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Working Together for Better Care
CHI Texas Health Network is a physician-led Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) that brings together primary care physicians, specialists, ancillary providers, and hospitals in an effort to meet the future needs of healthcare. Healthcare providers will work together to improve the health of populations, improving care for individuals while lowering the cost of that care. Through agreements with payors and employers, healthcare providers have the opportunity to reach more patients and to shape this emerging system. Healthcare providers will have access to data that will assist them in meeting this goal. When we all work together, we can all succeed!
CHI Texas Health Network, LLC, was established with the mission of reducing medical expenses while improving the quality of care and increasing patient satisfaction. The CIN aims to achieve this goal by providing patients with highly coordinated healthcare services in a setting where clinical decisions are based upon physician leadership and best practices. The CIN seeks to establish a patient-centric delivery model supported by all participants.
Our team is an extension of your team. As a member of CHI Texas Health Network CIN, you will have access to Care Management. A Care Manager is a registered nurse or social worker who will work closely with your patients to develop a customized approach to their specific healthcare needs. It’s a Care Manager’s responsibility to educate patients on their disease process, and to address medical questions and any other questions patients and families might have. The Care Manager will ensure patients’ comprehension and ability to comply with the developed treatment plans. Further, your patients will be supported with appointment scheduling assistance. Rounding out patient engagement with an emphasis on preventive care, Medical Assistants work to close the gaps in your patients’ wellness plans by assisting them with scheduling annual wellness visits and other procedures, such as mammograms and colonoscopies.
Imagine maintaining the freedom and autonomy of your own practice while being able to connect with other like-minded healthcare providers who are committed to providing superior patient care, utilizing metrics and best practices in medicine. CHI Texas Health Network allows you to do just that. The CIN provides an atmosphere focused on creating opportunities. Together with like-minded physicians, you will be able to expand your patient base and pursue a higher level of patient care by promoting common goals. Through our network approach, you will be able to focus on improving your patients’ health while having a partner to increase your network and the quality of services provided. The CIN model also benefits you through:
With added efficiency and the ability to reach the people who need you the most, your practice can be more fulfilling than ever.
Similar to Texas, our CHI Texas Health Network CIN is expansive and covers several different regions. With the belief that healthcare needs to be local to reflect the specific needs of each area, our network is comprised of three distinct chapters. These chapters—Houston, Lufkin/Livingston, and Bryan/College Station—create the opportunity to align providers with the respective local hospitals that are part of the CHI Texas Division. These efforts allow for greater physician input into the decisions that affect each chapter.
James T. McDeavitt, M.D.
Dr. McDeavitt is the Chief Clinical Integration Officer for CHI St. Luke’s Health System. He also serves as Professor & Chairman for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Baylor College of Medicine, as well as the SVP & Dean of Clinical Affairs for Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McDeavitt received his medical degree from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University and, following a year of medical missionary work in rural Guatemala, completed his residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as chief resident. He is a member of the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medicine Education.
Jeffrey Steinbauer, M.D.
After beginning his career in private practice, Dr. Steinbauer has enjoyed working in academic environments in a variety of roles.
Currently, Dr. Steinbauer is Chief Medical Information Officer at Baylor College of Medicine and also serves as a Professor of FCM – Clinical Private Practice at Baylor College of Medicine. His skills include Express Care, Primary Care, and Family Medicine for the treatment of acute conditions. He has been published in a variety of publications, including PubMed and Addiction. Dr. Steinbauer completed his residency and fellowship at Wesley Hospital in Wichita, KS.
Kia Parsi, M.D.
CHI St. Joseph Health named Dr. Kia Parsi Chief Medical Officer in July, 2016. As CMO, Dr. Parsi is responsible for providing physician oversight for the provision of care at our acute and ambulatory points of access, working closely with Dr. Garth Morgan, Chief Medical Officer for the CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group. Dr. Parsi also works to create all points of access across the care continuum through medical oversight, ensuring we continue to advance delivery models, elevate standards of care and pursue a systemness approach for the coordination and optimization of patient care. Dr. Parsi also works closely with the medical leadership of the Texas Division toward developing a triad approach to management throughout the Texas Division, bringing physician/providers, nurses and operational leaders together and strengthening clinical alignment. In October, 2016, Dr. Parsi became part of a dyad leadership over our Quality program, with Vice President for Organizational Engagement Melissa Shay and Interim Director of Quality Teresa Gabriel. Before he came on as CMO, Dr. Parsi was a member of CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Group for 17 years. He served as Medical Director for the Caldwell Family Medicine Center, Chairman of the Board of Directors for both CHI St. Joseph Health’s Clinically Integrated Network and Accountable Care Organization and Medical Director for the senior service line – one of our fastest growing and most critical initiatives. Dr. Parsi earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the American Board of Family Practice, American Geriatrics Society and the Texas Medical Association.