ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Alignment between hospitals and physicians has never been more important. Changes in healthcare delivery prompted by healthcare reform and pressure on the traditional fee-for-service reimbursement paradigm are providing the impetus for hospitals and physicians to form different models of affiliations.
“Dr. Knight will lead our Hospital Operations and Strategic Services (HOSS) team which offers a unique service, focusing on the value-based care design process. Beyond the structural aspects of clinical integration, his leadership will guide hospitals and physicians toward evidence based processes which will ultimately result in improved care”
Bringing a front-line perspective to these challenges, Ellis “Mac” Knight, MD, MBA, FACHE, FACP, FHM, joins Coker Group October 1st as Senior Vice President. Dr. Knight’s experience in leading the transformation of the healthcare delivery model will be a valuable asset to hospital leaders across the country, as part of Coker’s experienced senior leadership team.
“Historically, hospitals and physicians have struggled with alignment, but today both entities understand the need to work more closely toward mutually beneficial relationships,” said Max Reiboldt, CPA, president and CEO of Coker Group. “Dr. Knight brings real-world experience to this challenge, having led the creation and implementation of The Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative in Columbia, SC, serving as a voice for integration and collaboration.”
“Dr. Knight will lead our Hospital Operations and Strategic Services (HOSS) team which offers a unique service, focusing on the value-based care design process. Beyond the structural aspects of clinical integration, his leadership will guide hospitals and physicians toward evidence based processes which will ultimately result in improved care,” added Reiboldt.
“Retooling the care delivery system is best done by those closest to the care process,” said Dr. Knight. “Being part of Coker Group’s HOSS service line allows me to provide a piece of the transformative vision that is needed for healthcare to be self-sustaining and value-producing.”
As a practicing physician, change agent and futurist, Dr. Knight has been recognized for his thought leadership, serving as a panelist at the Third National ACO Summit in Washington in June 2012 discussing Change Management; Aligning Organizational and Physician Values, reinforcing his expertise in understanding the perspectives of hospitals and physicians when considering strategic healthcare decisions.
About Coker Group
Coker Group is a national healthcare consulting firm with more than two decades of experience assisting healthcare organizations navigate and manage the challenges of an unpredictable industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Coker offers a wide variety of healthcare consulting services throughout North America and Europe, with offices in Dallas, Charlotte and Philadelphia. For more information visit www.cokergroup.com