COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
"Avoiding the Tradgedy of the Commons in Healthcare" - Elliott S. Fisher
Students, faculty and staff are invited to the presentation:
“Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons in Healthcare”
to be given by Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Medicine Professor of Community and Family Medicine - Professor, The Dartmouth Institute
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Member of the Institute of Medicine
Dr. Fisher was instrumental in developing the Accountable Care Organization legislation as included in the Accountable Care Act. Dr. Fisher is Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the James W. Squires Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He is also Co-Director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. His early research focused on exploring the causes and consequences of the two fold differences in spending observed across U.S. regions. The research suggested that up to 30% of US health care spending was wasted on potentially avoidable care. His recent work has focused on developing and evaluating policy approaches to slowing the growth of health care spending while improving quality. He was one of the originators of the concept of "accountable care organizations" (ACOs) and worked with colleagues to carry out the research that led to their inclusion in the Affordable Care Act. His current research focuses on exploring the determinants of successful ACO formation and performance. He has published over 150 research articles and commentaries.