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Allen, TX, United States, 2011/07/05 - Schneller and Wilson bring healthcare insights and clinical direction to PSCI for the benefit of all hospitals and healthcare providers - PSCIsolutions.com.
PSCI, an innovative, emerging provider of advanced quality analytics and decision support technologies for hospital systems and physician networks, announced today the appointment of Professor Gene Schneller and Dr. Natalia Wilson to their Board of Advisors.
Dr. Eugene Schneller, principal at Health Care Sector Advances, Inc. and professor at the Arizona State University Department of Supply Chain Management brings the most recent strategic thinking into practice for hospitals and GPOs. Dr. Schneller has served on the Strategic Planning Committee for the American College of Health Care Executives, and has been a trustee of the Barrow Neurological Foundation. Schneller served two terms on the state Medicaid advisory committee (AHCCCS), and his recent research is focused on standardization for clinical preference items, policy pertaining to the proliferation of hip and knee implants (Health Affairs 2009), and on the emergent and changing role of hospitalists (Health Care Management Review 2006). His paper on orchestration in the hospitalist movement was chosen as “Best Paper” at the 2007 annual meeting of the British Academy of Management. Schneller is chair of the World Congress on Health Care Supply Chain.
Dr. Natalia Wilson is board certified in internal medicine, and her clinical experience includes partnership in a community-based private internal medicine practice in Glendale, AZ where she focused on preventive medicine and women’s health. She is co-director of the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium at Arizona State University (HSRC-ASU). Dr. Wilson’s research interests include the changing relationships between physicians, hospitals, suppliers and patients; physician engagement in the healthcare supply chain; graduate medical education; comparative effectiveness research; unique device identification; and healthcare reform. Dr. Wilson conducts research, writes and speaks on topics related to the healthcare supply chain. She has been particularly involved in the health policy issue of unique device identification at both the local and federal level. Her recent publications include “Aligning Stakeholder Incentives in Orthopedics,” and “Hip and Knee Implants: Current Trends and Policy Considerations.” Pending publication is “Engaging Physicians in Collaborative Supply Cost Management in Getting It Done: Lifelines from the Field.”
“I had the privilege of working with Gene and Natalia at the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium at ASU,” said Jay Reddy, founder and CEO of PSCI. “Gene’s industry insights and unique approach to solving the healthcare industry cost and quality problems have helped our team in developing PSCI decision-support solutions value proposition to the target hospital system market, while Natalia brings a clinical perspective to PSCI product and solution development.”
“PSCI has a very unique approach to information management - and has taken a number of applications from other industries and applied them in health care for strategic decision making and physician integration,” said Gene Schneller.
“PSCI’s patient risk analyzer is built on chronic disease risk models used clinically for patient care and in research, which provides credibility among clinicians. The patient risk analyzer is a powerful tool for providers to collect and present data to help optimize processes for quality patient care with an eye to cost and value. This becomes increasingly important for bundled payments and accountable care organizations,” said Dr. Wilson.