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Accountable Health Care Delivery: Models and Policy Actions for Massachusetts
  • Forum held on November 30, 2010

As Massachusetts seeks to control costs and improve the efficiency of the health care delivery system, this forum highlights five organizations as models for progress:  Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky, Tucson Medical Center in Arizona, Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association, Hampden County Physician Associates in Springfield, and Atrius Health in Boston Metropolitan Area. In different ways these organizations are integrating a range of care, changing payment and incentive structures and working on quality improvement. Speakers included Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of Health Policy at Brandeis University; Andrew Dreyfus, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Deborah Enos, President & CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan; Palmer Evans, Senior Vice President and CMO of Tucson Medical Center; Philip Gaziano, Medical Director of Hampden County Physician Associates; Gary Gottlieb, President and CEO of Partners Healthcare; Steven Hester, Senior Vice President and CMO of Norton Healthcare; Gene Lindsey, President and CEO of Atrius Health; David Martin, Director of Health Care Policy of EOHHS; Meredith Rosenthal, Associate Professor of Health Economics and Policy at Harvard School of Public Health; and Barbara Spivak, President of Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association.