SMG’s Jeffery D. LeBenger named to MedZed First Clinical Advisory Board

Last updated: Dec 05, 2016

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ ‑ Chairman of the Board and CEO of Summit Medical Group Jeffery D. LeBenger, MD, FACS has joined MedZed's newly formed Clinical Advisory Board.

MedZed uses proprietary telehealth technology to provide next-generation house calls which are delivered by a network of skilled medical professionals.  The board was put in place to help the company further develop strategy, trial new clinical and business concepts, and expand pertinent industry relationships.

Dr. LeBenger will contribute his extensive knowledge of delivery systems and their processes for transitions to value-based care payment models. In 2014, under Dr. LeBenger’s leadership, Summit Medical Group, New Jersey’s largest multi-specialty physician group, created Summit Health Management, a management and population health services company.

Dr. LeBenger is one of a group of five industry experts on the board who share an interest in MedZed's vision of caring for patients in their homes by using innovative telemedicine-enabled home care models. Those patients, especially those who are elderly and/or partially disabled, cannot easily reach their medical providers, so they become frequent visitors to the emergency room and are often readmitted to the hospital. MedZed offers a flexible, remote home-care model for high-risk patients that should reduce emergency room visits and hospital re-admissions, while providing much needed health services to patients. The program services continue to expand by embracing customer desires, patient health needs, and technologic capabilities.

Neil A. Solomon, M.D., Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at MedZed said, "Each new advisory board member brings deep industry knowledge and experience to their roles. The board will help MedZed develop novel clinical programs to aid in caring for our patients, pioneer new ways to serve our clients and propose strategies to forge partnerships within the communities we serve."

Scott Schnell, MedZed’s Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We look forward to contributions each of these seasoned experts will make in their roles on our new board, and thank them for their willingness to assist us in advancing telehealth as a better and more cost-effective option within the healthcare system.”