CHICAGO, Nov 1, 2018 – Four new members joined The PCPI Foundation Board of Directors at the organization’s 2018 Fall Meeting, bringing the total number of directors to 23. The new members will serve for three years and bring valuable skills, experience and perspective vital to further advance The PCPI’s mission of improving patient health and outcomes, and health care service quality.
Each PCPI board member represents an important stakeholder in health care outcomes, and fills a dedicated seat on the board. This helps ensure input from a wide range of patient, medical specialty, administrative, government, business and civic interests. The new members are:
- Clare Bradley, MD, MPH – Representing the American Health Quality Association, Dr Bradley fills a PCPI board seat reserved for quality improvement. An internal medicine specialist and chief medical officer at IPRO, she provides technical assistance to providers for improving quality and succeeding with value-based payment programs. Dr Bradley is cochair of the Medical Society of the State of New York’s quality improvement and patient safety committee, and was previously health commissioner of Suffolk County, New York.
- Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, CIC, CHCQM – Representing AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Dr Mahajan fills a PCPI board seat reserved for medical specialty societies. A full-time practicing internal medicine specialist, he chairs AMDA’s quality measures committee, and is a member of PCPI’s quality improvement advisory committee and care coordination and measure technical advisory committee, and the post-acute work group of the National Quality Forum measure application partnership. Dr Mahajan is physician advisor in quality improvement at two health systems, medical director at a nursing home and a retirement facility, and clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Kurt Skifstad, PhD – Representing ArborMetrix, Dr Skifstad fills a PCPI board seat reserved for health information technology. He is ArborMetrix CEO and develops systems that deliver actionable insights for quality improvement, clinical research, regulatory reporting and participation in value-based payment models for medical specialty societies, medical groups, health systems and regional quality improvement collaboratives.
- Scott Ferguson, MD – Representing the American Medical Association (AMA), Dr Ferguson fills the AMA’s PCPI board seat. A practicing radiologist, he is an AMA trustee and former chair of both the AMA council on legislation and of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration national mammography quality advisory committee. Dr Ferguson served as vice chair of the AMA radiology section council and chaired the Arkansas state delegation, and as president of his county and state medical societies, and as an Arkansas state legislator.
“We are delighted to welcome Drs Bradley, Mahajan, Skifstad and Ferguson to the PCPI board of directors,” said John McIntyre MD, PCPI board chair. “They join PCPI at an important time in the rapidly changing healthcare field as we work with physicians, clinicians and health professionals to drive meaningful outcomes for our patients through integrated clinical performance measurement.”