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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.
EMHL Class of 2015 graduate Dr. Chiledum Ahaghotu – Professor and Chair of Urology and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at Howard University – 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.
EMHL Executive Director, Dr. Bentkover, on Consumer Access to PTSD Resources: Within Reach but Not Grasp
Dr. Judith D. Bentkover, Executive Director and Academic Director for the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program, recently co-authored a revealing article about the critical need for greater access to resources and information about post traumatic stress disorder.
Breast cancer- it's a difficult diagnosis to hear but Christine Grogan, EMHL Class of 2016, is helping women learn about their options for breast reconstruction and the resources available to them. Through her EMHL Critical Challenge Project, Christine is working on launching BRAVE, Breast Restoration AdVocacy and Education, a 501c3 organization that will raise awareness among women about their rights to access information and financial support for breast reconstruction.
Every Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership class includes a diverse group of professionals from across the health industry who possess a broad range of education and experience. To achieve this goal, scholarship funding is awarded to select candidates.
To be considered for the first round of scholarship awards, applicants must submit completed program and scholarship applications by January 15, 2016. Please contact our program advising team for the necessary scholarship application. The EMHL advising team can be reached at 401-863-2700 or ExecMasters@brown.edu.
Those who apply to the EMHL Class of 2018 after the priority scholarship deadline may still be considered for a scholarship award, but priority consideration will be given to those applying by the deadline.
Students entering the program may also be eligible for federal loans, veteran’s program benefits, or other scholarship assistance.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The School of Professional Studies welcomes 26 highly accomplished professionals to the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership Class of 2017.
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 & 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.
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.
An executive master's program from Brown University creates leaders in the healthcare space.
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.
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.
EMHL Faculty member Mark Schneider discusses cloud-based EMR systems in the April issue of Executive Insight.
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.
Angela Sherwin, program director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, provides her thoughts on the Rhode Island exchange.
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.
Angela Sherwin, program director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership, provides her thoughts on the future of exchanges and where stakeholder opportunities lie.
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.
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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