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VillageMD: Transforming the delivery of care


Primary care physicians often want to do more for their patients, but they can't. Their patients need disease education, counseling, a psychologist, a better place to live, a way to afford their medicine, or personal care items not paid for by insurance.

VillageMD is one such firm that is a pioneer in the field of pharma sector.

VillageMD is a leading provider of healthcare for organizations moving toward a primary care-led, high-value clinical model. The VillageMD solution provides the tools, technology, operations, and staffing support needed for physicians to drive the highest quality clinical results across a population. VillageMD works with physician groups, independent practice associations, and health systems to improve quality, deliver a first-rate patient experience, and lower costs in the communities they serve.

They enable primary care providers to have a greater focus on proactive care and direct more resources for patients needing extra support outside of the office visit. This is high-quality care, which leads to better clinical outcomes and success in value-based care. Moving to this model takes resources and investments, and can divert physicians' time away from patient care. With VillageMD's support, physicians can make the change while focusing on what matters most: taking care of their patients.

Solution and product overview


A high-impact, team-based approach embedded in your practice, not a call center 5,000 miles away. It takes a village to deliver personalized care to complex patient populations.


The firm is developing next-generation clinical tools for its physician partners. Led by their Founder Dr. Clive Fields, they understand the unique wants and needs of primary care providers and continue to improve and innovate on existing clinical model.


COPD was developed by primary care physicians who have years of experience managing COPD patient populations and getting results. It includes:

  • Spirometry tools
  • Medication recommendations
  • EMR workflow
  • The latest evidence-based guidelines for treating COPD

It also controls comorbid conditions for a reduction in exacerbations and hospitalizations and brings about a coordination of pulmonary rehabilitation for the appropriate patients to improve symptoms and quality of life. It helps in care management for patients at increased risk for hospitalizations and readmissions or for patients with barriers to accessing care.


The firm uses leading-edge algorithms, easy to use reports and resources to help practices turn insights into action. Their Analytics Center of Excellence in Richmond, VA is a world-class team dedicated to the development of advanced reporting capabilities and intuitive resources for physicians.


The company’s experienced team will help the clients to navigate and manage reimbursement contracts that financially reward physicians for delivering high-quality care at an efficient total cost.


At VillageMD, they have developed docOS: a proprietary operating system that breaks down information silos across the care continuum, integrates predictive algorithms to engage patients and surface clinical insights, and exists almost entirely in the background – all enabling physicians to better focus on patient care.

The leader behind the success of VillageMD

Tim Barry is the Co-Founder and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of VillageMD. He has spent his career creating and providing solutions to help providers bring a different level of care and support to their patients in a variety of experiences including running an IPA, a $3B Medicare Advantage plan, and a Population Health business. His favorite part about coming to work is spending time with the physician partners at the center of our model, and seeing where real healthcare change happens. Outside of work, you can often find Tim at one of his children’s events and enjoying time with his wife and kids.

“Enabling ambient intelligence for primary care.”