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Douglas McCarthy is president of Issues Research in Durango, Colorado. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and has consulted on projects for corporations, foundations, and universities.
Current and recent engagements include:
The Commonwealth Fund: Led a team that produced case studies on promising practices in health care delivery and scorecards assessing healthcare system performance.
Midwest Health Initiative: Collaborated with a consulting team to create a blueprint for a statewide health information infrastructure for Missouri.
Vesta Healthcare: Developed a data strategy and wrote white papers on an integrated home-based care model for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
HealthEfficient: Assessed opportunities, challenges, and technical assistance needs for community health centers to adopt value-based payment.
Doug previously worked at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, where he published research on regional health improvement. At UnitedHealth Group, he directed public policy and research as well as health informatics product development. He began his career in quality improvement and information system design for a local government.