Dr. Alan Krumholz has joined Pharmacist Partners, CKO as its Medical Director and Advisor. As a CKO, Pharmacist Partners utilizes Pharmacists to provide education and advocacy to Patients and healthcare practitioners, on behalf of its clients (Hospitals, Payers, Employers, ACO’s, Pharmaceutical companies).
Dr. Krumholz recently retired from the Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) where he served for fourteen years as VP of Practice Development at Franciscan Healthcare (FH), and Medical Director of Health Tradition Health Plan. His MCHS roles include: Director of Quality Outcomes and project informaticist on the Humedica database. He was a key physician leader in the EMR Project.
Prior to MCHS he has been the medical director of health plans in Massachusetts and Virginia and concomitantly held Associate professorships in Pediatrics and Informatics at the University of Massachusetts and University of Virginia respectively. He has led the industry in the use of utilization, outcomes management and physician profiling and has contributed to the development of HEDIS and Interqual standards. He began his career as a full time pediatric practitioner in a 6 physician private practice for fifteen years, introducing automated systems and processes as early as 1982.
Dr. Krumholz is an accomplished speaker at many conferences and academic centers. He has published articles and training materials on Utilization, quality management, physician profiling and physician empowerment. He is a Distinguished Fellow and Past President of the American College of Medical Quality and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Quality Assurance and Utilization Review. Dr. Krumholz holds a BS degree in Physics and an MD from SUNY, and completed his Pediatric Residency at the University of Massachusetts.