Envision Genomics names Dr. Grace Terrell Founding CEO

Huntsville, Ala. ━ Envision Genomics, a genomics health company headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., has named Grace E. Terrell, MD, MMM, its founding chief executive officer.

Dr. Terrell is a national leader in health care delivery system reform. In 2012, she founded Cornerstone Health Enablement Strategic Solutions (CHESS), a North Carolina company dedicated to helping health systems and other medical groups transition to value-based medicine. From 2000 until 2016, she concurrently served as CEO of Cornerstone Health Care, a physician-owned and led multi-disciplinary practice of more than 330 physicians and mid-level health professionals.  Most recently, Dr. Terrell served as a founder and strategist for CHESS and is a practicing internist at Cornerstone Health Care.

“Dr. Terrell’s experience in improving population health, redesigning patient care models, and clinical integration are a great fit for the Envision Genomics model,” said Jim Hudson, chairman of the board at Envision. “Envision Genomics is dedicated to transforming disease care to true health care through genomics. Dr. Terrell’s expertise will help get us there,” he added.

A practicing physician for more than two decades, Dr. Terrell received her MD at the Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, and also received a Master of Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Terrell currently serves on the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC), the Board of Directors of the American Medical Group Association, the American Medical Association’s Integrated Physician section, the CHESS board of directors and the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center’s Leadership Alliance.

Her first day with Envision Genomics will be April 3, 2017.
About Envision Genomics: Envision Genomics is a clinical genomics service provider in Huntsville, Ala. Envision helps clinicians diagnose rare disease through the integration of genomic data into clinical care. Envision is building a network of children’s hospitals and empowering them to practice genomic medicine by providing the end-to-end expertise, infrastructure and resources necessary to implement and deploy clinical genomics.

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