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Blue Shield of California Announces Chris Jaeger as Vice President of ACO Strategy and Program Development

SAN FRANCISCO (January 9, 2016) --- Chris Jaeger, M.D., M.B.A., has joined Blue Shield of California as vice president of strategy and program development for the nonprofit health plan’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program. He will be responsible for developing new ACO programs, establishing collaborative provider relationships and leading technical integration initiatives with care providers.

Jaeger has more than 20 years of clinical practice and medical informatics experience. He was most recently chief information medical officer at Sutter Health, where he was responsible for evaluating and implementing health information technology systems. He also served as Sutter Health’s vice president of Medical Informatics and co-director of electronic health record hospital applications.

“Blue Shield of California is focused on driving technically-enabled provider collaborations to advance our ACO program and Chris’ experience in implementing effective health information technology strategies will help us deliver quality, affordable care for our members,” said Jeffrey Bailet, M.D., executive vice president of Health Care Quality and Affordability at Blue Shield of California.  “We are thrilled to have a leader like Chris join our team.” Chris Jaeger will report to Bailet.

“Blue Shield’s ACO model was among the first of its kind nationally,” said Jaeger. “I’m eager to continue to build on that success and implement strategic technology and data initiatives that will help enhance quality, safety, cost and personalization of care for our members.”

Contact: Clinton McGue, 415-229-5359, 

Background on Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $13 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 and headquartered in San Francisco, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company’s mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield has contributed more than $325 million over the past ten years to the Blue Shield of California Foundation. Contact your local agent or broker about Blue Shield of California products and services, or visit