James E. Fanale, MD is chief clinical integration Officer for Care New England and chief clinical officer of Integra Community Care Network, LLC. He has also served as interim COO/CMO of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and was recently promoted to executive vice president, physician enterprise and chief clinical officer for Care New England. Prior to arriving at Care New England Dr. Fanale served as senior vice president for system development at Jordan Hospital, where he was responsible for the development of one of the nation's first 27 Medicare Shared Savings Program – Accountable Care Organizations (ACO). In this capacity, he created and implemented all programs involved in population health management, including clinical management, complex patient management as well as the operational and business structure of the ACO. He also advanced key relationships with health plans and other medical groups to pioneer both the clinical and management aspects of health care in the accountable care environment.
Prior to his position at Jordan, Dr. Fanale was the chief operating officer at Sisters of Providence Health System/Mercy Medical Center, senior vice president/chief medical officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and vice president of community medical group for University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care, where he also served as chief of the department of geriatrics, associate chief of medicine and an internist/geriatrician. He began his career in clinical practice with a large internal medicine and geriatric practice, and today he continues to maintain a small panel of primary care patients in order to ensure their continuity of care.
Dr. Fanale earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at Worcester Memorial Hospital. He has held faculty appointments at Boston University School of Medicine and University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Fanale is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society, a member of numerous professional organizations, and has served as an advisor or consultant to numerous public and private organizations.