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Tuesday, March 25, 2014


TMA Secretary/Treasurer Art Klawitter, MD, joined me, TMA senior staff, and Harris County Medical Society CEO Greg Bernica in an outstanding set of meetings with the leaders of the Memorial Hermann Health System and Memorial Hermann Physician Network. I really appreciate the positive reception from system President and CEO Dan Wolterman; D. Keith Fernandez, MD, president of the physician network; and Christopher Lloyd, CEO of the network. We discussed common advocacy issues, the changing health care market, and Memorial Hermann’s strategy in the Houston area. Also on the agenda was a review of the physician network’s commitment to quality and value, and the underlying information technology infrastructure it has built. The network directly employs fewer than 200 of its roughly 2,000 network physicians. They use physician-developed standards of care and quality measurements for network physicians. I look forward to continued dialogue with their team.

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