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July 18, 2016Brown University

Industry First: Brown University and RI Launch New Dashboard for Overdose Crisis

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.

Read more here.

July 15, 2016Brown University

Andrea Wooding, EMHL Class of 2017, Joins Blue Shield of California

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.

Wooding will be involved in the determining Blue Shield’s approach to compliance with a wide range of mandates, including federal and state government, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and California’s Health Insurance Marketplace (Covered California). With this opportunity Wooding will leverage the strategic planning and healthcare policy knowledge she acquired earlier this year in Brown University’s Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program.

July 15, 2016Providence Business News

Brown Medical School: RI Hospital Meets the Behavioral Needs of Students at School Level

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.

To find out how Bradley School students are slowly reintegrated back into the traditional classrooms and their plans for expanding the school nationally, read the rest of this Providence Business News article, Bradley outpatient expansion meeting a growing need.

July 13, 2016Brown University

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.

July 8, 2016Brown University

Industry First: Brown University and RI Launch New

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.

Professor Terrie Fox Wetle, dean of the School of Public Health and member of the EMHL Steering Committee, joined Raimondo and other state health leaders in announcing the comprehensive overdose prevention campaign, including the new site.
Addiction has been the focus of a number of our EMHL alumni CCPs and work. A couple examples:

EMHL '15 Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Carney Hospital, Steward Healthcare Network developed a multidisciplinary collaborative between Howard University and a community-based medical practice in an impoverished section of Washington, D.C., focused on linking patients receiving treatment for chronic opiate addiction to comprehensive healthcare services. His CCP, entitled The Buprenorphine Integrated Care Delivery Project was recently selected as one of eight winners of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership's 2015 Leadership Challenge, Leading Together. Dr. Ahaghotu presented his project at the Leadership Challenge conference in Chicago this November, outlining the professional collaboration and care coordination needed to implement this initiative. (Read more here.)
Opioid addiction is also the focus of EMHL '16 Dr. Matthew Smith's CCP and practice as a physician at East Greenwich Spine and Sport in Rhode Island. You can view his presentation on the subject at a Brown Alpert Medical School forum and learn about his lobbying efforts here.

To find out how you can join the cutting edge EMHL conversation about opioids and addiction, Contact an Admission Advisor: 401-863-2700/ExecMasters@brown.edu

You can read more about this dashboard at News from Brown.

June 13, 2016Modern Healthcare

Dr. Anthony Napoli, EMHL

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.

June 3, 2016Brown University

Congratulations School of Professional Studies Graduates and Alumni!

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.

May 19, 2016Brown University

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.

May 9, 2016Executive Insight

Learning Leadership in the 21st Century

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.

April 27, 2016Brown University

EMHL '15 Deborah (Pfeifle) Watkins Advancing Solutions for Medicare Secondary Payer Market"

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.

April 22, 2016Managed Healthcare Executive

EMHL Professor: UnitedHealth's Exit from Obamacare Marketplaces "of Modest Significance"

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.

April 11, 2016Brown University

CCP Startup Wins Harvard's 2015 Health Acceleration Challenge; Secures $3.74M in Financing

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:

March 16, 2016Brown University

Health Policy and Presidential Politics: The Importance of Independents

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.

March 10, 2016RI Public Radio

The Pulse: Can a Patient-Centered Medical Home Make You Healthier?

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.

March 1, 2016Brown University

EMHL '15 David Deininger Selected to Participate in the 2016 Baldrige Executive Fellows Program

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.

February 24, 2016Brown University

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.

February 17, 2016Business Wire

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.

January 20, 2016Brown University

EMHL '16 Christopher McManus Assumes New Senior Administrative Role at CharterCARE

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.

January 19, 2016Executive Insight

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.

January 12, 2016Brown University

Beyond Vets: Dr. Bentkover Raises Awareness about PTSD

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.

January 5, 2016Brown University

Glenn Pascual, EMHL '16, recognized for Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare

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.

December 22, 2015Brown University

Leading the Charge Against Chronic Spine Pain and Opioid Addiction - EMHL '16 Dr. Matthew Smith

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.

December 17, 2015NBC4, Los Angeles

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.

December 11, 2015Brown University

Dr. Natalie Achong, EMHL '16 Presents on IHI's First Health Equity Track

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.

December 10, 2015Brown University

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.

October 26, 2015Brown University

Want to Impact Healthcare? Build your Network | An interview with EMHL Alum, Dr. Heather Marshall

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.

October 20, 2015Brown University

Chiledum Ahaghotu, EMHL '15, Recognized by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership

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.

October 15, 2015Brown University

EMHL '15 Alum Named Southwest Associate Regional Medical Director at Island Medical Management

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.

October 8, 2015Brown University

Leveraging Breast Cancer Advances Across the Cancer Spectrum

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.

October 1, 2015Brown University

The Y2K of Medical Record Documentation Hits Today!

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.

September 22, 2015Brown University

Jefferson Knott, EMHL'15, Named as Clinical Officer at Massachusetts Health Policy Commission

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.

August 19, 2015Brown University

EMHL '15 Alum Toby Barker Wins Landslide Victory in Mississippi House Primary

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."

August 17, 2015Brown University

EMHL Class of 2017 Student, Jackie Ejuwa, Named as Senior Director, Mandates Compliance in the MCG

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.

August 17, 2015Brown University

Dr. Heather Marshall, EMHL '15 Alum, Appointed to ACEP National Task Force

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.

August 14, 2015Brown University

Welcome EMHL Class of 2017

The School of Professional Studies welcomes 26 highly accomplished professionals to the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2017.

August 14, 2015Brown University

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.

August 13, 2015Brown University

National Health Center Week: On the Cutting Edge with Christine Hansen, EMHL '17

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.

July 27, 2015Providence Business News

Five Questions With: Meryl Moss

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.

July 6, 2015The Hill

Obama Care and the Reid rule

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."

June 27, 2015Brown University

ACA Victory Paves Way for Progress on Real Challenges

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.

June 25, 2015Brown University

EMHL Class of 2015 Graduate Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee

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.

May 26, 2015Brown University

Physicians Interactive Chairman & CEO Donato Tramuto appointed to Brown University's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership 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 one of the foremost forces in the world today healthcare.

May 12, 2015Brown University

Healthcare Leaders Join Brown University Executive Master's Advisory Committee

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.

May 5, 2015Brown University

Recent EMHL Graduate Appointed Assistant Dean of Health Programs

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.

March 25, 2015EMHL

Jon Kingsdale Joins Faculty of Brown University's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership 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.

January 30, 2015Clinical Innovation and Technology

How to Create a Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Case Study from Coastal Medical

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.

January 14, 2015Providence Journal

Despite gamble, HealthSource RI pleased with signups at start of 2015

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.

January 7, 2015Massachusetts Hospital Association

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.

January 6, 2015Healthcare Finance News

Quality and Cost: Linking Operations to Financial Strategy

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.

December 10, 2014Executive Insight

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.

December 9, 2014Brown University

Students mark midyear degree completions

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.

December 8, 2014ConvergenceRI

Executive Master Program in Health Care Leadership finds answers close to home

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.

December 1, 2014PM&R

Content Analysis of CMS Healthcare Innovation Awards From a Physiatric Perspective

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.

November 20, 2014Brown University

EMHL Class of 2015 Student Receives Prestigious Harvard Health Care Innovation Challenge Award

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.

September 9, 2014Becker's Hospital Review

CFO perspective: Finding savings in the annual operating budget

An article by Chris "Chip" Neuman, EMHL class of 2015 and Area Finance Office, Kaiser Permanente.

August 25, 2014Executive Insight

Patient-Centered Medical Home Success

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.

August 17, 2014The Seattle Times

Guest: Mental illness does not mean your life is over

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.

August 9, 2014EMHL Class of 2016 Convocation Panel Discussion

Convocation Panel Discussion: Challenges in Healthcare Leadership

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.

August 1, 2014Pharmexec.com

Brown University's Masters in Healthcare Leadership: A Mission to Transform

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.

July 20, 2014Asbury Park Press

Chief Legal Officer Chosen at CentraState

David A. De Simone has been named senior vice president of organizational transformation and chief legal officer for CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold Township.

June 12, 2014Physicians Practice

Standing Your Ground Amid Healthcare Reform, pgs 10-13

Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program director, Angela Sherwin, weighs in on EHRs and the health reform law.

May 20, 2014EMHL

EMHL Class of 2015 student presents at Healthcare Dealmakers Conference

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.

May 20, 2014Brown Medicine Magazine

Change Makers

An executive master's program from Brown University creates leaders in the healthcare space.

April 24, 2014Executive Insight

Addressing the Healthcare Learning Gap

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.

April 24, 2014EMHL

EMHL Class of 2015 student appointed SVP of Organizational Transformation and Chief Legal Officer

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.

April 22, 2014Executive Insight

Cloud-Based EMR

EMHL Faculty member Mark Schneider discusses cloud-based EMR systems in the April issue of Executive Insight.

April 1, 2014Brown Daily Herald

RI exceeds health insurance sign-up target

Angela Sherwin, program director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, provides her thoughts on the Rhode Island exchange.

March 31, 2014EMHL

EMHL Class of 2015 student appointed Chief of Emergency Medicine

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.

March 1, 2014Managed Healthcare Executive

Exchanges make progress for the future

Angela Sherwin, program director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, provides her thoughts on the future of exchanges and where stakeholder opportunities lie.

January 23, 2014Brown Daily Herald

Health care enrollment on track to meet federal targets

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.

January 16, 2014EMHL

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.

January 14, 2014EMHL

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.

November 26, 2013The Fiscal Times

6 Ways Obamacare Is Changing Mental Health Coverage

Dr. Judy Bentkover, Executive and Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, shares her thoughts.

November 4, 2013Governing.com

State-Run Health Exchanges Overcoming Their Glitches

Angela Sherwin, program director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, shares her thoughts on the progress of the state-based exchanges.

October 21, 2013Providence Business News

HealthSource RI working to expand website search tools

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.

October 17, 2013Healthcare Finance News

Selling a medical practice?

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.

October 11, 2013Clinical Innovation and Technology

HIX Review, new innovation efforts

Angela Sherwin, Program Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, comments on the early weeks of the healthcare exchange.

September 12, 2013EMHL

Angela Sherwin Appointed EMHL Program Director

We are pleased to announce that Angela Sherwin has joined as the new program director for the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership.

August 19, 2013Providence Business News

Brown begins master's program in health care

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.

April 3, 2013Hospital Impact

Solve healthcare problems with collaboration, accountability

Dr. Judy Bentkover, Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, on how collaboration and accountability are key to improving healthcare.

March 7, 2013USA Today Opinion Column

CPR death highlights end-of-life decisions

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.

February 20, 2013Hospital Impact

Continuous Learning Drives Healthcare Improvement

Dr. Judy Bentkover, Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, on the challenges of creating a new healthcare system.

February 14, 2013The Health Care Blog

When is a Health Care Facility not a Health Care Facility?

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.

February 1, 2013Becker's Hospital Review

Leadership is Central to Healthcare System Reform

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.

January 31, 2013Clinical Innovation and Technology

Weekly roundup: Shifts in focus

Dr. Judy Bentkover, Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, on health care exchanges.

January 29, 2013Clinical Innovation and Technology

Exclusive: Insurance exchange mandate empowers states; more patients challenge hospitals

Dr. Judy Bentkover, Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, on health care exchanges.

December 14, 2012GoLocalProv.com

NEW: Nine Named To Brown Healthcare Leadership Panel

Brown University's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program has announced the members of its newly established advisory committee.

December 13, 2012Brown University

Nine named to healthcare leadership panel

Brown University's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program has appointed a nine-member advisory committee.

November 29, 2012Becker's Hospital Review

Leadership is Central to Healthcare System Reform

Dr. Judy Bentkover, Academic Development Director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, discusses the characteristics of effective healthcare leadership.

November 8, 2012HealthLeaders

The Election is Over, But Not The Shouting

Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Professor Mark Schneider discusses healthcare post- election.

October 25, 2012Brown Medicine Magazine

Change Leaders: Brown Launches Executive Master's Degree Program

Dr. Apurv Gupta, Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Healthcare Leadership at Brown University, discusses the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program.

October 15, 2012Providence Business News

Five Questions With: Jennifer Aizenman

Program Director of Brown's Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program talks about the goals and outcomes sought for the new program.

October 15, 2012Clinical Innovation+Technology

Brown to offer new healthcare leadership masters program

Program Announcement

July 5, 2012Providence Journal

Executive health-care program coming to Brown

Program Announcement

June 28, 2012WPRI

"Full speed ahead" on health law in RI

Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Profess or Dr. Judy Bentkover reacts to the Supreme Court health law ruling.

June 28, 2012GoLocalProv.com

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare - Complete Reaction

Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Professor Dr. Judy Bentkover reacts to the Supreme Court health law ruling.

June 19, 2012Inside Higher Ed

New Programs: Healthcare Leadership

Program Announcement

June 15, 2012Bloomberg BusinessWeek

B-School Highlights: June 15

Events and announcements from top business schools in the U.S. and around the world.

June 14, 2012GoLocalProv.com

Brown Launches Executive Master's Program

Program Announcement