Vanderbilt Center for Better Health Appoints Dr. Mark Frisse as 1-11-2005
Dr. Mark Frisse
Dr. Frisse to
NEW YORK and NASHVILLE, Tenn.; January 11, 2005 –Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health (VCBH) today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Frisse as the Accenture Endowed Chair, effective immediately.
Vanderbilt and Accenture established the Accenture Endowed Chair in January 2004 as part of a research-based effort to help the global healthcare industry improve the quality, access, and affordability of patient care through transformational approaches that leverage people, process, and technology. The collaboration between Vanderbilt and Accenture focuses on a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations – including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, hospitals and health insurers and governments – to identify optimal methods for sharing clinical information that can benefit both patients and healthcare organizations.
Dr. Frisse, chosen after an intensive national search, has broad research and consulting experience in both the academic and for-profit sectors. His research has included early work in Internet-based knowledge management, genome informatics, medication safety and clinical quality. His applied experience includes management of a large information support facility, development of pay-for-performance measures, and extensive work with health plans and providers in the organization, implementation and management of technologies enabling plan management, clinical care and health care outcomes.
“As an internist with a 20-year history of leadership in medical informatics, Dr. Frisse will aggressively pursue the
“To ensure that physicians have access to the right medical information at the right time, healthcare companies must focus on the use of information technology both within the organization and across geographic regions,” said Dr. Patricia O’Brien, a partner in Accenture’s Health & Life Sciences practice. “We are privileged to support Dr. Frisse and the
Mark Frisse, MD, MBA, MSc., is director of regional informatics programs and a professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at
“With the opportunity – indeed, the obligation – to understand and transform our health delivery system, we are at a critical juncture,” said Dr. Frisse. “We must align the incentives of various participants and bring to bear a far greater range of expertise to ensure that our health care system meets current and future needs. The research and applied work we do at VCBH identifies relevant innovations from outside the traditional health care sector and seeks to incorporate these innovations into better approaches to health care delivery and financing.”
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