Council of Accountable Physician Practices Elects Alka Atal-Barrio, M.D., The Everett Clinic, to Board of Directors

Coalition of Leading Medical Groups and Health Systems Announces New
Board Member

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#accountablecareThe
Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP)
, a coalition of
visionary medical groups and health systems dedicated to advancing
multi-specialty medical group physician practices, has added Alka
Atal-Barrio, M.D. M.M.M., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Atal-Barrio is
Chief Medical Officer for The Everett Clinic in the state of Washington.

“Dr. Atal-Barrio brings a wealth of experience delivering
patient-centered, high-quality health care to the CAPP Board of
Directors,” said Stephen Parodi, M.D., CAPP Chair and associate
executive director for The Permanente Medical Group. “We know she will
bring an important perspective to CAPP’s work elevating value-based care
through integration, new payment models, increased connectivity via
telehealth and interoperability, and transparent quality measures.”

The Everett Clinic is a nationally-recognized physician group operating
31 care sites in the state of Washington, with more than 550 specialty
and primary care providers caring for more than 350,000 patients. Dr.
Atal-Barrio has led health care innovation at The Everett Clinic and
other organizations for more than 20 years, applying her management
skills, training in pediatrics, and research background to drive quality
care. She received her M.D. degree from Stanford University School of
Medicine and her Masters in Medical Management from USC’s Marshall
School of Business.

“I am delighted to join this group of committed physicians and
organizations who are pioneers in accountable care,” stated Dr.
Atal-Barrio. “CAPP’s contributions to re-engineering the health care
delivery system are essential so that patients get quality, safe and
connected care.”

Other physician leaders on the CAPP Board of Directors include:

  • Chairman Stephen Parodi, M.D., The Permanente Federation and The
    Permanente Medical Group
  • Vice-Chairman Norman Chenven, M.D., Austin Regional Clinic
  • Secretary Steven Green, M.D., Sharp Rees-Steely Medical Group
  • Treasurer Ira S. Nash, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACP, Northwell Physician
  • Margaret Ferguson, M.D., Colorado Permanente Medical Group
  • Robert Nesse, M.D., Mayo Health System
  • Phillip Oravetz, M.D., Ochsner Health System
  • Jerry Penso, M.D., American Medical Group Foundation

more about the Council of Accountable Physician Practices

About the Council of Accountable Physician Practices

The Council
of Accountable Physician Practices
(CAPP), an affiliate of the AMGA
Foundation, is a coalition of visionary medical group and health system
leaders. We believe that physicians working together, backed by
integrated services, systems and data and technology, can best shape and
guide the way care is delivered so that the welfare of the patient is
always the primary focus. For more information, contact CAPP at


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