Donna Payne was named COO of TransforMED, a Leawood, Kan.-based, wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians. TransforMED is a consulting service for physician practices looking to adopt the medical home model of care. She replaces Marly McMillen who is staying with TransforMED and has taken a position as a practice enhancement facilitator. Payne, who declined to disclose her age, previously was senior vice president at Child Health Corporation of America, a Shawnee Mission, Kan.-based business alliance of children’s hospitals where she started and led performance-improvement programs in informatics, managed care, quality and safety. Payne, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing, has also worked as the president of Innovative Health Consultants in Kansas City, Mo., and as Midwest regional manager for Upjohn Healthcare Services, a news release said.
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