OneOncology Taps Dinesh Kapur to Lead Platform’s All-Physician Advisory Board
Kapur Succeeds Natalie Dickson, MD as Chair of OneCouncil
Nashville, TN, April 7, 2021 – OneOncology, the national platform for independent community oncology practices, today announced that Eastern Connecticut Hematology and Oncology (ECHO)’s Dinesh Kapur, MD has succeeded Natalie Dickson MD, president and chief medical officer, Tennessee Oncology as chair of OneCouncil, the partnership’s all-physician advisory board for clinical and strategic initiatives.
“OneCouncil is evidence of who we are – by physicians for physicians,” said Jeff Patton, MD, CEO, OneOncology. “I’m excited to work with Dr. Kapur as he carries on OneCouncil’s incredible work started by my friend and colleague Dr. Natalie Dickson.”
OneCouncil is a board composed of physician representatives from every OneOncology practice that taps into the expertise on its physician leaders to leverage the economies of scale and deep clinical, research and practice management expertise across the platform’s partners.
“I’m so pleased to lead OneOncology’s all-physician board,” Dr. Kapur said. “OneCouncil is a driving force in OneOncology’s leadership in clinical initiatives, value-based contracting and care delivery. I look forward to building on our foundation of success to enhance our physicians’ abilities to deliver care as the practice of oncology continues to transform.”
Dr. Natalie Dickson served as OneCouncil’s first chair. As the pandemic swept across the US forcing all health delivery organizations to quickly establish COVID-19 safety protocols, Dr. Dickson led the OneCouncil Quality and Value Committee’s initiatives to provide risk-readiness assessment and guidance to practices so they could follow emerging public health guidance to get patients back into cancer centers safely for treatment.
During Dr. Dickson’s tenure, OneCouncil also established a Value-Based Contracting Committee to lead on alternative payment efforts with commercial payers and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). OneCouncil also includes a Physician Education Committee that curates physician education opportunities and administers OneCommunity, the online social media learning platform for partner physicians. OneCouncil also includes a Pathways Committee that is developing clinical pathways and decision-support tools for physicians.
“I was extremely honored to be OneCouncil’s first leader and believe we made incredible strides on behalf of our physician partners,” Dr. Dickson said. “I look forward to seeing where Dr. Kapur and our amazing physician leaders take us next.”