GTMRx Institute executive director Katherine (Katie) Capps’ passion for “getting the medications right” draws 30-plus years of senior-level professional experience in health, health care delivery and value-based purchasing.
As co-founder, executive director and board member of the Institute, she collaborates with fellow board members to develop and execute the Institute’s strategy bringing critical stakeholders together, focused on appropriate use of medications and gene therapies. In less than two years the Institute has grown to over 1200 members from 800 companies bound together by the urgent need to optimize outcomes and reduce costs by getting the medications right.
A gifted communicator, she cultivates and manages relationships with stakeholders across the health care and health policy spectrums.
Capps has a long history of collaboration in multi-stakeholder environments. As Health2 Resources’ founder and president, she and her team have helped their clients meet advocacy, policy, outreach, awareness and business goals since 1998. In that capacity, she was instrumental in the launch of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, now the Primary Care Collaborative.
Prior to establishing Health2 Resources, Capps served as president of the Alabama Healthcare Council reporting to a statewide CEO business community board. She managed the 76-member (350,000 lives) National Business Coalition on Health coalition’s advocacy, measurement and purchasing efforts leading to a three-year, statewide value-based purchasing contract with the state’s largest health plan.
Before that, Capps served for 12 years as a hospital administrator at both for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals located in metro and rural markets. She also served as executive director of a seven-county Medicare-certified home care agency holding company.
A noted health policy expert, she is frequently invited to write and speak on topics such as comprehensive medication management, value-based care, market-based health reform and the importance of primary and patient-centered care.
She has served as a board member for the National Business Coalition on Health, Washington Adventist Health Foundation, the Institute for Health and Productivity Management (advisory board) and the Healthcare Industry Access Initiative. She was also an early member of the purchaser committee for the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the National Advisory Board of NBCH.
Read Katie’s statement, “Why I Support the GTMRx Institute”
“No single segment of the health care industry can solve this alone. It’s going to take a multi-stakeholder approach. We’re bringing together consumer groups, care delivery, payers and solution providers to create a critical mass so everyone can access a safe, effective, efficient, personalized, systematic approach to medication use. That’s what the goal of the Institute is: A call to action for long-term, sustainable change.
Let’s ramp up the pace. We have the tools, we have the technology, we have the medication experts, we have the evidence. Let’s work together to facilitate practice transformation, create rational payment policies and showcase evidence to get the medications right.”