeavors.
Anne Docimo, MD, MBA has joined us as chief medical officer. With past positions at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, Pa., Dr. Docimo has had vast experience in the value-based world. She has served as a physician provider, as EVP and chief clinical transformation officer of a large medical group and also as a chief medical officer for a health plan. Having seen this world through these varied lenses, Dr. Docimo brings the insights that will help us grow as a network, adding new value-based programs and provider practices in the future. Continued efforts toward clinical programming and analytical supports to achieve the Quadruple Aim will be under her direction.
Dr. Docimo’s full biography is included in this issue’s Network News.
The world of population health and value-based care continues to grow more complex. We are fortunate to have had the leadership of Jean Haynes to launch us and of Anne Docimo, MD to guide us forward.
Austin Bailey, MD
Medical Director, Network Engagement for Population Health