Physician members of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems will provide peer-mentoring services through a new corporation that has struck an arrangement with Atlanta-based management consultancy Maestro Strategies.
Rich Rydell, the CEO of AMDIS, said the agreement will allow the trade group to expand the mentoring service that has traditionally been offered among its 2,100 members to physicians across the country.
The new organization, CMIO Advisors, will compensate the mentors for their time but will not pay AMDIS as part of the cooperative effort. The physician rate schedule is "still being worked out," Rydell said.
"AMDIS is not a partner; it is AMDIS members who are coaches for the new company," Rydell said. "AMDIS does not have any financial stake in this. We're doing this because we think it's the right thing to do."
According to a news release about the new organization, AMDIS is partnering with Maestro to meet the burgeoning demand for chief medical information officers in modern provider organizations. The new corporation, which lists Rydell as its main contact in its website registration, will also offer CMIO needs assessments and organizational design consulting.