Daniel Jackson Duffee III
V.P. Program Development
Healthcare-IT Pioneer With over thirty years of experience in healthcare information technology, Dan provides a unique perspective, industry knowledge, extensive contacts and skills. Dan was introduced to Healthcare-IT while working for the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham, Cardiovascular Research Department, for Chief of Staff Dr. E. E. Eddleman, designing and writing software to read and interpret EKGs and other non-invasive cardiac studies. Another project involved interviewing physicians in various specialties to document the decision tree logic steps in the diagnostic process for evaluating specific symptoms. He then programmed these steps into an interactive real-time tool for use by the medical students and other clinical staff.
Entrepreneur Dan moved from Alabama to Texas to start his own company, Medical Data Systems, Inc. (MEDS), to provide practice management IT systems for physicians in private practice. He and his team pioneered the development of an interactive, turn-key solution, designing and writing the software and providing all of the hardware, implementation, training and on-going service and support for both hardware and software. MEDS grew to forty-four employees serving over six hundred physician practices in sixteen states. For ten years, from 1988 to 1998, MEDS enjoyed the exclusive endorsement of the Dallas County Medical Society and remains the only practice management product to ever receive their endorsement.
EHR Innovator In 2000, MEDS merged with Pulse Systems, Inc. of Wichita, Kansas, and Dan assumed the role of President of the Southern Region, which included Texas, Oklahoma and the southeastern states. The product now included electronic medical records as well as the RCM.
Adapting Business to Medicine Looking for ways to apply best practices from other businesses to the challenges of healthcare delivery, Dan left Pulse in 2007 to work on sales and marketing for the GE Centricity EHR and has since co-owned and managed a revenue cycle management service company, Private Practice Initiatives, Inc., which worked with Allscripts on the roll-out of their MyWay EHR software.
Three-Part Aim Advocate Dan is committed to improving care delivery, improving health and reducing growth in costs. In 2015, Dan join Triad Physician Resources to market the Prime Care Managers Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to physicians in East Texas. Since then, Dan’s role has been expanded to also include management of the PhyNet Chronic Care Management for its Population Health Management initiative.