Douglas McCarthy, M.B.A., is senior research director for the Commonwealth Fund and president of Issues Research, Inc., in Durango, Colorado. He has supported the Commonwealth Fund’s work on a high-performance health system since 2002 through the development of chartbooks and scorecards on health system performance and case study research on promising practices and innovations in health care delivery. Mr. McCarthy’s 30-year career has spanned roles in government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Health Care Policy and Evaluation. He was a public policy fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a leadership fellow of the Denver-based Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership. Mr. McCarthy serves on the board of Colorado’s Center for Improving Value in Health Care.