As chief executive officer of Arizona Care Network, a physician-led and -governed accountable care organization established by Dignity Health Arizona and Tenet-owned Abrazo Community Health Network, Dr. David Hanekom works in tandem with the organization’s 5,500 interdependent clinicians to build a better healthcare system. This means access to great doctors who deliver high quality care, better coordination among providers, and a way to manage the rising cost of care.
Dr. Hanekom is an experienced physician executive with demonstrated success in the collaborative design, implementation and operational oversight of innovative, value-based programs and information technology solutions in support of the Quadruple Aim of improved population health, enhanced patient experience, improved provider satisfaction and reduced costs. He also is considered a subject-matter expert on medical management, managed care, payment transformation and population health management.
Dr. Hanekom came to Phoenix from Atlanta,Georgia, where he served as chief medical officer and senior vice president of business development at SPH Analytics to provide solutions and transformative technologies to provider, payer and health networks. During his four-year tenure, he aligned the company’s products and services to meet the requirements of mandated reporting and value-based payment transformation activities.
Previously, Dr. Hanekom served as chief medical officer and vice president of medical management of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, where he designed and implemented the nationally acclaimed MediQHome Quality program for the state. Early in his career, Dr. Hanekom was an internal medicine physician and director of Chronic Disease Management for Fargo, N.D.-based MeritCare Health System.
A native of South Africa, Dr. Hanekom earned his medical degree from University of Witwatersrand Medical School in South Africa, received post-graduate training in family medicine at the Medical University of Southern Africa, and gained additional training in internal medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and previously clinical associate professor of Medicine at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Dr. Hanekom generously lends his professional expertise to other ACOs across the country. He also serves on the board of directors for Integrated Medical Services (IMS), a multi-specialty group, and Health Current, Arizona’s state healthcare information exchange.
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