APG Chief Medical Officer Appointed to GTMRx Board
Tysons Corner, VA — February 28, 2023 — The GTMRx Board of Directors voted earlier this month to approve the appointment of Susan M. Huang, MD, MS, to the GTMRx board. As Chief Medical Officer and as a key member of America’s Physician Groups (APG) leadership team, Dr. Huang is the lead contact with APG’s member organizations on clinical matters related to their participation in value-based care. Along with APG’s Washington, DC-based, and California-based policy and advocacy teams, she serves as lead clinical liaison with federal and state agencies, hospitals and health systems, health plans, and other organizations. Dr. Huang oversees the collection and sharing of APG member best practices and analyses of member data demonstrating APG groups’ strong performance and accountability for costs and quality of care.
APG is a national association representing more than 360 physician groups with approximately 170,000 physicians providing care to nearly 90 million patients. APG’s motto, “Taking Responsibility for America’s Health,” represents its members’ commitment to clinically integrated, coordinated, value-based healthcare in which physician groups are accountable for the costs and quality of patient care. Their members provide comprehensive healthcare through coordinated and accountable physician group practices. APG strongly believes that patient-centered, coordinated, and accountable care offers the highest quality, most efficient delivery mechanism, and greatest value for patients. Their understanding of the value of medication optimization achieved through CMM led them to join GTMRx.
Reflecting on her decision to join the leadership of GTMRx, Dr. Huang noted, “Helping patients get the right medications at the right dose, right time, and for the right reasons is a critical component of clinical accountability and opportunity in value-based care. I’m joining the GTMRx Board because I also believe deeply as a primary care physician that being able to optimize and support appropriate medication use and management is a fundamental core value in building and sustaining the trust we have with our patients.” She added, “And with the myriad of responsibilities and increasingly unmanageable burdens that primary care physicians face today, we need the support of and expertise on our care teams to help us get the medications right.”
GTMRx President Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, welcomed Dr. Huang to the board, stating “APG’s commitment to quality, value-based patient care is aligned with GTMRx’s mission to bring critical stakeholders together, bound by the urgent need to optimize outcomes and reduce costs by getting the medications right. Dr. Huang brings to GTMRx additional physician perspective on best practices – in particular, the need to ensure appropriate and personalized use of medication and gene therapies by advancing a scientific, evidence-based and cost-effective decision-making process and a team-based, systematic approach to medication use. We look forward to working with Susan and APG.”
About the Get the Medications Right™ Institute
The GTMRx Institute is a catalyst for change that brings critical stakeholders together, bound by the urgent need to get the medications right. We are physicians, pharmacists, nurses, patients, health IT innovators, drug and diagnostics companies, consumer groups, employers, payers—aligned to save lives and save money through comprehensive medication management. By showcasing evidence and innovation, we motivate practice transformation and push payment and policy reform. Together, we ACT to champion appropriate, effective, safe and precise use of medication and gene therapies. Learn more at gtmr.org.