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Upcoming Events

Priority Review Deadline: EMHL Class of 2017 Applicants, beginning August 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015  

Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership applicants for the graduating Class of 2017, beginning August 2015, who submit their completed application by January 26, 2015 will be notified of their admissions decision within 6-8 weeks of submission.

POSTPONED | Webinar: A Mission to Transform: Improving the Lifeblood of Healthcare

Tuesday, January 27, 2015   2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

**Due to the severe winter weather expected to hit the New England area, we will be postponing the January 27 webinar: A Mission to Transform: Improving the Lifeblood of Healthcare. A new date will be announced soon.
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Every three seconds, someone in the United States receives blood. The procured cost of blood and blood products in 2014 was estimated at $12 billion, and every year 1-2 million units of blood are wasted.

During this upcoming webinar, Chris Godfrey, recent Brown University Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) graduate, will talk about reinventing the blood product industry with Bloodbuy, his new company.

Bloodbuy, a Dallas-based healthcare technology start-up, connects hospitals with blood centers nationwide to ensure the efficient flow of lifesaving blood products to patients in need.

While earning his EMHL degree, Chris learned from classmates about the intense financial pressures on hospital executives, and the devastating impact on patients when the lack of blood disrupts needed services. Chris spotted opportunity in the waste, inefficiencies, and cost escalation in the blood distribution system. He took action - enlisting technical experts, attracting investors, and developing Bloodbuy on an accelerated timeline. Bloodbuy’s early results show its value and potential as a scalable, sustainable, and transformative solution.

You will hear Chris explain the mismatch of supply and demand in the blood procurement industry and see him demonstrate how Bloodbuy is meeting this challenge.

POSTPONED: Roadmap to Reduce Disparities

Wednesday, January 28, 2015   5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

**Due to the severe winter weather expected to hit the New England area, this event has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.**

Health care organizations and providers must work together to eliminate disparities in care by improving tools and strategies across systems. Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, is a general internist with extensive experience improving the care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease. He also leads initiatives to
improve health strategies at a national level. At this session, we will explore a roadmap that can be used by organizations, policy-makers and researchers to reduce disparities in health care. #RIconversations

Speaker
Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, University of Chicago Medicine

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Angela Ankoma, MPH, MSW, Chief Office of Minority Health
Rhode Island Department of Health

Joseph Diaz, MD, MPH, FACP, Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Associate Professor of Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Marie Ghazal, RN, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Rhode Island Free Clinic

Moderator
Visael "Bobby" Rodriguez, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Location: Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Station, Providence, RI
This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by
Brown University's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership
Rhode Island Department of Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Symposium: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Readmission Rates

Wednesday, February 4, 2015   8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Purpose: The purpose will be to present the culmination of the research findings, and provide a forum to integrate stakeholder interpretations into practice models of care delivery to reduce the level of inequity tied to hospital readmission.

Who Should Attend: The symposium is for health care policy makers, regulators, hospital administrators, physicians and other healthcare professionals and providers, special interest groups, and health care consumer groups.

Rationale: Based on the research conducted over the last two years by CSMS, significant and pronounced disparities in the readmission rates of Black and Latino patients compared to White patients involving 9 out of 10 major diagnostic categories (MDC).

Outcome: Document potential best practices of the conditions with the greatest health disparities identified in the CSMS 30-Day Readmission Study using the Cochrane Collaboration Evidence-Based Medicine Processes.
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• Joint Replacement Surgery
• Heart Failure& Chest Pain
• Digestive Disorders

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT
To Register: http://1.usa.gov/1xZOSFl

For more information, contact Catherine Wagner, EdD, Vice President of Education & Health Information, 203-865-0587 x102, cwagner@csms.org.

Recent Events

Information Session | Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Executive Master Healthcare Leadership Program Director Angela Sherwin and EMHL Class of 2015 student Janet Powers introduced prospective students to Brown University's 16-month Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program.

 

Information Session | Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Executive Master Healthcare Leadership Program Director Angela Sherwin introduced prospective students to Brown University's 16-month Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program.

 

Angela Sherwin honored at PBN's 2014 40 Under Forty Awards Ceremony

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Angela Sherwin, Program Director of Brown University's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, has been awarded the prestigious 40 Under Forty Award. Providence Business News celebrated the honoree's at an award ceremony on July 24, 2014.

PBN selected the winners based on career success and community involvement. Each young professional has shown commitment to making a difference on a local, national or international scale.

The July 28 issue of PBN profiles all forty 2014 winners-click to read Angela's profile.

Roundtable Discussion | Strategic Planning and Value Creation in Integrated Healthcare

Monday, July 7, 2014

Meryl Moss, MPA (Chief Operating Officer, Coastal Medical) and Anthony Napoli, MD (Assistant Professor of Emergency Medical, Brown University) talk with their instructor Larry Chait, MBA (Faculty, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership) about the challenges of creating a high performance organization.

 

Designing the Primary Care Practice of the Future: Patient-focused, data-driven and service-centered

Tuesday, June10, 2014

On June 10, 2014, Dr. Alan Kurose, President and CEO of Coastal Medical, and Meryl Moss, COO of Coastal Medical and student in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2015, shared Coastal Medical's strategies and success, lessons learned, and the challenges of transforming healthcare on the front line.  They discussed the journey that started in 1995 with the merger of 7 medical practices and continues today as Coastal Medical becomes an Accountable Care Organization. 

Online Information Session | Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership

Thursday, February 20, 2014

On February 20, 2014, Executive Master Healthcare Leadership Program Director Angela Sherwin and Director of Online Development Ren Whitaker introduced prospective students to Brown University's 16-month Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, and answered questions including:

• What makes Brown's Healthcare Leadership program unique?
• What is blended learning?
• What is it like to learn online?
• Who should consider this program?
• What is the admissions process?

 

Panel Discussion | Legislative Insight to Reform

Friday, January 24, 2014   12:30-2:00PM

On January 24, 2014, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Program Director Angela Sherwin moderated a panel discussion at the Healthcare Financial Management Association – Rhode Island Chapter’s 2014 Conference, Avoid Fumbles and Red Flags: Your Revenue Cycle Game Plan for 2014.

The panel discussion, Legislative Insight to Reform, included legislative leaders responsible for implementing major changes brought to Rhode Island and Massachusetts through the ACA. The panel discussed state plans for Medicaid Expansion, update attendees on the MA Health Connector and RI HealthSource, and speak to the future of ACO’s, PCMH’s, and Population Health.

Panel Discussion | The Affordable Care Act, Healthcare Reform, and the future of Emergency Medicine and healthcare in Rhode Island

Wednesday, January 15, 2014   9:00-11:00AM

As healthcare reform gains momentum, it is important for Emergency Physicians to better understand the effects of the Affordable Care Act and the ramifications of healthcare reform on Emergency Medicine. 

Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2015 student Dr. Anthony Napoli recently organized and participated in a panel discussion on these topics at the Emergency Medicine Conference. The panel discussion also involved local healthcare reform leaders Angela Sherwin, program director of Brown University’s Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, and Meryl Moss, Chief Operating Officer of Coastal Medical Group of Rhode Island and current Brown Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2015 student. 

Master Class | Blue Ocean Strategy and Innovation

Wednesday, November 20, 2013   12:30-1:00PM

Learn how Blue Ocean Strategy, which addresses challenges by creating new ways to meet customer needs, can be applied within healthcare organizations. Hosted by EMHL faculty member Jim Austin and current EMHL student Kirti Patel, MD, this webinar provides a snapshot into the collaborative classes taught in the EMHL program and offers insight into how its students are able to apply these high-level business principles to their organizations in real time.

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Webinar | ACA Rollout: Current Progress & Long-Term Implications

Thursday, October 17, 2013   12:00-12:30PM
Angela Sherwin,
Program Director, Brown University Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and Former Assistant Director, Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange

Despite facing the first government shutdown in two decades, the Affordable Care Act forged ahead. October 1st marked the deadline for healthcare exchange implementation and the beginning of the open enrollment period. What exactly is an exchange and what does it mean for the American public and its businesses? What are the long-term implications of this ACA provision? Will it be successful in the long run?

Based on her experience, Angela will provide an analysis of the first few weeks and what they indicate about the long-term implications of this program when executed on a large scale. The program director of Brown University's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, Angela can provide her insights from an insider perspective and apply it to healthcare leaders trying to navigate this new landscape.

American Health Care Reform: Lessons Learned from International Systems

Thursday, October 10, 2013   4:00PM
Terrie Fox Wetle,
Dean, School of Public Health, Brown University
Richard Locke, Director, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

US Healthcare: What is Next?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013   5:00PM Reception | 6:00PM Lecture
Dr. Arthur Garson,
Professor, Health Policy, University of Virginia Medical School and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Webinar: Meaningful Use: The Promise and the Reality

Wednesday, June 12, 2013   12:00-12:30PM
Mark Schneider,
MBA
Vice President, Application Services, MedStar Health
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Webinar: How the Affordable Care Act challenges physician-patient communication

Wednesday, May 29, 2013   12:00-12:30PM
Ira Wilson,
MD, MSc
Chair, Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice, Brown University
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Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Some lessons from Massachusetts

Tuesday, May 28, 2013   4:00-5:00PM
Nancy Turnbull,
Associate Dean for Educational Programs, Harvard School of Public Health
Board Member, Massachusetts Health Connector, the state's health insurance exchange
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Free Screening: Escape Fire, The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:00PM
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Bending the Cost Curve: Successful Aging via Prevention

Thursday, April 25, 2013   4:00-5:00PM
Richard Besdine, MD
, Professor, Medicine and Health Services Policy and Practice, Alpert Medical School, Brown University
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Health Disparities: Can We Overcome?

Thursday, April 18, 2013   4:00-5:00PM
David Satcher, MD, PhD,
Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, Former Surgeon General of the United States

Philanthropy at the Intersection of Social Change and Public Policy

Tuesday, April 16, 2013   12:00-1:00PM
Karen Voci,
Executive Director, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

Effecting Change in Healthcare: What's possible, what's necessary, and how do we do it in Rhode Island?

Thursday, April 11, 2013   4:00-5:00PM
Jonathan Leviss, MD
, Chief Medical Officer at Rhode Island Quality Institute and Primary Care Physician at Thundermist Health Center
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Lunch Lecture: Nancy Turnbull presents "Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Lessons from Health Reform in Massachusetts"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013   12:00-1:00PM
Nancy Turnbull
, Associate Dean for Educational Programs, Harvard School of Public Health

Advancing the "Dream" Addressing Social Equity Issues to Eliminate Health Disparities in the 21st Century

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Reverend Dr. Bernice King
, CEO, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

Perspectives in Healthcare Leadership Lecture Series
Coastal Medical's Accountable Care Organization: Moving from Patient-Centered Medical Home to Accountable Care

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Alan Kurose, MD
, President and CEO, Coastal Medical of Rhode Island
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Fixing Health Care in America: The New Primary Care Model

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Paul George, MD,
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

The Direction of Health Reform in the 2012-2016 Presidency
Perspectives in Healthcare Leadership Lecture Series

Tuesday, November 27, 2012   4:00-5:00PM
Elizabeth H. Roberts, MBA,
Lieutenant Governor, State of Rhode Island
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Health Care 2020: Toward a value-driven payment and delivery model
Perspectives in Healthcare Leadership Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Chas Roades, MBA,
Chief Research Officer, The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC


Do This, Not That: Saving Money by Following Medical Evidence
Perspectives in Healthcare Leadership Lecture Series

Thursday, October 25, 2012 The Levinger Lecture*
Thomas Trikalinos, PhD,
Associate Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University
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