GenesisCare is Australian owned and operated with over half of the organisation owned by doctors and management who operate with the group. GenesisCare also has a private equity partner in Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) who have a long history of investing in health care globally.
The diagram below illustrates the key elements of the governance and management structure of the GenesisCare group:
Clinical management structure
GenesisCare's clinical management structures are designed to protect and promote the clinical independence of the group's medical practitioners and to maintain maximum engagement of local doctors and managers in the day to day decision making of each practice.
Clinical Management Committees
Each practice forming part of the broader group is empowered to administer local clinical matters via a local Clinical Management Committee (CMC). Doctors from the practice nominate a subset of their doctor group to sit on the CMC including one doctor who acts as the CMC Chairman. These nominated doctors assume responsibility to manage 'clinical matters' for the practice.
Clinical Leaders Forums
Representatives from each local CMC meet regularly as part of a national specialty-based Clinical Leaders Forum (CLF). There are currently two CLF's - one for CancerCare and one for HeartCare.
The role of the CLF includes approving network clinical standards, knowledge sharing, clinical governance and research and development. It is constituted to provide strong clinical and professional direction in cardiology and radiation oncology through a cohesive and innovative network committed to achieving clinical excellence.
The terms of reference for the CLF's broadly include:network and sub-specialist collaboration;
- network and sub-specialist collaboration;
- clinical quality and safety;
- service development; and
- special advisory functions (eg, professional and ethical advice).