John Toussaint, MD, is the CEO ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value and the CEO emeritus of ThedaCare. As chief executive officer, he introduced the ThedaCare Improvement System (TIS), a model of continuous improvement helped save millions of dollars in healthcare costs by reducing patient errors, improving outcomes and delivering better quality care at a higher value. He was also the founding Chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, a quality and cost reporting initiative, and the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO), as well as the non-executive leader of the Partnership for Healthcare Payment Reform in Wisconsin. He has participated in many Institute of Medicine subcommittees, including most recently the Value Incentives Learning Collaborative, the CEO Checklist for High Value Healthcare, and the Pay for Performance for Physicians subcommittees. In addition, he has served or serves on Governor Doyle’s eHealth board, the Wisconsin Payment Reform Initiative advisory board, the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform advisory board and the WHIO board for Wisconsin. Toussaint received his undergraduate degree from Cornell College and his medical degree from the University of Iowa.
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