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July 27, 2015 Providence 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, 2015 The 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, 2015 Brown 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, 2015 Brown 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, 2015 Brown 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, 2015 Brown 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, 2015 Brown 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, 2015 EMHL

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, 2015 Clinical 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, 2015 Providence 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, 2015 Massachusetts 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, 2015 Healthcare 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, 2014 Executive 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, 2014 Brown 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, 2014 ConvergenceRI

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, 2014 PM&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, 2014 Brown 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, 2014 Becker'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, 2014 Executive 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, 2014 The 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, 2014 EMHL 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, 2014 Pharmexec.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, 2014 Asbury 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, 2014 Physicians 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, 2014 Brown Medicine Magazine

Change Makers

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

May 20, 2014 EMHL

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. 

April 24, 2014 EMHL

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, 2014 Executive Insight

Cloud-Based EMR

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

April 24, 2014 Executive 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 1, 2014 Brown 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, 2014 EMHL

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, 2014 Managed 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 28, 2014 EMHL

EMHL Class of 2015 student appointed to Pathways to Wellness Executive Board

Kirti Patel, MD, Obstetrician/Gynecologist at UMASS Memorial-Health Alliance Hospital and current Brown University Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2015 student, was recently appointed to the executive board of Pathways to Wellness. Pathways to Wellness, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to providing equal access to high quality holistic care in Boston, MA.

January 23, 2014 Brown 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, 2014 EMHL

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, 2014 EMHL

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.

11/26/13 The 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.

11/4/13 Governing.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.

10/21/13 Providence 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.

10/17/13 Healthcare 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.

10/11/13 Clinical 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.

9/12/13 EMHL

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. 

8/19/13 Providence 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.

4/3/13 Hospital 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.

3/7/13 USA 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.

2/20/13 Hospital 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.

2/14/13 The 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.

2/1/13 Becker'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.

1/31/13 Clinical 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.

1/29/13 Clinical 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.

12/14/12 GoLocalProv.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. 

12/13/12 Brown University

Nine named to healthcare leadership panel

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

11/29/12 Becker'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.

11/8/12 HealthLeaders

The Election is Over, But Not The Shouting

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

10/25/12 Brown 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.

10/15/12 Providence 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.

10/15/12 Clinical Innovation+Technology

Brown to offer new healthcare leadership masters program

Program Announcement

7/5/12 Providence Journal

Executive health-care program coming to Brown

Program Announcement

6/28/12 WPRI

"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.

6/28/12 GoLocalProv.com

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare – Complete Reaction

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

6/19/12 Inside Higher Ed

New Programs: Healthcare Leadership

Program Announcement

6/15/12 Bloomberg BusinessWeek

B-School Highlights: June 15

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

6/14/12 GoLocalProv.com

Brown Launches Executive Master’s Program

Program Announcement