From 30 to 35 providers
- 1999 – Community physicians began to explore various structures which would allow the formation of a multi-specialty physician group.
- 2000 – Structure finalized and Northern Ohio Medical Specialists, LLC (NOMS Healthcare) is officially formed.
- 2001 – NOMS Healthcare opens for business.
- NOMS was founded by more than 30 well-established and respected area physicians. The early years’ initiatives revolved around stabilizing the newly formed organization, establishing a new identity/brand, sharing best practices, establishing centralized administrative and clinical departments - all while allowing the private practitioners to retain as much autonomy as possible.
From 35 to 70 providers
- 2007 – In our continued spirit of innovation, NOMS’ physicians formed an information technology (IT) committee to explore conversion from paper charts to an electronic medical record (EMR) platform. In September, NOMS newly formed IT department began implementing EMR systemwide. Over multiple years, NOMS strategically implemented the new platform beginning with primary care sites, and subsequently areas of specialty practice.
- 2007 – NOMS opened the area’s first urgent care.
- During the multi-year conversion to EMR, many outside practices began noticing NOMS’ progressive culture and inquired about partnering. Over this period, NOMS essentially doubled in providers, as well as its overall team. With EMR fully implemented and optimized, NOMS began developing committees to explore various opportunities and advantages of having its clinical data available on an electronic platform. This led NOMS into its current, and most transformational period as an organization.
From 70 to 200+ providers
- As a large, and rapidly growing independent private practice, NOMS positioned itself to more nimbly accomplish three key goals in the face of many changes resultant from the then new ACA legislation: 1. Enhance the patient care experience (quality and satisfaction); 2. Improve the health of the population we serve, and; 3. Reduce the per capita cost of care.
- 2013 – NOMS ACO, LLC was officially formed and NOMS began building its infrastructure to accomplish the three ACA-related goals. Nearly all of 2013 and 2014 were invested in learning this innovative care delivery model and building both the human and technical resources of a newly formed care management team. Toward the end of 2014, it was determined the EMR platform needed to be upgraded and standardized on more comprehensive level, to stay ahead of the healthcare curve and continue accomplishing our shared mission.
- With the continued progressive evolution of its care delivery model, NOMS birthed another large expansion phase and virtually doubled again in size between 2015 and 2016, and tripled by the end of 2017. NOMS has built a solid foundation and infrastructure for continued expansion; leadership fully expects to continue this vigorous trend well into the future.