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Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative's Board of Directors Changes Leadership

November 1, 2011
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David K. Nace, M.D., vice president and medical director of McKesson Corporation, has been named chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative's (PCPCC) board of directors. He succeeds John Crosby, J.D., executive director of the American Osteopathic Association.




Nace’s brings experience to the job, especially concerning the role health IT plays in supporting health system transformation. He has served on the PCPCC board since 2010 and is a founding co-chair of the PCPCC's Center for eHealth Information Adoption and Exchange. Earlier this year, he worked to help establish the PCPCC's Center for Accountable Care.




Upon taking over the role, Nace said in a statement that the organization has seen decreases in emergency department visits, hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations as a result of the more comprehensive and coordinated care provided from patient centered medical homes (PCMH). He also cited medical homes for improving access as well as an enhanced adherence to evidence-based medicine guidelines for leading to greater satisfaction among both patients and providers.




Nace has served as a consultant for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics/Wharton School of Business and the United Nations Business Council. He has also been an advisor to the World Federation on Mental Health, the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization on issues ranging from health promotion and wellness to employer policy and health care financing issues, and has been frequently called on as a consultant to members of the Medical Advisory Council of the Occupational Review Committee.




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