Robert Dean, DO, MBA



Dr. Robert Dean is Senior Vice President Performance Management of Vizient, Inc. He leads the Vizient Transformation of Clinical Practice Initiative team and the Vizient Practice Transformation Network.  The Network has over 22,000 enrolled clinicians in the CMS funded TCPI program to prepare for the move to value based reimbursement.  He also has responsibility for providing medical leadership and expertise across a range of clinical, advisory and nursing projects as well as development of interprofessional practice resources.  Previously Dr. Dean was the Principal for Performance Improvement – Physician Resources for Vizient.  He served as Vice President of Performance Solutions for VHA Inc.  In this role he served as the subject matter expert linking clinical product development and delivery with the sales and marketing teams within VHA.  Areas of focus included Physician Services and Strategies, the IMPERATIV Advantage performance solution and the Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network.  Dr. Dean joined VHA as Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Performance Improvement for the VHA Central Region, located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  A Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Dr. Dean has served in a number of physician leadership roles.  He has led a large anesthesia practice with sixty physicians and twenty five mid-level providers.  He co-founded an Independent Physician Association, the West Michigan Physicians Network an 880 physician member organization that managed an 110,000 lives capitated contract through the Butterworth PHO.  He served as the first Medical Director of Perioperative Services at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI.  His most recent leadership role was as Chief Medical Officer/Vice President of Medical Affairs, at Northern Michigan Regional Health System in Petoskey MI.  There, in addition to his CMO duties he also had operational responsibility for Perioperative Service, the Cardiac Cath Lab and Endoscopy suites.  A graduate of Grand Valley State University, Dean attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, IA.  He completed his residency in Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago.  He has a Master’s of Business degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

Transformation of Clinical Practice Initiative:  Practice Data, PFE and Practice Improvement Activities

The Vizient Practice Transformation Network is the largest Network in TCPI with over 24,000 clinicians nationwide participating in our Network.  In working with these clinicians we have learned about the critical role that integrated data plays in practice transformation and success in a value based environment. They will learn about how increased patient and family engagement can identify improvement opportunities and solutions for greater efficiency and patient satisfaction.

1. Describe how TCPI facilitates physician performance in the Quality Payment Program.
2. Review how integrated clinical, operational and cost data is used to facilitate performance in a value based environment. 
3. Review how practice data is used for practice improvement processes.
4. Describe how Person and Family Engagement (PFE) is a driver of practice transformation that improves practice efficiency and patient satisfaction.