James P. Cardon, MD


CEO, Integrated Care Partners
EVP & Chief Clinical Integration Officer

Hartford HealthCare

Dr. James P. Cardon is Hartford HealthCare’s (HHC’s) chief clinical integration officer and CEO of Integrated Care Partners, a clinical integration organization, which includes HHC-employed physicians (Hartford HealthCare Medical Group), as well as private-practice physicians. Integrated Care Partners is responsible for improving access to care; developing and implementing evidence-based best practices; reducing variability of care; and defining,measuring and managing clinical excellence for member physicians. Integrated Care Partners will engage with payers and employers to develop innovative payment methodologies to align financial incentives with clinical objectives.

Dr. Cardon, a cardiologist for more than 20 years, is a senior staff member of Hartford Hospital’s Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut. He previously was president of Cardiology PC, a seven-physician cardiology practice with offices in Farmington and Hartford, Conn. He served as president of the Hartford Physician Association and the Hartford Physician Hospital Organization (HPHO). Founded in 1987, the HPHO is a value-driven organization committed to providing high quality,cost-effective health services to the patients it serves. The HPHO has worked to integrate and improve the delivery of comprehensive clinical services and develops progressive alliances with selected managed-care entities.

Dr. Cardon graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science from Boston College and earned his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology at Hartford Hospital. Dr. Cardon is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and in Cardiovascular Disease. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Connecticut State Medical Association and the Hartford County Medical Association.

Hartford HealthCare is Connecticut’s only truly integrated health care system. With more than18,000 employees and $2.4 billion in net revenue, the system offers the full continuum of care. In addition to Integrated Care Partners, the system includes five-acute care hospitals, the state’s only air-ambulance service, one of the nation’s top medical training centers, behavioral health and rehabilitation services, a large physician group, research facilities, skilled-nursing and visiting-nurse services, a laboratory system that spans the state, and a number of services for seniors, including senior living facilities.


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