Kaiser Permanente names new CMO




, Kaiser Permanente names new CMO

California healthcare large Kaiser Permanente introduced Thursday its new chief medical officer is a coverage specialist from the College of California at San Francisco.

Oakland-based Kaiser stated Dr. Andrew Bindman is the not-for-profit well being system’s new government vice chairman and CMO. Within the function, he’ll collaborate with scientific and operational leaders all through the group as they work to enhance care offered to members.

Bindman will report on to Kaiser CEO Greg Adams, who has been on the helm for a couple of yr.

“Andy brings unparalleled expertise in inhabitants well being and coverage, together with a stellar monitor file of bettering well being entry and outcomes by embedding analysis, proof, and measurement into care supply,” Adams stated in a press release. “I’m assured that, working in collaboration with our Permanente Medical Teams, he’ll speed up our high quality technique to allow our enterprise method, bettering high quality and equitable outcomes throughout Kaiser Permanente.”

Bindman spent greater than 30 years at UCSF practising and instructing scientific drugs and conducting analysis on well being entry and outcomes, Kaiser stated. At UCSF, Bindman revealed greater than 180 scientific articles. He additionally served as a core school member within the Philip R. Lee Institute for Well being Coverage Research along with his function as professor drugs, epidemiology and biostatistics.

Bindman has served as a coverage fellow for the U.S. Home of Representatives’ Vitality and Commerce Committee and as a senior advisor for HHS, the place he helped draft and implement the Reasonably priced Care Act. After that, he was a director for the Company for Healthcare Analysis and High quality.

Bindman presently is co-leading an effort with CMS to create radiology high quality measures. He is additionally a co-founder of Alara Imaging, which goals to spice up diagnostic imaging high quality and security. Bindman was founding director of the California Medicaid Analysis Institute.

A graduate of Harvard School and the Mount Sinai College of Medication, Bindman is a board-certified basic internist. He presently serves on the Nationwide Academy of Medication’s board for well being care companies.

Kaiser drew $four.5 billion in web earnings within the second quarter of 2020, which ended June 30. Its working income was $22.1 billion within the quarter.