Since 2004, Tom Williams has led the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a California leadership group with balanced representation from major health plans, hospital systems, physician organizations and other healthcare stakeholders. IHA is dedicated to promoting quality improvement, accountability and affordability of health care by engaging its membership in a collaborative process to measure performance and align financial incentives.
Mr. Williams is responsible for management of all IHA programs and initiatives, including its nationally recognized pay-for-performance program, medical technology value-based purchasing initiative, AHRQ-funded episode bundled payment pilot, and efforts to enhance the adoption of health information technology and improve healthcare affordability.
Prior to joining IHA, Mr. Williams' professional career included extensive executive-level experience in medical group management, managed healthcare, and health insurance, including 15 years as a senior executive at Aetna. He has served on numerous private company and non-profit boards involved in healthcare and the environment.
Mr. Williams received a B.S. in environmental biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, earned Masters degrees in Business Administration and Public Health from the University of Hawaii, and a doctoral degree in Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley.
“The major achievement is bringing large health plans, medical groups, NCQA and PBGH together to produce a statewide state-of-art quality report card based on best of class features.”