Rich Balaban

Dr. Balaban is a practicing general internist, and has worked in both primary care and hospital medicine. He serves as Medical Director of the Department of Care Integration at Cambridge Health Alliance which provides enhanced support for the highest utilizers of medical services. He is also Medical Director of CHA’s Community-based Care Transition Program (CCTP), funded by CMS, which has been rated one of the top three CCTP programs in the country. Dr. Balaban has established a national reputation as an innovator in care transitions, developing cost effective programs to support patients after hospital discharge. An Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Balaban has served in leadership roles for several research studies evaluating care transition strategies, including an RO1 from AHRQ. In addition, Dr. Balaban has worked as a mentor for the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Project BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older Adults through Safe Transitions), which assists participating hospitals to optimize their care transition processes.

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