TeamHealth, a major physician staffing firm, has named Dr. Jody Crane as the company's chief medical officer.
The privately held company, acquired by the Blackstone Group in 2016, announced Tuesday that in conjunction with Crane's appointment, it is expanding the CMO structure to increase support across all clinical service lines by using data analytics to performance.
"As CMO, Dr. Crane will help us advance our prime tenets of clinical quality, patient safety and performance improvement," Leif Murphy, TeamHealth's CEO, said in a written statement.
Crane previously served as chief clinical officer of emergency medicine at TeamHealth. Prior to that, he was a principal of X32 Healthcare, an emergency department consulting practice. He is on the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the University of Tennessee physician executive MBA program.
As part of the expanded CMO structure, TeamHealth said Dr. Ethan Bachrach will serve as chief medical informatics officer and Dr. Rob Strauss will serve as chief medical training officer.
TeamHealth provides physician and advanced practice clinician staffing in emergency medicine, anesthesiology, hospital medicine and its subspecialties, ambulatory care, post-acute care and behavioral health. It says it employs more than 16,000 clinicians.