has over 30 years of national and international healthcare experience in physician group settings, health systems and global collaborations in promoting quality patient care and sustainable health care delivery.
As a leading national authority on health care, he
has provided practice management expertise to clients on issues facing Arizona and national medical communities through client operational consulting, writing, and lectures concerning relevant topics affecting patient care.
In 1990, he
founded and administrated the Practice Builder Program.
, a health care consultancy dedicated to improving operational and strategic planning of physician enterprises.
Notable among over 500 client engagements:
In 1992, Mr. Ciafone
headed a Mayo Clinic Scottsdale team in the build of a primary care IPA network, and represented Mayo in the determination and evaluation of primary care practice acquisitions.
In this role, he
also guided hospital management in the promotion of patient services from Mayo's national and international referral sources.
From 1995 to 2000 he served as Chief Information Officer, Phoenix Children's Hospital, providing expertise in the development of patient information systems and build of a region wide primary care referral system.
In addition he
designed the IT infrastructure for a new campus, now the largest children's hospital on the west coast, and consulted to academic and community practices in the design of diagnostic programs and patient management systems.
From 1999 until 2005 Mr. Ciafone served as Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Bone & Joint Disorders, a multi specialty orthopedic clinic serving a national and international patient base.
In this role he
designed and implemented an inbound medical tourism program targeting Western Europe, Mexico and South America.
hosted numerous surgical forums and lectured on a variety of topics at symposiums sponsored by international pharmaceutical interests.
Since 2001, Mr. Ciafone has been associated with the European Biotechnology Union, serving as a featured speaker on United States health policy at international symposiums.
In addition, he
has consulted to the Italian Ministry of Health in the promotion of collaborative studies of U.S and Italian populations and the efficacy of the contrasting systems.
Mr. Ciafone holds a Masters in Business Administration from Long Island University, New York, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in European History and Economics.