Enterprise-Wide Planning: Clinical Alignment
posted February 15th, 2012
The Clinical Alignment Committee is charged with proposing a framework for organizing the clinical enterprise represented by Duke University Health System, the Private Diagnostic Clinic and the School of Medicine.
The Clinical Alignment Committee is charged with proposing a framework for organizing the clinical enterprise represented by Duke University Health System, the Private Diagnostic Clinic and the School of Medicine. While the current model of interaction among these entities has been successful, what is less clear is how the present arrangement positions Duke Medicine in an era of shrinking margins, calls for increased accountability, and an overall focus on value.
The committee will be examining the current relationship among these three components of Duke Medicine (including identifying opportunities for greater transparency and efficiency) and analyzing pros and cons of other models of alignment among DUHS, PDC, and SOM.
After two meetings, the group has nearly completed outlining core principles that must be a part of the future relationship among DUHS, PDC, and the SOM. These core principles and other deliberations of the committee will soon be available on the SharePoint site.
Clinical Alignment Goals
- Articulate the rationale for examining the current model and its effectiveness moving forward
- Review current model of alignment and propose variations or additional models as appropriate
- Propose a model of clinical alignment that represents a thorough vetting of options and robust analysis of pros and cons to achieve the charge
- The plan should articulate priorities and tradeoffs (if any)
- The plan should define transition periods (as necessary)
Clinical Alignment Team
Chair: William J. Fulkerson, Jr., M.D., Executive Vice President, DUHS
Co-chair: Mary Klotman, M.D., Chair, Department of Medicine
Project Lead: Dev Sangvai, M.D., Department of Community and Family Medicine
Carl Ravin, M.D., President, PDC
Paul Newman, Executive Director, PDC
Scott Gibson, Executive Vice Dean for Administration
Mark Newman, M.D., Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
Ken Morris, Senior VP, CFO and Treasurer, DUHS
David Ruch, M.D., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Joe Moore, M.D., Department of Medicine
Doug Tyler, M.D., Department of Surgery
Fidel Valea, M.D., Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Chris Willet, M.D., Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Chris O’Connor, M.D., Director, Duke Heart Center
Kevin Sowers, RN, MSN, FAAN, President, Duke University Hospital
Helen Egger, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Ted Pappas, M.D., Department of Surgery
Kay Marshall, Department of Pediatrics
John Anderson, M.D., Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke Primary Care
Duane Davis, M.D., Department of Surgery
MaryAnn Thornburg (Prosada)
Read more about the projects, goals and teams for each objective:
Click here for a Enterprise-Wide Planning project overview.
Click here to read more about Optimizing Research.
Click here to read more about Redesigning Education.
Click here to read more about Programs of Distinction.
Visit https://intranet.mc.duke.edu/sites/ent_plan/SitePages/Home.aspx to view an Enterprise-Wide Planning presentation by Dr. Dzau and to provide comments and questions.
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