Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program
Accepting Applicants for August 2016
We are accepting applications for our Child and Family Patient Centered Outcomes Research Scholars Program. This mentored career development (K12) program for junior faculty focuses on patient centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research.
This K12 program supports junior faculty, who are on their way to building careers that include research directly linked to delivery systems. The funding for this program comes from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) administered through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It builds on our fellowship training in the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, but this program is targeted at junior faculty members, rather than post-doctoral fellows. The three primary sites of the program are Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), and the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (DPM). We link with a wide range of delivery systems and have a symposia series on key topics taking place throughout the year. The grant covers 75% of each scholar’s salary (up to a limit of $90,000) for 2-3 years, and provides additional funds (up to $25k annually) for scholars’ research development costs and individual training.
Our leadership team includes Drs. Jonathan Finkelstein (Director, BCH), Erinn Rhodes (Associate Director, BCH), Mark Schuster (BCH), Kenneth Mandl (BCH), Milton Kotelchuck (MGHfC), Karen Kuhlthau (MGHfC), Elsie Taveras (MGHfC), Matthew Gillman (DPM), Grace Lee (DPM), and Don Goldmann (Institute for Healthcare Improvement).
We are accepting applications through November 15, 2015 for positions starting on August 1, 2016. For this program, it is critical that scholars have primary interests in patient-centered outcomes and comparative effectiveness research as defined by PCORI. Applicants must have or concurrently apply for a faculty position at one of our primary sites. Please contact our Associate Director, Dr. Erinn Rhodes (email@example.com) with questions or to request an application form.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts - Senior Medical Director
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA (BCBSMA), renowned for its path-breaking approach to payment reform, seeks a Senior Medical Director for Delivery System Innovation and Analytics.
Reporting to the VP for Network Performance and Innovation, this is a new role for a provider-facing physician with significant executive presence who will lead and continuously evolve the support model for BCBSMA’s provider partners. Since the inception of the Alternative Quality Contract (AQC), BCBSMA has committed to partnering with provider groups ensuring they have the data, reporting and consultative support they require to make significant strides in quality as well as cost. The Senior Medical Director will need to establish productive working relationships across the company with other colleagues and leaders to meet key strategic and operational objectives.
The ideal candidate will be a physician who has three to five years of clinical practice experience, preferably in primary care. The best candidate will be a physician who thrives on the intellectual challenge of analyzing clinical performance data and determining the patterns and opportunities it may reveal to improve care management by individuals or even better by groups of clinicians. The Senior Medical Director will be a thought leader, inquisitive, and an effective coach who knows how to use data to tell a story that will motivate clinicians to shift practices. S/he will find these opportunities to improve quality, reduce total medical expense and improve physician and patient engagement rewarding and fulfilling.
BCBSMA is a community-focused, value driven, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. With $6.5B in premium revenue, BCBSMA is the health plan selected by more than 25,400 Massachusetts employers and has 2.8M members. The product lines include HMO/POS, PPO/Indemnity, Senior Products/Medicare and a dental plan. For more information, please visit www.bluecrossma.com.
NPI is one of two teams within BCBSMA’s Division of Performance Measurement and Improvement (PMI). PMI is the nexus of performance improvement initiatives and metrics and performance measurement strategy and quality at BCBSMA. In turn, the senior officer of this center of innovation and discovery at BCBSMA is Dana Gelb Safran, Sc.D., Chief Performance Measurement and Improvement Officer and SVP for Enterprise Analytics.
We welcome nominations, applications and confidential inquiries. Interested parties please send a resume and cover letter to BCBSMASenMedDir2201@ZurickDavis.com. For additional questions, please contact Ellen Mahoney at 781.938.1975. All contact with our office will remain confidential.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.
Internal Number: 2201
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