Steve Schelhammer Will Help AMGF Promote the Value of the Coordinated Care Model
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Phytel (www.phytel.com) announced today that Chief Executive Officer Steve Schelhammer has accepted an appointment to the board of directors of the American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF). The philanthropic arm of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA), AMGF supports and disseminates research on organized delivery systems in order to encourage and promote the delivery of high quality, cost-effective patient care.
In welcoming Schelhammer to the Foundation’s leadership, AMGF Board Chair Carleton T. Rider said, “The AMGF focuses on quality improvement in group practice through education and research programs in clinical quality, patient safety, service, operational efficiency and innovation. We are very pleased to have Steve Schelhammer serve on the AMGF board, a distinguished group of experienced executives who will help guide AMGF into the future.”
“I am honored to serve on the board of the AMGF, which supports cutting-edge work in health services research,” commented Schelhammer. “My goal as a board member will be to help the AMGF show the value of the coordinated care model in improving quality and controlling costs.”
A 25-year industry veteran, Schelhammer joined Phytel in 2008 to help the company empower physician-led health improvement. Phytel now works with some of the nation’s largest medical groups and has data on more than 15 million patients. Before heading Phytel, Schelhammer founded Accordant Health Services, one of the country’s first disease management companies. Eventually, Accordant provided services for more than 500,000 people affected by complex chronic diseases. Previous to his work at Accordant, Schelhammer served as Senior Vice President at Quantum Health Resources, providing specialized home care services to people affected by rare chronic diseases.
The premier company empowering physician-led health improvement, Phytel provides physicians with proven technology to deliver timely, coordinated care to their patients. Phytel’s state-of-the-art registry, which now encompasses 15 million patients nationwide, uses evidence-based chronic and preventive care protocols to identify and notify patients due for service, while tracking compliance and measuring quality and financial results. For more information, please visit www.phytel.com. Follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/phytel
About the American Medical Group Foundation
The American Medical Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). As a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization, its mission is to foster quality improvement in group practice through education and research programs in clinical quality, patient safety, service, operational efficiency, and innovation. In addition to research and demonstration projects, the Foundation helps support learning collaboratives and presents educational grants and awards to medical groups that demonstrate improvements in practice, quality, and patient care.
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