Solutions for Developing Physician Leaders Presented by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices

Event Spotlights Importance of Physician Leadership to Transform
American Health Care Delivery

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#accountablecare–Physician executives from The Council
of Accountable Physician Practices
(CAPP), a coalition of America’s
high-performing multispecialty medical groups and health systems, hosted
a panel entitled, “Developing Physician Leadership in the Movement to
Accountable Care,” at the CAPG Colloquium in Washington, D.C. The event,
held on September 29, focused on recruiting and developing effective
physician leaders who are able to facilitate the transformation of the
American healthcare system.

“It will not be possible to move the country toward accountable,
value-based care without strong physician leadership at all levels of
the organization,” said panel moderator Robert Pearl, M.D., Chairman of
CAPP, and CEO of the Permanente
Medical Group
and the Mid-Atlantic
Permanente Medical Group
. “Healthcare systems should view physician
leadership as a capital investment for the future with huge ROI. The
CAPP medical groups are committed to sharing their considerable
experience to help all provider organizations face the challenges ahead.”

Panelists for the event included:

  • Moderator: Robert Pearl, M.D., Chair, CAPP, CEO of the Permanente
    Group and the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
  • Marc Klau, M.D., Assistant Regional Medical Director for Education,
    Learning and Leadership, Southern California Permanente Medical Group
  • Philip Oravetz, M.D., Medical Director, Ochsner Health System
  • Lee Sacks, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical
    Officer, Advocate Physician Partners
  • Nick Wolter, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Billings Clinic

The panel was inspired by CAPP’s recent five-article peer-reviewed
series on physician leadership published in Health
Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation
. In
addition to the panelists, physician executives from Virginia Mason
Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic Health System, Group Health
Physicians/Group Health Cooperative, Intermountain Medical Group,
Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals, DaVita HealthCare Partners, and
Henry Ford Medical Group contributed to the series.

To learn more about developing physician leaders and the efforts to
achieve accountable care, and to receive updates on key health care
issues, follow CAPP on Twitter at: @accountableDOCS

About the Council of Accountable Physician

The Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), an affiliate of
the AMGA Foundation, is a coalition of visionary multispecialty medical
group and health system leaders. We believe that physicians working
together, backed by integrated services, systems and data and technology,
can best shape and guide the way care is delivered so that the
welfare of the patient is always the primary focus. For more
information, contact CAPP at


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