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Howard Beckman, MD

Senior Consultant

Howard Beckman, M.D., FACP, FAACH is Director of Strategic Innovation at Common Ground Health where he utilizes his experience in group and organizational facilitation and qualitative research.  In this position, his work focuses on two communitywide quality and value collaboratives. One focuses on improving the management of high blood pressure communitywide by integrating best medical practices with community engagement. The second project is the reduction of preventable hospitalizations and ED visits.

Dr. Beckman’s administrative and research interests have led to a national focus on creating and promoting effective partnerships.  He served as Clinical Director for the California Quality Collaborative’s Efficiency Collaborative and a consultant to such diverse groups as the American Board of Internal Medicine, AHRQ, the American Medical Association, California Healthcare Foundation, RAND, MHQP, Consumer Reports, Massachusetts BlueCross BlueShield, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.  His work on partnership between physicians, medical groups and health plans, has been published in Health Affairs, the Annals of Internal Medicine, AJMC, AJMQ, and Healthcare Management and by the Commonwealth Fund.

Dr. Beckman is a clinical professor of Medicine and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has been a faculty member in Rochester since 1990. Prior to that he was an associate professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine where he attended medical school, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine.

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