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December 5, 2016 2016 Power Players

Tarek Elsawy: Gear Shifter

Tarek Elsawy, MD President & CEO, Reliant Medical Group. Age: 53, Hometown: Mclean, VA, Years working in Central Mass.: 1.

Since January when he took over Reliant, the largest independent medical group in Central Massachusetts, Elsawy has implemented position control, managed total medical expenses and focused more on accountability to be on track to deliver an operating surplus of $15.5 million for this year, an improvement from last year, when Reliant laid off 3 percent of its workforce.

Elsawy is moving Reliant towards accountable care. Model cells, where providers work together in a collaborative office environment to foster team-based health care, are the basis for all future Reliant offices, as Elsawy battles an industry shortage of primary care physicians.


How is health care changing?

We will see more consolidation as healthcare systems adapt to changing reimbursement models.

What do you find most striking about the region?

The passion that people have for Central Mass

Gathered below are the other Central Massachusetts' 2016 Power Players:

Standard Bearers: Long-time forces in the business community

Trail Blazers: Pioneers setting the latest economic trends

Behind the Scenes: People in the background who keep the wheels turning

Next Wave: Forward thinkers ushering in the new economy

Gear Shifters: Up-and-comers breathing new life into old ideas

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