Charles Moses and Glenn Seils Join TransforMED as Practice Enhancement Facilitators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Contact:
Janelle Davis
Public Relations Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237 Ext. 5222
jdavis@aafp.org

LEAWOOD, Kan. – TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced the addition of Charles Moses, MBA, MSHA, FACMPE and Glenn Seils to the TransforMED team of practice enhancement facilitators. Moses and Seils will be responsible for assisting primary care practices in implementing various components of the patient-centered medical home model of care. TransforMED facilitators have expertise in working with practices in many areas of focus such as change management, practice finance, team-building, leadership development, practice efficiencies, developing and understanding practice metrics, and more.

Charles “Chuck” Moses, MBA, MSHA, FACMPE joined TransforMED in December 2009 and brings more than 18 years of health care management experience in both hospitals and medical groups. His expertise includes the selection and implementation of electronic health records, process improvement, training and development, practice acquisition, physician recruitment, strategic planning and budgeting. Prior to joining TransforMED, Moses served as the director of education and distance learning for the Medical Group Management Association in Englewood, Colo.

Moses earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado Denver, and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Colorado Denver. Moses also is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practices, the organization’s highest level of distinction which signifies superior standards of performance and professional competency.

Glenn Seils joined TransforMED in December 2009 bringing experience in new and existing process design, workload streamlining, quality staffing, revenue enhancements and cost savings. Prior to joining TransforMED, he founded the GSeils Consulting Group which advised practices on how to save on revenue expenditures while enhancing the quality of health care.

Seils is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt with Designed For Six-Sigma and Lean certifications. He has applied his expertise in data and statistical analysis to measure and improve operational performance in a variety of health care settings. Seils also has served as a member of multiple medical research teams and has contributed to improving health care for patients in urban areas.

Seils earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. In addition, he has attended a variety of professional development seminars and earned numerous certifications related to medical practice management and health care quality improvement.

“We are delighted to have Chuck and Glenn as the newest members of the TransforMED team” said Terry McGeeney, M.D., president and CEO of TransforMED. “Their expertise, combined with their personal commitment to improve the state of primary care in the United States, will result in more medical practices having access to professional resources who can guide them as they adopt the patient-centered medical home model of care.”

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