March 16, 2016
Dr. Gates Joins Nexera’s Team of Clinical Experts to Support Physician-Led Value Analysis Offerings
New York-based consulting group Nexera, Inc. has added neurosurgeon Dr. Marilyn Gates to its team of clinical value analysis experts. In her role as physician advisor, Dr. Gates will help hospitals facilitate a collaborative, systematic process to review clinical products, equipment, and technologies. The Nexera approach engages clinical and non-clinical departments in cross-disciplinary conversations to establish a sustainable model that uses evidence-based data to measure total costs, quality, and outcomes.
“Arming our team with clinical leaders is critical to the successful implementation of physician-led value analysis at our client organizations,” said Nexera President Christopher O’Connor. “Dr. Gates’s experience leading multiple spine and neurosurgery programs—for which she oversaw performance, clinical quality, and inventory—gives her unique insight into the requirements of administrative, clinical, and supply chain professionals. This knowledge will be invaluable in bridging the gap between these key stakeholders to create a collaborative healthcare model, which is essential to succeeding in today’s value-based environment.”
Value analysis is a key component of the change management necessary for hospitals to succeed in value-based payments. Nexera’s distinct model incorporates a physician-led, cross-disciplinary structure that brings together supply chain and clinical leaders to evaluate products and the effect they have on clinical and financial outcomes.
Dr. Gates, a board-certified neurosurgeon with over 25 years of medical practice, clinical instruction, and program administration experience in a variety of settings, joins fellow physician advisor Dr. Kristin Boehm, a double board-certified plastic surgeon with a private practice based in Atlanta.
Through the work of Dr. Boehm and six other clinical managers ranging from RNs to MTs to CRNAs, the value analysis program has contributed to the $270 million in hospital cost efficiencies achieved by Nexera clients. The company looks forward to the additional value that Dr. Gates’s extensive experience in patient-centered decision-making will bring to the program and its clients.
About Nexera, Inc.
Nexera delivers solutions that are tailored to improve hospital and health-system performance. Using a value-driven approach that ties total costs and patient outcomes to financial reimbursements, Nexera designs consulting engagements around each client’s resources and business culture, ensuring that its services generate sustainable results. Learn more at www.nexerainc.com.
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