Greg Vachon, MD MPH
Dr. Gregory Vachon provides client consulting in system approaches to chronic disease management, including medical homes, and in payment structures to promote quality, access and cost control, including the accountable care organization (ACO) model. He also supports the design and implementation of clinical care innovations.
Prior to joining HMA, Dr. Vachon served 10 years as the medical director of Austin Health Center of Cook County in Chicago. There he developed a novel group-care model for diabetics, incorporating components of the chronic care model including registry use to monitor quality improvements.
As chair of the diagnostic services committee for the Ambulatory and Community Health Network of the Cook County Bureau of Health Services, he provided lab contract oversight, improving both quality and costs. He also chaired the information technology committee for the Care Improvement Collaborative, a quality improvement project that developed capacity in health centers throughout the network to enhance chronic disease management.
Dr. Vachon was the 2007 Peterson Scholar at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health where he focused on health care economics and policy analysis. His current clinical practice is at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) on the South Side of Chicago.