Convurgent Publishing Releases New Book Titled 'Clinical Integration: A Roadmap to Accountable Care'

Authors are industry thought leaders: Bruce Flareau, MD, Ken Yale, DDS, JD, Joanne Bohn, MBA and Colin Konschak, R.Ph, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers, healthcare professionals, and other stakeholders of America's healthcare delivery system are ushering in a new era of healthcare for the 21st century. "Clinical Integration: A Roadmap to Accountable Care" is a new literary work that is grounded in research, industry thought leadership and offers novel ideas for healthcare executives to consider in planning their strategies for how to approach new partnerships and initiatives for engagement in clinically integrated networks and accountable care organizations. The book builds off its first edition that focused on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), now with a stronger perspective on the importance of clinical integration programs. Ken Yale, DDS, JD joined the original authors, bringing significant expertise in managed care, technology innovation, comparative effectiveness research, regulatory matters, and the national healthcare policy arena.  

One of the most comprehensive and up-to-date works on the market regarding clinical integration and many issues of importance to establishing clinically integrated networks, this book has been heralded as key literature for healthcare executives and operators mapping their organization's course for the next 2-5 years amidst today's reform-driven healthcare environment.

John E. Brown, CEO for Cardiology Consultants, Ltd., said, "This book clearly lays the groundwork so a healthcare administrator or physician can learn the basic principles and the new language that will be necessary to guide our organizations through this new challenge."

This book is timely and can provide fresh insights to support development of clinically integrated networks and public and private sector ACO initiatives.

T. Braxton McKee, JD, Partner & Healthcare Chair for Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., noted, "This book provides a very thorough discussion of all the pertinent issues giving the reader the knowledge base that he needs to navigate the shark infested waters facing healthcare providers and their advisors today."  

Please contact the publisher for more information or discounted bulk purchases at [email protected]. Individual copies can be purchased on Amazon.

About the Authors

Bruce Flareau, MD, FAAFP, FACPE, CPE is the president of BayCare Physician Partners, and executive vice president of BayCare Health System, in Clearwater, Florida. As a family physician, Dr. Flareau has served as a professor in two universities, and has written and spoken nationally and internationally on a variety of healthcare topics. As an academic, president of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, and physician executive, Dr. Flareau has over 20 years of healthcare experience.

Ken Yale, DDS, JD is vice president of Clinical Solutions at ActiveHealth Management. Previously he built and launched innovative health technologies and business models for a variety of health organizations, including clinically integrated networks, patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, health plans, medical management companies, and health information technology companies. Before building innovative health businesses, he was chief of staff of the White House Office of Science and Technology, served as a special assistant to the President and executive director of the White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC), was legislative counsel to the U.S. Senate, and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service.

Joanne Bohn, MBA is founder of Clinical Horizons, Inc. Joanne focuses on research, planning, and communications initiatives related to healthcare industry transformation and innovation including health information technology and healthcare provider issues.

Colin Konschak, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS is the managing partner of DIVURGENT, a healthcare management consulting firm. Mr. Konschak is a registered pharmacist, has an MBA in health services administration, is board-certified in healthcare management, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Colin leads DIVURGENT's advisory service consulting practice focused on operational and information technology strategies, including those related to accountable care organizations and clinically integrated networks.  

About Convurgent Publishing

Convurgent Publishing is focused on the publication of textbooks related to a wide range of healthcare topics. Convurgent authors are often tenured healthcare leaders with key positions in hospitals, physician practices and healthcare payer organizations.


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