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Published on May 21, 2013

PIH Health Physicians Receives Standards of Excellence Award

PIH Health Physicians is one of 36 California organizations to receive this designation by the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG)

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) announced that PIH Health Physicians has been awarded Elite Status in the 2013 Standards of Excellence survey. PIH Health Physicians was one of 36 physician groups in the state of California to achieve Elite Status.

Elite Status is achieved by surpassing rigorous, peer-defined benchmarks in all four of the survey categories: Care Management, Health Information Technology, Accountability/Transparency and Patient Centered Care.

"It is an honor to once again be recognized by our peers for the high-quality care that PIH Health offers our patients," said Tom Mahowald, president of PIH Health Physicians. This is the second consecutive year that PIH Health Physicians has earned this achievement. "PIH Health offers a unique organizational model that provides a fully integrated approach to wellness in a comfortable, welcoming environment. This allows us to provide them the best patient experience possible."

CAPG designed the annual Standards of Excellence survey to assess the capabilities of accountable healthcare organizations to accomplish the threefold goal of population health, individual patient experience and affordability. The 2013 review process included extensive information regarding group supports for primary care, the most important element of a high-performing delivery system.

"It takes determined leadership, synched initiative across hundreds of physicians, and leading edge technological tools to honor the individual patient experience," said Wells Shoemaker MD, medical director of CAPG. "CAPG's Standards of Excellence survey documents precisely those features."

The Standards of Excellence survey is the first known, voluntary, large-scale critical self-assessment for medical groups in the United States. CAPG conducts the survey annually among its 150 medical group members. For more information, visit capg.org.