Brandon has an extensive background in business strategy, marketing, financial analysis, operations, and organizational behavior. With over 20 years of leadership and management experience, Brandon brings unique insight and a wealth of experience to the Pediatric Management Institute.
In 2004, with his wife – and pediatrician – Brandon co-founded Salud Pediatrics, a private practice in the wester-suburbs of Chicago. In this role, he oversees and manages all administrative responsibilities for the practice.
Fiercehealth, Medical Economics, AMA News, and Medscape have spotlighted Brandon. He has also contributed articles on practice management to Pediatric Consultant 360 online, KevinMd.com and AAP News. Brandon has been a faculty member for the American Academy of Pediatrics, National Conference and Exhibition – as well as local AAP chapters – lectured at the Pediatric Institute Conference and other industry events.
As a business management consultant, Brandon works closely with organizations to help them become competitive, sustainable and healthy. He excels at quickly framing business problems, prioritize root causes and lead multidisciplinary teams team both in strategic and implementation engagement.
Brandon and his wife Joanna live in Chicago. They have three children, Brianna, Alexandra, and Alan. When Brandon is not busy with parental duties, analyzing Salud Pediatrics account receivables or coaching leadership teams, you can find him writing professional bios in the third person.
Outsourcing chronic care management can have many benefits for small practices. Here are tips on how to successfully implement a CCM program that would be advantageous for both your practice and patients.
"Successfully implementing a CCM program starts with laying the operational groundwork: integrating new staff and installing healthIT software. Committing time and resources into integrating remote care managers early on is critical to reaping the benefits long term. By treating remote care coordinators as true extensions of your staff, adapting to the culture, tone, and workflow of your practice, they eventually become integral parts of practice operations, and in some cases, may even be willing to work in the office a few days a week to get additional face-to-face time with practice staff and patients. This frees up existing staff to manage other important tasks."
Pfizer reports positive results for COVID-19 vaccine in children. Read the latest here.
"Pfizer and COVID-19 vaccine development partner BioNTech reported Monday positive topline results from a pivotal trial of the vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 years. The vaccine was determined to be safe and well tolerated in the youngest age group yet to receive the 2-shot series, according to a Pfizer press statement.
Results of the phase 2/3 trial showed a robust neutralizing antibody response to the 2-dose regimen of 10 µg administered 21 days apart—a dose smaller than the 30-µg given to people aged ≥12 years. The antibody responses among the younger volunteers were comparable to that seen in trials of the vaccine in those aged 16 to 25 years, according to the company. Side effects, too, were comparable to those seen in the older cohort."
The AAP has new recommendations for using consistent terminology to describe and classify unexpected and unexplained infant deaths.
"Throughout the years, many new terms have been used to classify infant deaths to reflect whether they are believed to be accidental or undetermined or fall under other categories," said Dr. Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS, FAAP, a co-author of the report.
"This has led to inconsistencies in terms used, which in turn increases the chances of communication errors and misunderstandings. Our goal is to establish uniform and shared terminology so that we can best support families after their loss and work to prevent more deaths."