patient safety and health care quality. He also recently provided technical expertise on projects related to the National Priorities Partnership’s goal of improving the safety of America’s health care system. Prior to engaging as a health care consultant, Dr. Angood was the chief patient safety officer and a vice president for the Joint Commission, where he oversaw the annual development of the commission’s national patient safety goals and several other enterprise-wide patient safety initiatives. He continues to work with the World Health Organization’s Alliance for Patient Safety initiative after helping to lead early development of the organization’s Collaborating Center for Patient Safety Solutions and other patient safety programs. After initially practicing with the hospitals of McGill University, Dr. Angood was subsequently recruited into surgery faculty and hospital administrative positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, and Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining the Joint Commission, he was a professor of surgery, anesthesia, and emergency medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Angood is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), the American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He has a history of active committee involvement with numerous professional medical societies and recently served as president for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, a 14,000-member international organization. Dr. Angood is author of approximately 130 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, editorials, and book chapters. His research interests have addressed leading-edge clinical care problems, patient safety, injury prevention, benchmarking, outcomes management, resource utilization, health services, medical education, advanced medical and telemedicine technologies, and the utility of simulation technology. Dr. Angood received his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in Canada and completed his training in general surgery at McGill University in Montreal, as well as fellowship training in trauma surgery and critical care medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
Lawton R. (Robert) Burns, Ph.D., M.B.A., is chair of the Health Care Management Department, James Joo-Jin Kim Professor, and professor of health care management in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also director of the Wharton Center for Health Management & Economics. He teaches courses on health care strategy, strategic change, organization and management, managed care, and integrated delivery systems. From 1998 to 2002, he was a visiting professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, where he taught corporate strategy to physicians. Dr. Burns taught previously in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and the College of Business Administration at the University of Arizona. He has analyzed physician-organization integration over the past 25 years. In