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Practicing Excellence Selected to Help Advance Physician Effectiveness at Crystal Run Healthcare With Online Learning Ecosystem


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Middletown, N.Y. – June 5, 2014 – PracticingExcellence, developer of the preeminent online physician learning ecosystem, announced that Crystal Run Healthcare joined The Physician Effectiveness Project. Crystal Run Healthcare subscribed to The Project for its unique, interactive learning platform and extensive physician effectiveness curriculum. Healthcare Systems like Crystal Run rely on The Physician Effectiveness Project to improve performance by equipping physicians with the skills and tools to effectively lead clinical teams, improve the patient experience, coordinate care, and enhance quality.

“Crystal Run Healthcare is very excited to join The Physician Effectiveness Project and partner with its leadership team to further advance the experience of care in our organization. In a time of increasing pressures on physicians, this project brings things back to the most fundamental of physician tasks – taking care of patients. We are delighted to have found a tool that will give our physicians additional expertise in service excellence, patient engagement and communication while advancing our mission to improve healthcare in the communities we serve, ” Jonathan Nasser, MD, Co-Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Crystal Run Healthcare

Stephen Beeson MD, Founder and CEO of PracticingExcellence shared, "We are proud to have physicians like Dr. Nasser and his colleagues become members of The Project. While our learning ecosystem has much to offer by way of tools and skills, I know this team will have much to contribute to our growing physician community. It’s clear that the leadership and physicians at Crystal Run Healthcare are committed to providing what matters most to patients, and I expect The Project’s resources will help them reach their goals.”

"Crystal Run Healthcare, along with all our partner systems, understand the importance of focusing on the most relevant skills that create value for physicians and have the greatest impact on patients and clinical teams. Our physician members participate in The Project for a variety of reasons, but share one common attribute: a desire to hone the skills that make the difference between a physician’s competency and true excellence in the field," said Larry McEvoy, MD FACEP, Co-founder and Chief, Strategy and Innovation, of PracticingExcellence.

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About Practicing Excellence: The Physician Effectiveness Project:
The physician designed, web-based learning ecosystem identifies, coordinates, tests and coaches the “nontechnical clinical skills” physicians depend on to improve patient care, organizational culture and group performance. The Project takes the guesswork out of how physicians can become more effective while the Project’s innovative and interactive learning infrastructure elevates networked learning among physicians and throughout clinical teams, driving high-value care throughout an organization. The Project’s skill-based learning approach promotes physician effectiveness in the specific areas that most impact quality and safety, leadership, the patient experience and team-based care. By physicians for physicians, The Physician Effectiveness Project at is led by nationally recognized physician leaders, and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

About Crystal Run Healthcare: Crystal Run Healthcare is a premier multi-specialty group practice, and is among the fastest growing medical practices in the country. Crystal Run Healthcare includes over 300 providers, in over 40 medical specialties with 18 practice locations focusing on the healthcare needs of the mid-Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. Crystal Run has a strong commitment to primary care, employing an outstanding group of physicians representing the specialties of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice, Geriatrics and Pediatrics. The practice also includes unsurpassed sub-specialists in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. Crystal Run Healthcare offers fully accredited digital radiology and laboratory services and is a national leader in the use and advancement of electronic health records (EHR). Crystal Run Healthcare is accredited by The Joint Commission and is designated by the NCQA as a Level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home. The practice was among the first 27 health care organizations in the nation to participate as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) effective April 2012. NCQA recognition of Crystal Run as an Early Adopter seeking ACO Accreditation in January 2012 culminated in December 2012 with Crystal Run Healthcare achieving NCQA Level 2 ACO Accreditation, the first such designation in New York. For more information about Crystal Run Healthcare visit, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook or call 845.615.6832.