ACOs and Physician Leaders: Two Perspectives—Part 3

Guest post by Christine Mackey-Ross

This is my third post based on my recent interview with two noted physician executives—John B. Chessare, MD, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), and S. Rockwell Fredrickson, MD, President and managing director of physician integration of Integris Physicians Services (IPS) in Oklahoma City—about U.S. health care’s move toward Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). In previous posts, I’ve shared the plans their organizations were formulating and their opinions on the skills physicians will need…



ACOs and Physician Leaders: Two Perspectives—Part 2

Guest blog by Christine Mackey-Ross

Not long ago, I interviewed two noted physician executives—John B. Chessare, MD, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), and S. Rockwell Fredrickson, MD, President and managing director of physician integration of Integris Physicians Services (IPS) in Oklahoma City—about U.S. health care’s move toward Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). I shared the plans their organizations were formulating in a recent post.

They also had some strong opinions on the skills physicians will need in order to…



ACOs and Physician Leaders: Two Perspectives—Part 1

Guest blog by Christine Mackey-Ross

The move toward Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is in full swing. Health care leaders are considering a variety of approaches to realigning or even reconceiving existing organizations to fit new models. I recently interviewed two noted physician executives—John B. Chessare, MD, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), and S. Rockwell Fredrickson, MD, President and managing director of physician integration of Integris Physicians Services (IPS) in Oklahoma City—to gain their insights.

In this post, I’ll…