Dr. James Barr, chief medical director for Optimus Healthcare Partners and medical director of the Atlantic Health Systems ACO, talked about how he transformed his own family practice but also about how the ACO model and its analytics infrastructure can engage physicians in a high-performance network.

For a journalist who writes about health information technology, Philadelphia turns out to be a pretty good place to live. I have had access to regular presentations by the researchers at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, including their annual Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Informatics Symposium. Another local gem is the Jefferson School of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University. Its founding dead, David Nash, M.D., M.B.A., brings to Philadelphia a series of speakers working on healthcare transformation.

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