FORT LEE, N.J.–(Marketwired – June 10, 2015) – TEAM of Care Solutions, LLC, a leading developer of care coordination and care team collaboration software, today announced the addition of Thomas McCarter, MD, FACP, FCPP, as the organization’s first chief medical officer. Dr. McCarter has a unique mix of clinical and senior executive experience as a hospital administrator, health plan administrator, and commercial business leader. In his role as CMO, Dr. McCarter will lead the clinical direction for TEAM of Care, particularly for its active care coordination workflows and algorithms. These models form the software infrastructure for healthcare organizations participating in fee-for-value contracts that depend on collaboration and performance across the continuum of care.
Dr. McCarter joins TEAM of Care from Executive Health Resources® (EHR), an Optum™ company, where he served as chief clinical officer. While at EHR, Dr. McCarter lead research and development, education, training and quality assurance programs for the organization’s nearly 1000 physicians working to assist in adjudicating more than 10 million clinical transactions for more than 2,500 hospitals across the United States.
Prior to joining EHR, Dr. McCarter served as senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer of Main Line Health System (MLHS), a five-hospital system located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Dr. McCarter joined MLHS after serving as vice president of medical affairs for Tenet Health System’s Pennsylvania Region, an eight-hospital system with two affiliated medical schools, a private health plan, and several full risk contracts.
“I have known and worked with Dr. McCarter for more than 15 years. He is very well known and respected as a thought leader and innovator. He brings TEAM of Care a tremendous wealth of clinical experience and industry knowledge that allows us to expand our leadership in team-based care coordination and the market for fee-for-value care,” said Mark Stabile, chief executive officer of TEAM of Care.
Dr. McCarter is a board-certified internist with significant hospital and outpatient clinical experience in both academic and community settings. He earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine and bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar. He completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania and at Geisinger Medical Center, where he served for two consecutive years as Chief Medical Resident and completed a fellowship with the Geisinger Health Plan. He has served on the teaching faculty at Geisinger, the University of Pennsylvania, the Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University Hospital and Drexel University School of Medicine. He has served on several boards and committees overseeing utilization and quality for payers (including Blue Cross, Aetna, and Health Partners), hospitals, physician groups and other healthcare organizations. Dr. McCarter was the founding clinical editor of the journal, American Health & Drug Benefits.
About TEAM of Care
TEAM of Care systematically improves care outcomes and reduces costs by accelerating the access to and application of knowledge throughout the continuum of care. TEAM of Care is leading the industry into a new approach to integrated care delivery through an active care coordination workflow, infrastructure, and approach that makes it possible to manage performance between any and all sites and settings of care. This approach creates exceptional value for patients and providers and is becoming an integral part of any fee-for-value healthcare program. For more information, visit www.teamofcare.com or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.