Today the American College of Cardiology Foundation announced they have acquired MedAxiom, a cardiovascular membership, services and consulting firm, adding the company’s recognized leadership in cardiovascular operations, performance improvement, and business acumen to ACC’s world class science, education, registry, quality improvement and advocacy work.
Through this acquisition, the ACC will expand its offerings as the professional home for the entire cardiovascular team to include services and education in non-clinical domains such as interpersonal and organizational leadership, strategic design, operational and performance management, and improvement and technological infrastructure.
“The expansion of advanced technology and the renewed focus on value are radically remaking what it means to be a good clinician in the 21 Century,” said ACC CEO Tim Attebery, DSc, MBA, FACHE. “We must embrace these changes and ensure that cardiovascular care team members are empowered to thrive in this new world. By welcoming MedAxiom into the ACC family, clinicians, practices, health systems and hospitals can take advantage of the strengths and expertise of both groups to optimize cardiovascular care and patient outcomes.”
ACC is committed to maintaining the entrepreneurial and nimble spirit that has been a hallmark of MedAxiom’s success. MedAxiom will continue to operate as a wholly-owned, but separately incorporated, for-profit enterprise and will continue its current operations from its headquarters in Florida.
“Addressing the increasingly complicated business and financial aspects of medicine that extend beyond clinical patient care are vital in today’s health care environment,” said Pat White, MedAxiom president. “MedAxiom is excited to join the ACC Foundation and focus on transforming cardiovascular care, together.”
Attebery will serve as the CEO of MedAxiom in addition to his role at ACC. To ensure continuity, Jennifer Linville, current MedAxiom CEO, will serve as a valuable consultant to the CEO, while Pat White, current MedAxiom president, will serve as a senior advisor.