UCSF Establishes Office of Population Health and Accountable Care (OPHAC)

On behalf of Josh Adler, MD, Executive Vice President for Physician Services, UCSF Health and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, UCSF School of Medicine

I am very pleased to announce the establishment of the UCSF Office of Population Health and Accountable Care (OPHAC). As part of the 5 year strategic plan, “UCSF Vision 2020,” UCSF Health has committed to promoting a high-value system of care by engaging with health care partners to form an accountable care organization (ACO) model. The mission of our OPHAC team is to lead and facilitate implementation of population-based at-risk contracts, develop the internal infrastructure and the external relationships to successfully manage ACO and other risk-based contracts and to provide high value care to defined populations of patients.

The senior leadership team for OPHAC is comprised of Kevin Grumbach, MD, Chair of Family and Community Medicine and Vice President for Population Health, Gina Intinarelli, RN PhD, Executive Director and Ami Parekh, MD JD, Executive Medical Director for Population Health and Accountable Care. Read more.

The leadership team will work closely with Health System administration, clinical department chairs, clinical program leaders, payer groups and Health System partners to develop and adopt practices that enable the delivery of high value care to UCSF and the Bay Area regional ACO patient populations. They will spearhead the development of innovative care delivery technologies for population health and help build the necessary IT and business infrastructure for the care of at-risk populations.

The Office of Population Health and Accountable Care consists of several teams:

  • Clinical Programs: This team focuses on the care delivery for high risk transitional care; chronic and complex illness management of vulnerable populations; and home based primary and palliative care .
  • OPHAC Analytics: This team will assume responsibility for the aggregation, analysis and dissemination of clinical and cost data to monitor health system utilization, quality of care delivery and health outcomes for defined populations.
  • ACO Business Office: This team will be integral to our relationships with regional partners through our Bay Area Regional Accountable Care Network, our Clinically Integrated Network and our Post-Acute Collaborations.

Please join me in welcoming the new leadership team of OPHAC. If you have any questions about the work of OPHAC, feel free to reach out to Ami Parekh ([email protected]), Gina Intinarelli ([email protected]) or Kevin Grumbach ([email protected]).