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, has written and spoke nationally and internationally on a variety of health care 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.

J.M. Bohn, MBA,
is founder of Clinical Horizons, Inc. and KMI Communications LLC, focusing on publishing and research initiatives in the healthcare and science sectors.

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.