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For Rhode Island, Interstate Health Insurance Sales Did Not Pan Out, EMHL Alum 2016 Christopher Koller
President Trump and Republican lawmakers promised to quickly repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with something better. During the campaign, President Trump suggested a nationwide insurance market that would allow insurance plans to be sold across state lines. The idea has been kicking around for years, and some states have tried it, including Rhode Island, where it didn't work too well.
In this All Things Considered piece, Audie Cornish talked to EMHL Class of 2016 Alum Christopher Koller who was the Rhode Island's insurance commissioner when this option was offered.
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We all know about the regulatory changes that are driving small medical practices to close up shop and join larger care centers. Less discussed are the pressures placed on these larger entities as they work to absorb new medical professionals and advance the quality, access, and affordability of healthcare.
In the following interview, Dr. Syed Rizvi, Brown Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) Alum 2016, shares how his EMHL experience prepared him to scale a neurological practice to meet these new demands. Dr. Rizvi is the director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at The Neurology Foundation which supports the missions of Brown Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital in patient care, medical education and neuroscience research.
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Congratulations to Chris Godfrey for being interviewed by HealthCare Innovators in their series on “inspirational individuals” in the healthcare industry. Godfrey is a 2015 graduate of the Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) program and the founder of Bloodbuy, a cloud-based technology company that connects hospitals and blood centers nationwide.
Dr. Peter Hollmann will serve as the new Academic Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program at the Brown University School of Professional Studies.
A number of Republican lawmakers are probably thinking, “be careful what you wish for,” as their dream of repealing Obamacare turns into the nightmare of replacing it. To help understand the complications with replacement and what uncertainties lie ahead for healthcare professionals, faculty member Jon Kingsdale challenged EMHL students to advise President-elect Trump on what he should do.
The repeal of Obamacare represents a seismic shift in the healthcare industry. To find out how the Brown Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) program prepares leaders to move their organizations forward in uncertain times, we talk with Jim Austin, an EMHL faculty member and Principal at Decision Strategies International. Previously Jim established an HMO in Chicago and served as a Vice President at Baxter Healthcare.
Goodbyes are always bittersweet for Brown Executive Master students as they complete their programs. This was certainly the case for the EMHL Class of 2017 as they wrapped up 16 months of brainstorming, late nights, breakthroughs, and bonding - all part of their commitment to transforming healthcare.
A team of researchers from Brown University analyzed data from federally funded community health centers and found increased levels of coverage and better care quality for the 25 states and District of Columbia that accepted the ACA Medicaid expansion for low-income residents.
Unsurprisingly - and well covered by the media - the expansion states saw higher levels of Medicaid coverage and a corresponding decrease in uninsurance rates among their patients from 2011 to 2014.
At Brown University, we make the audacious claim to redefine business management education in our suite of executive master programs in Healthcare Leadership, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology, and the jointly run IE Brown Executive MBA.
Republicans are about to learn just how much Americans hate health insurance changes, EMHL Faculty, Jon Kingsdale
In this piece, Jon Kingsdale, Brown Executive Master faculty member and adjunct professor at Brown’s School of Public Health, explains the political minefield Republicans will encounter regardless of their decision to repeal and replace, repeal and delay, or repeal and rename Obamacare.
Milbank Quarterly Op-Ed: When Political Imperatives Collide With Policy Objectives, Gail Wilensky, EMHL Advisory Committee
Gail R. Wilensky, Ph.D. is an economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, an international health foundation, and a member of the EMHL Advisory Committee. She previously served in the White House as a senior adviser on health and welfare issues to President GHW Bush. In this Milbank Quarterly oped, Wilensky shares her thoughts on the political hurdles that lie ahead for healthcare reform, specifically the pressure on Republicans to repeal Obamacare within the first 100 days even though this tactic undermines a path forward for reform that addresses issues across the aisle.
We’re proud to announce that the Brown University School of Professional Studies and Nail Communications, a cross-media creative agency in Providence RI, won a Hatch Merit Award. The award was given for the Brown Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) Caduceus Video in the “Digital: Video Short-Form Single Entry” Category. The video compellingly conveys the opportunity to prospective student professionals to leverage their medical experience to impact an industry in flux. We’re proud to have worked with Nail on this project to inspire professionals to transform healthcare and their careers.
Believe it or not, the US healthcare system lacks a centralized nationwide database for tracking the availability and cost of blood products. The result: healthcare providers have to hunt for blood the same way consumers used to call airlines for flight schedules and prices.
The following posts are part of a series of commentaries on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by faculty at Brown’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, School of Public Health, and Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program.
EMHL Alum Byrdie Lifson-Pompan has a unique career trajectory: successful agent to top Hollywood talent for over 20 years, EMHL graduate, co-founder of a cutting-edge healthcare advocacy service which was based on her EMHL CCP and is now - wait for it - the subject of an ABC miniseries, called the Disrupters. Go Byrdie!
Brown Launches New Data Science Initiative Expanding Brown Executive Master Students Access to Cutting-Edge Research and its Powerful Implications for Business
Brown University has launched a Data Science Initiative to catalyze new research programs to address some of the world’s most complex challenges and provide students with innovative educational opportunities relating to “big data.” The initiative builds on established strengths in mathematical and computational sciences and a long history of data-related research across its core academic departments.
Measuring Up: Dr. David R. Chandler, MD and EMHL 2018 Clarifies Performance Measures for American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
With 28 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon from California to Florida, Dr. David R. Chandler, MD joined EMHL this year to drive the changes reshaping the medical industry. Being on the frontline of the medial industry’s transformation is not an area that’s new to Dr. Chandler. He’s served in a number of leadership positions on hospital staffs and professional associations to help navigate the unchartered waters of an industry in flux.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Patient Advocacy: Embrace the Disruption, Byrdie Lifson-Pompan EMHL, Class of 2016
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each year at this time, we delve into the work of our students and alumni who focus on this disease. This year, we spoke with Byrdie Lifson-Pompan EMHL ‘16 and co-founder of Clear Health Advisors. The last time we spoke to her, NBC4 News in Los Angeles had just featured Clear Health Advisors in a piece on the growing trend in patient advocacy. This time we wanted to find out how her service is advocating for patients with breast cancer, and what lessons we can apply to the broader patient population.
EMHL 2016 Glenn Pascual Accepts the National Research Corporation 2016 Improvement Best Practice Award on behalf of Kaiser Permanente
Congratulations to EMHL ‘16 Glenn Pascual for accepting the National Research Corporation (NRC) 2016 Improvement Best Practice Award on behalf of Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center. Pascual was asked to accept the award due to the impact of his contributions.
Brown School of Professional Studies Hosts US Attorney Launch of Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week in RI
On Monday, September 19, 2016, at Brown University School of Professional Studies (SPS), US Attorney Peter F. Neronha, joined by US Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse kicked off National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week in RI with a screen of the powerful documentary Chasing the Dragon; the personal story of a local person impacted by addiction; and a discussion about heroin and opioid addiction awareness with local physicians, treatment specialists, educators, and the leadership of the FBI, DEA, and local law enforcement.
Across platforms, NPR reaches the nation’s best and brightest - the lifelong learners whose curiosity, influence, and commitment fuels their passion to build a better tomorrow. The Brown School of Professional Studies offers Executive Master programs to help professionals fulfill these goals. Because of our shared affinity with NPR and its community of listeners, we have sponsored NPR programs since the inception of our Executive Master series and are proud to say that a number of our alumni discovered us through these sponsorships.
A big shout out to Brown Alumni Magazine (BAM) for its in-depth coverage of the Brown School for Professional Studies Executive Master programs, starring two of our outstanding alumni - David DeSimone, Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership ‘15, and Ivon Rodriguez, IE Brown Executive MBA ‘16.
The Brown School of Professional Studies is proud to announce a jointly edited book, Leading Strategic Change in an Era of Healthcare Transformation, by three EMHL faculty members recognized as leaders in their fields.
Triple Play: Three Brown Educational Experiences Help Transform an Alum into a HealthCare Business Leader
David DeSimone is a senior vice president of organizational transformation and chief legal officer at CentraState Healthcare System. He has the rare distinction of experiencing Brown University during three important life stages: as a Brown pre-college student during high school, as a Brown undergraduate, and as a Brown graduate student 25 years later in the Brown Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership program.
In the interview, David leverages his extensive knowledge of Brown to shed light on the value of Brown in the cultivation of strategic leadership skills in the healthcare sector.
We just got wind that two EMHL students will present at leading healthcare conferences based on their Critical Challenge Projects (CCPs).
Chris Godfrey ‘15 and Glenn Pascual ‘17 both secured presentation positions at leading conferences demonstrating the impact of their CCPs before and after their graduation.
Welcome EMHL Class of 2018! You are an impressive group. You hail from across the country, boast extensive career experience, represent a broad swath of the healthcare sector, and an overwhelming majority of you hold advanced degrees. In addition to EMHL’s cutting-edge curriculum, your cohort’s industry diversity gives you the unique opportunity to explore healthcare issues from various perspectives.
Congratulations to Glenn Pascual, director of operations and hospital service at Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills, for winning the Quint Studer Difference Maker Award. This award was created in honor of the StuderGroup’s founder, Quint Studer, who was passionate about connecting the firm’s work to both personal and professional values. This award is intended to recognize a healthcare individual who truly lives those values every day.
Brown University researchers have captured in real-time video what happens to a brain cell after experiencing a major concussion-causing impact. The detailed video provides the first-ever glimpse of a concussion's effects on the cellular level at such high resolution and over a 24-hour timeline, said Christian Franck, an assistant professor of engineering and a co-author of the study.
Internationally renowned for its cutting edge research on addiction, Brown’s School of Public Health partnered with the Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to create a powerful new online “dashboard” to tackle the state’s overdose crisis. The dashboard is a new easy-to-use but information-rich website designed to save many of the dozens of people dying every month in Rhode Island of drug overdoses.
Congratulations to Andrea Wooding, JD, MBA, EMHL Class of 2017, who recently joined Blue Shield of California as a Compliance Consultant. In this role, Wooding will support a new team within Blue Shield that is responsible for ensuring a cohesive organization-wide approach to implementation and compliance with all mandates.
Ask pediatricians what their top 10 needs are, and six of them will be around behavioral health, according to Dr. Dale Radka, the RI-based Bradley Schools' director and a clinical assistant professor, department of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Public schools have long struggled and failed to support children with behavioral needs. Bradley Hospital launched Bradley Schools to help improve outcomes for these students. With sites in East Providence, Portsmouth, Providence, Westerly and Montville, Conn., the schools serve approximately 300 students, with another 100 students taught in embedded classrooms in more than a dozen Rhode Island public schools.
EMHL Alumni, Chris Godfrey, to Speak at Health Forum and the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit
EMHL Alumni, Chris Godfrey, CEO of Bloodbuy, will be speaking at this year's 24th Annual Health Forum and the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit in San Diego, CA on July 17 - 19th. He will be discussing his EMHL Critical Challenge Project, turned business venture, Bloodbuy.
Brown Alpert Medical School: Connecticut Reaches out to Brown and RI for Template to Combat Opioid Addiction
Governor Dannel Malloy recently signed legislation that would expand Connecticut’s effort to combat the opioid epidemic. At the same time, he announced a partnership with a team of doctors from Yale University to help develop a strategic plan. Find out how this medical team is working with doctors from Brown University and using Rhode Island’s strategy as a template in this WNPR report, Yale Doctors Develop Strategic Plan to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Connecticut.
Leveraging Brown’s expertise in this area, opioid addiction has been an area of focus for a number of EMHL students.
Brown University professor and psychiatrist Peter Kramer has entered the spotlight again with a follow up to his popular 1997 book "Listening to Prozac". He revisits the topic with new research and experience about depression and its treatment in "Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants".
To learn more, listen to this NPR On Point episode, Peter Kramer’s New Defense of Antidepressants.
EMHL leverages Brown’s expertise in evidence-based medicine - which Kramer takes to a new level in his application to existing studies of antidepressants - in its curriculum and in its support of students’ Critical Challenge Projects.
Dr. Anthony Napoli, Chairman and Medical Director of the Emergency Department (ED) at Newport (R.I.) Hospital, recently published an article in Modern Healthcare called, "The triple aim of healthcare reform where does the ED fit in?" In this article he discusses the important role that EDs play in providing the triple aim of reducing costs, enhancing quality and the patient experience, and improving population health. He also shares in this article how his department is furthering these advancements: ED observation units; coordinated care plans with outpatient providers; and addressing the needs of the frequent ED utilizers. We recently spoke to Dr. Napoli about the value of EMHL for impacting healthcare.
Thank you to all the graduating students, alumni, family and friends who participated in the historic Brown University Commencement and Reunion 2016. This weekend-long series of events celebrated the achievements of our graduating Executive Master students, including the first joint degree graduates of the IE Brown Executive MBA, the graduation of the second Cohort of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, and the return of alumni for reunion activities.
Congratulations to Sam Weller, EMHL Teaching Associate, on Centura Health Promotion to Mountain Tier Strategy and Ambulatory Development Director"
We are proud to announce that EMHL Teaching Associate Sam Weller, was promoted to a new role serving as the Mountain Tier Strategy and Ambulatory Development Director of Centura Health's Mountains and North Denver Operating Group. In this new role, Weller will be instrumental in aligning the group's affiliates, partnerships and new facilities with Centura Health's vision for the future of health care.
Can leadership be taught, and if so, how? In this article from Executive Insight, Assistant Dean of Healthcare Programs for the Brown University School of Professional Studies, and EMHL '15 graduate Jay Flanagan, discusses how breaking down silos and bringing together healthcare professionals from different backgrounds is crucial for learning leadership in the 21st century.
EMHL Class of 2015 graduate Deborah (Pfeifle) Watkins's business is moving forward at a rapid pace. (Pfeifle) Watkins focused her Critical Challenge Project (CCP) on idetnifying solutions to offer comprehensive but economical primary care to the high-exposure dual eligible population in an effort to contain costs and promote wellness. As the former CEO of the largest provider of MSP services, (Pfeifle) Watkins has deep experience in the niche Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) market and recognized the need for data-driven decision making in this complicated space.
Dr. Jon Kingsdale, EMHL Faculty Member, discusses Minnesota-based health insurer UnitedHealth Group's announcement that it will leave most of the Affordable Care Act state exchanges after citing over $1 billion in losses for 2015-2016.
Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School have selected EMHL '15 alum Chris Godfrey's startup company, Bloodbuy, as its 2015 Health Acceleration Challenge Winner. The award recognizes innovative, scalable solutions that have the potential to affect real change in the U.S. health care delivery system.
Watch Chris Godfrey's acceptance of the 2015 Health Acceleration Challenge award:
Gail Wilensky, economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE and EMHL Advisory Committee member, discusses the Presidential candidates' positions on healthcare in a recent issue of The Milbank Quarterly.
Meryl Moss, EMHL '15 and Chief Operating Officer at Coastal Medical, speaks with RI NPR about how Coastal is one of the first primary care practices in Rhode Island to operate a patient centered medical home model. Listen to see if it is making patients healthier.
Congratulations to David Deininger, EMHL Class of 2015, who was recently selected to participate in the National Institute of Standards and Technology's 2016 Baldrige Executive Fellows Program. Deininger is an architect and founder of 2dplanning, a healthcare facility master planning consulting practice.
EMHL '15 Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu Appointed Vice President of Medical Affairs at Carney Hospital, Steward Healthcare Network
Congratulations to Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu, EMHL Class of 2015, who recently joined Carney Hospital in the Steward Health Care Network as Vice President of Medical Affairs in Dorchester, MA. His move to Massachusetts puts him at the heart of a booming and innovative healthcare sector.
Bloodbuy Announces $3.75 Million Strategic Financing involving Premier and St. Joseph Health, and Announces Strategic Relationship with Premier
Christopher Godfrey, EMHL '15 Graduate and founder and CEO of Bloodbuy, recently announced that Bloodbuy has closed a strategic funding round involving Premier Supply Chain Improvement, Inc. and St. Joseph Health. Bloodbuy was Godfrey's Critical Challenge Project while he was an EMHL student. It is a healthcare information technology company that operates a cloud-based platform connecting hospitals and blood centers nationwide.
Congratulations to Christopher J. McManus, EMHL Class of 2016 student, for his recent appointment as Assistant Administrator for Roger Williams Medical Center's CharterCARE Health Partners. With extensive health-related experience in operations and continuous improvement, McManus will share responsibility for general operations and management of all the hospital and related facilities.
Healthcare in Context: Practice Perspectives on Population Health and Healthcare Disparities from a Connecticut Physician
Natalie Achong, EMHL '16, published a featured article in Executive Insight covering practice perspectives on population health and healthcare disparities.
Congratualtions to Brown EMHL Executive Director and Academic Director, Dr. Judy Bentkover on the extensive press coverage of a recently published Harvard Review of Psychiatry report about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The article, Consumer Information and Treatment Resources for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Within Reach but Not Grasp highlights underserved groups' critical needs for greater access to resources and information about PTSD.
Glenn Pascual, EMHL Class of 2016 student, recently received two honors for innovation and leadership in healthcare. He was awarded the Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) Award by Nurse.com. In addition, Glenn accepted Kaiser Permanente's designation as one of three finalists for the National Research Corporation (NRC) Innovation Best Practice Award.
Congratulations to EMHL '16 Matthew Smith, MD, on a busy Fall semester. In addition to completing his EMHL Critical Challenge Project, Dr. Smith successfully increased public awareness about non-opioid treatment for spine pain management.
NBC4 News Spreads the Word about Clear Health Advisors, Co-Founded by EMHL '16 Student, Byrdie Lifson-Pompan
NBC4 in Los Angeles recently ran a story about the growth of healthcare consultants committed to helping patients navigate the complexity of today's healthcare world. The story focused on Clear Health Advisors, co-founded by Byrdie Lifson-Pompan, EMHL Class of 2016, and the life-saving service that they provided to Los Angeles resident Delinah Hurwitz.
Dr. Natalie Achong, EMHL '16, was selected as one of only three presenters by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) for their new Health Equity Track at the 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare. She reported on research she conducted for the Connecticut State Medical Society as part of her Critical Challenge Project (CCP) in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program.
Brown President Christina Paxson at Dr. Natalie Achong, EMHL '16, CCP Presentation on Groundbreaking Research on Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Brown University President Christina Paxson recently attended Dr. Natalie Achong's EMHL final presentation of her extensive research to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in postpartum care and readmissions on Connecticut hospitals.
We all know that building your professional network is critical to achieve career goals and impact the healthcare industry. But, to many of us, identifying and making these important connections often seems like a daunting task. In this interview, find out how Dr. Heather Marshall, EMHL Alum '15 and Southwest Associate Regional Medical Director, Island Medical Management, leveraged her EMHL network to help secure a national appointment on the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Task Force on Health Care Financing.
Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu, Professor and Chief of Urology at Howard University and Class of 2015 graduate of Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) program, will be recognized by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) for his outstanding work on coordinating opiate addiction care in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Heather Marshall, EMHL Class of 2015, recently assumed a new position as the Southwest Associate Regional Medical Director at Island Medical Management. "I'm thrilled to be working in the area of my EMHL studies- alternative payment models- and implementing policy based on this expertise, " said Dr. Marshall.
Doreen Wiggins, EMHL '15 Alum, reflects on how she focused her Critical Challenge Project on a cancer survivorship program designed for women cancer survivors across the cancer spectrum.
Brenda Melone, EMHL '15 Alum, discusses the transition of the US healthcare industry from ICD-9 to ICD-10 billing code sets and how will it impact the reimbursement processes for physicians, hospitals, and other entities in the healthcare sector.
We are proud to announce that Jefferson "Jeff" Knott, EMHL '16 recently assumed a new position as a Clinical Officer at the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), a health care cost containment agency in Boston with the goal of better health and better care at a lower cost across the Commonwealth.
Representative Toby Barker, EMHL Class of 2015, won with 88% of the votes in the Mississippi House District 102 Republican Primary. "To grow our economy and generate jobs, we need to strengthen our health and education services based on policies that are forward-looking and rooted in data, not short-term pressures," said Representative Toby Barker. "Brown's EMHL gave me the opportunity to delve into evidence-based policy and budgeting and use this knowledge to create a platform for dialogue on the many issues facing Mississippi in health reform."
Jackie Ejuwa, EMHL Class of 2017, was recently named Senior Director, Mandates Compliance in the Mandates Control Group (MCG) at Blue Shield of California. Jackie will lead day-to-day operations of MCG, a new team responsible for ensuring implementation and compliance with mandates from the federal and state governments including Medicare, and from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Covered California.
Jackie is a registered pharmacist with more than 25 years of experience. During her 11 years at Blue Shield of California she developed expertise in pharmacy benefit design, implementation and claim adjudication, prior authorization operations, and pharmacy benefit strategic projects. She is co-founder of Blue Shield's Black Employee Network and chairs their Mentoring and Development Program. Jackie's expertise is valued by her colleagues in the EMHL Class of 2017.
"Jackie was selected for this key strategic role because of her in-depth experience in health plan industry standards and best practices as well as her proven success in rapidly completing high priority projects," said Seth Jacobs, Senior VP and General Counsel, Blue Shield of California.
Congratulations to Dr. Heather Marshall, EMHL Class of 2015 graduate, on her appointment to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Task Force on Health Care Financing and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). Currently an attending Emergency Physician and Chief of Staff Elect at Tacoma General Hospital, Dr. Marshall was chosen for this Task Force based on her expertise in APMs that she developed throughout her EMHL coursework.
The School of Professional Studies welcomes 26 highly accomplished professionals to the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2017.
Community Health Center Movement Turns 50: Celebrate its roots with Toni McGuire, EMHL Faculty and Executive Board Chair of MA League of Community Health Centers
Toni McGuire, an EMHL faculty member and Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center president and CEO, is at the epicenter of Massachusetts' celebration of National Health Center Week. As the Executive Board Chair of MA League of Community Health Centers, Toni is playing a major role in the League's announcement of a four-month long statewide celebration campaign of the health center movement's 50th anniversary.
Christine Hansen, Chief Operating Officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Center and Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) Class of 2017 student, is overseeing the implementation of the NextGen Health Information Exchange and NextGen Patient Portal for improved communications with other health providers and with patients.
Meryl Moss, Chief Operating Officer at Coastal Medical and Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) Class of 2015 graduate, recently spoke with Providence Business News about her experience in Brown's EMHL program and how it informed her work at Coastal Medical.
Watson Institute Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Political Science Richard Arenberg writes in this blog post on The Hill, "After the 2016 presidential elections, if a Republican is elected, it is more likely than not that both houses will continue to have Republican majorities. Then the probability of Democratic filibusters in the Senate to frustrate any new president's efforts to repeal the health reform law will come into play. Therefore, the temptation for Republican presidential candidates to promise overturning the filibuster rule in order to please the GOP base is great."
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the portion of the Affordable Care Act that allows the government to subsidize insurance costs for certain patient populations. In this blog post, Judy Bentkover, PhD, Executive Director and Academic Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, discusses what this means for students in Brown's EMHL program.
EMHL Graduate Meryl Moss, COO at Coastal Medical, recently testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about the value and effectiveness of Electronic Health Records.
Physicians Interactive Chairman and CEO Donato Tramuto appointed to Brown University EMHL Advisory Committee
Physicians Interactive (PI) leading provider of insight-driven digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers is pleased to announce that the company's Chairman and CEO Donato Tramuto is joining an influential group of business and medical leaders at Brown University to advise academia on issues surrounding the healthcare community, industry, and policy.
Brown University's School of Professional Studies named Donato Tramuto of Physicians Interactive, Chiledum Ahaghotu, MD, of Howard University, and Brian Napolitano of Massachusetts General Hospital as new members of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) advisory committee. The EMHL advisory committee comprises top-level professionals from healthcare industries, foundations, and academia who provide insight into the demands of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape to ensure that the program offers students broad business and industry knowledge, and develops in them the leadership skills necessary to lead the transformation of the healthcare industry.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard 'Jay' Flanagan, a medical resource management executive with more than 25 years of experience, as the new Assistant Dean of Health Programs at Brown University's School of Professional Studies. Mr. Flanagan will guide the development of new post-graduate programs for health professionals and those with career aspirations in healthcare, and oversee the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) program. Mr. Flanagan is a recent graduate of the EMHL program.
Brown University's School of Professional Studies announced today that Jon Kingsdale, one of the nation's foremost authorities on health reform and healthcare policy, has joined the faculty of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) program.
Evidence from around the world has increasingly supported that strong primary care systems lead to better health outcomes at a lower cost, but an estimated 65 million Americans live in areas that do not have enough primary care specialists to support the population. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is a system created to overcome many of these challenges.
Meryl Moss is the Chief Operating Officer at Coastal Medical, a primary care-driven accountable care organization (ACO) formed in 1995 with the merger of seven medical practices. Meryl is also an Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2015 graduate, who originally enrolled in the program to learn and apply the new skills necessary to propel forward the methodical, in-depth strategic planning process necessary to completely reorganize the way the organization delivered care to patients. Now, physician-owned and -governed Coastal Medical delivers primary care to 120,000 patients through its network of 19 offices and ancillary sites offering lab work, imaging and billing assistance.
With a key New Year enrollment deadline having passed at HealthSource RI, the state-based health insurance exchange has managed to hold on to most of its first-year subscribers despite having taken an unusual gamble.
EMHL Program Director and Former Assistant Operations Director for the exchange, Angela Sherwin, offers up her insight.
EMHL Class of 2015 student, Stephen Defossez, named to Top MHA's Vice President of Clinical Integration
Steven Defossez, MD, and student in the EMHL Class of 2015, has been named MHA's vice president of clinical integration, effective December 31, 2014. In this role, Defossez will provide value to, and enhance collaboration with, hospital-affiliated medical practices, and will also serve as a liaison to hospital-employed physicians. He is a radiologist and MRI specialist, and served multiple terms as Medical Staff President at Northeast Hospital Corp. During Northeast's affiliation with Lahey Health, he led the facility's physician engagement effort.
Chip Newman, Area Finance Officer at Central Valley Service Area at Kaiser Permanente and Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2015 student, recently appeared on the cover of the November/December 2014 issue of Healthcare Finance News. In the article, Chip highlights the need for the healthcare finance community to find the right balance between quality, service and affordability, and that the best ideas help improve all three.
Ensuring Value for Stakeholders: Navigate potential penalties and rewards via value-based purchasing
Joseph Coyne, adjunct professor of Healthcare Leadership, recently authored an article that appeared in the December 2014 issue of Executive Insight magazine. In the article, Coyne discusses two Medicare value-based purchasing programs; The Hospital Readmisions Reduction Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program.
The 2015 Commencement remains months away, but for many students who have completed their academic work this semester, it's not too soon to celebrate that milestone.
As one of the last events arranged during the final on-campus study session for the EMHL Class of 2015, students took a tour of Blackstone Valley Community Health Care in Pawtucket, a community health center only a few miles down the road from the Brown campus. What they found astounded many of them: a community health center that serves about 15,000 patients a year, where many of the transformative ideas on health care that they had wrestled with in the classroom were being applied in practice successfully.
Matthew J. Smith, MD, a student in the EMHL Class of 2016, was recently pushlished in PM&R Journal, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This content analysis shows that the concepts emphasized in the HCIA projects parallel fundamental physiatric principles. The findings may help physiatrists understand how reform is unfolding, prepare for the evolving health care landscape, and recognize future opportunities.
Brown University School of Professional Studies announced today that Christopher Godfrey, a student in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) program, is a finalist in the Harvard Forum on Health Care Innovation, Health Acceleration Challenge. The Challenge invites innovative ideas that can transform the health care delivery system, and split a $150,000 award among the 4 finalists selected from 478 entries.
An article by Chris "Chip" Neuman, EMHL class of 2015 and Area Finance Office, Kaiser Permanente.
Meryl Moss, EMHL Class of 2015, talks about embracing the transition to patient centered care and moving away from the traditional fee-for-service payment/care model.
EMHL Class of 2016 student, Linea Johnson, discusses her personal journey navigating the mental health landscape and explains why advocating for the health and well-being of those diagnosed with mental illness is at the forefront of her health advocacy work.
On August 8, 2014, we welcomed Brown University's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2016 to campus. During this event, Dr. Ira Wilson led a wide ranging panel discussion of the new and unique challenges confronting health care leaders today. Explored were the defining qualities of effective healthcare leadership amid a changing healthcare landscape.
William Looney cites Brown's EMHL curriculum and student body as transformative and empowering. He discusses how the program brings together mid-career health professionals with diverse interests, skills and capabilities to challenge healthcare's status quo.
David A. De Simone has been named senior vice president of organizational transformation and chief legal officer for CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township.
Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program director, Angela Sherwin, weighs in on EHRs and the health reform law.
Christopher Godfrey, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bloodbuy, and a member of the Brown University Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2015, spoke at the 2014 Healthcare Dealmakers Conference in Dallas, TX. Chris' new venture builds on his Critical Challenge Project conducted throughout the Healthcare Leadership program. His conference presentation elaborated on how Bloodbuy has applied disruptive innovation theories to transform the delivery of healthcare services.
An executive master's program from Brown University creates leaders in the healthcare space.
Jun Sutherland, a current student in the EMHL Class of 2015, discusses how learning and education are key criteria in selecting thoughtful and sustainable healthcare partnerships in the April issue of Executive Insight.
David A. De Simone, ESQ., a student in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2015, recently accepted the position of Senior Vice President of Organizational Transformation and Chief Legal Officer at CentraState Health System in Freehold, New Jersey. Mr. De Simone will provide strategic leadership and help integrate CentraState's ACO, MSO, and PHO efforts in the development of a small group health offering for local businesses and the health insurance exchange.
EMHL Faculty member Mark Schneider discusses cloud-based EMR systems in the April issue of Executive Insight.
Angela Sherwin, program director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, provides her thoughts on the Rhode Island exchange.
Tenny Thomas, MD, a current student in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2015, was recently appointed Chief of Emergency Medicine at Morton Hospital, a Steward Family Hospital, located in Taunton, MA. Each year, more than 55,000 patients are seen in Morton Hospital's Emergency Department, which is staffed by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other health professionals who are all highly trained and dedicated to treating patients in the emergency setting.
Angela Sherwin, program director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, provides her thoughts on the future of exchanges and where stakeholder opportunities lie.
Following the Dec. 31 federal deadline for health care coverage registration, approximately 32,000 Rhode Islanders have signed up for health insurance using the HealthSource R.I. marketplace. Angela Sherwin, program director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, shares her thoughts on the progress of the exchange here in Rhode Island.
EMHL Class of 2015 student receives American College of Healthcare Executive's Regents Award in Rhode Island
Meryl Moss, Chief Operating Officer of Coastal Medical Group of Rhode Island and Brown University Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2015 student, was honored with the annual "Regent's Award" at a dinner celebration Thursday, January 16th by the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) – Rhode Island Chapter. The award recognized Meryl for her leadership role in advancing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care at Coastal Medical, as well as for supporting Coastal Medical's use of Health Information Technology.
Brown's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program accepted as a member of the ACHE Higher Education Network
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network is a collaborative effort between ACHE and healthcare administration programs to provide a valuable experience for students. Participation in the ACHE Higher Education Network entitles health administration programs to a variety of resources and tools that enhance networking opportunities, access to continuing education and exposure to current healthcare management issues.
Dr. Judy Bentkover, Executive and Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, shares her thoughts.
Angela Sherwin, program director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, shares her thoughts on the progress of the state-based exchanges.
Angela Sherwin, program director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and who was deeply involved in the development of Rhode Island and Massachusetts' state exchanges, shares her thoughts.
Mark Schneider, faculty member in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, comments on the value of a medical practice with an electronic health record system already in place.
Angela Sherwin, Program Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, comments on the early weeks of the healthcare exchange.
We are pleased to announce that Angela Sherwin has joined as the new program director for the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership.
The first class of 28 students from 14 states began their studies in the new Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program at Brown University on Aug. 9 as part of special convocation.
Dr. Judy Bentkover, Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, on how collaboration and accountability are key to improving healthcare.
Dr. David Dosa, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School and a course instructor in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, discusses independent living communities, specifically Glenwood Gardens in Bakersfield, CA, and their policy to not conduct CPR in medical emergencies.
Dr. Judy Bentkover, Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, on the challenges of creating a new healthcare system.
Dr. David Dosa, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School and a course instructor in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, discusses assisted living facility regulations and how they often prohibit certain types of care.
In the February print edition of Becker's Hospital Review, Dr. Judy Bentkover, Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, discusses the characteristics of effective healthcare leadership. This article also appeared on www.beckershospitalreview.com on 11/29.
Dr. Judy Bentkover, Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, on health care exchanges.
Dr. Judy Bentkover, Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, on health care exchanges.
Brown University's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program has announced the members of its newly established advisory committee.
Brown University's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program has appointed a nine-member advisory committee.
Dr. Judy Bentkover, Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, discusses the characteristics of effective healthcare leadership.
Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Professor Mark Schneider discusses healthcare post- election.
Dr. Apurv Gupta, Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Healthcare Leadership at Brown University, discusses the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program.
Program Director of Brown's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program talks about the goals and outcomes sought for the new program.
Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Profess or Dr. Judy Bentkover reacts to the Supreme Court health law ruling.
Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Professor Dr. Judy Bentkover reacts to the Supreme Court health law ruling.
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