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Dr. Charles DeShazer

Dr. DeShazer is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician executive with over 20 years of management experience in Medical Informatics, quality improvement, medical management and care delivery redesign.  In his current role as VP & Executive Medical Director, Medical Management & Quality for Highmark, he is responsible for consultation and support for clinical program development and execution, compliance with medical standards and policies, quality and oversight of the Medical Management team. 

He has previously worked for BayCare Health System, Dean Health System, Humana Insurance and Kaiser Permanente.  In prior roles he has been responsible for quality performance and analytics for a 12 hospital integrated delivery health system, implementation of the patient-centered medical home model, supporting the development of two Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), oversight of utilization management, implementation of disease management programs, and implementing patient-centered technologies such as Personal Health Records (PHRs) and telehealth systems.

Dr. DeShazer is an Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) certified Improvement Advisor. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.