Webinar on ACO Formation

January 17, 2012


On January 19, The Commonwealth Fund hosted a webinar on transitioning to an accountable care organization (ACO). This free 90-minute webinar drew on a series of Commonwealth Fund case studies of ACOs by Elliott Fisher, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Representatives from two of the leading ACO sites, Tucson Medical Center and Norton Healthcare, commented on the role of executive and physician leadership in the transition to new models of care. Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., M.Sc., S.M., vice president for Health Care Quality and Efficiency at The Commonwealth Fund, will moderate.

What: ACO Formation: Leading the Transition to New Models of Care

When: Thursday, January 19, at 2 p.m., E.S.T.


  • Elliott Fisher, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Population Health and Policy, and Bridget Larson, M.S., Director, Health Policy Implementation, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
  • Judy Rich, R.N., President and Chief Executive Officer, Tucson Medical Center. Palmer Evans, M.D., Senior Advisor, and John Friend, J.D., Vice President of Business Affairs and Associate General Counsel, will be available during the question-and-answer session.
  • Steve Hester, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Norton Healthcare

Watch a recording: http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=a8ilfd