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This Week in Accountable Care with Charles Saunders, MD

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On the Tuesday, September 2012 broadcast at 12 noon Pacific and 3PM Eastern, our special guest is Charles Saunders, MD, President, Strategic Diversification Aetna, where he is responsible for developing and operating non-insurance healthcare businesses that build on Aetna’s core strengths and address fundamental needs in healthcare. He has a broad background in healthcare business, operations and clinical care, crossing both payer and provider spaces in the U.S. and abroad.

Before joining Aetna, Dr. Saunders was an executive in residence with the global private equity firm of Warburg Pincus, where he advised the firm on healthcare services and information technology investments. Prior to that he served as Chairman and CEO of Broadlane, a technology-enabled hospital supply chain, group purchasing and clinical workforce management company. He has also served as the President of Healthcare Global Industry Solutions for Electronic Data Systems (now part of hp), Chief Medical Officer of Healtheon and WebMD since their early days as a start up, and was a Principal with the management consulting firm of AT Kearney, focusing on payers and healthcare systems.
As a provider, Dr. Saunders has held numerous leadership positions in healthcare delivery systems, including roles as an ED Director, EMS Medical Director and Executive Director of a Physician Hospital Organization (PHO), where he focused on implementing hospital-physician integration, managed care and capitation. 
Dr. Saunders received his MD degree from Johns Hopkins University and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
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