Date January 18, 2017
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Brown names new academic director for Healthcare Leadership program

Dr. Peter Hollmann will serve as the new academic director of the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program at the Brown University School of Professional Studies.

Dr. Peter Hollman
Dr. Peter Hollmann
Courtesy University Medicine

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University has named Dr. Peter Hollman as the new academic director of its Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) program.

“We are very pleased Dr. Hollmann will serve as the academic director for the Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership program,” said Karen Sibley, vice president for strategic initiatives and dean of the School of Professional Studies at Brown. “With his vast health care experience as a physician, administrator and innovator, Peter understands what it takes to deliver quality health care and organizational success, and he will ensure that EMHL continues to meet the needs of healthcare professionals in these rapidly changing times.”

Hollmann is chief medical officer for University Medicine, a Rhode Island-based academic and patient care medical group practice with more than 200 physicians in a dozen medical specialties. He helps define the strategy and direction of the organization in the delivery of health care services; performance improvement activities; and the development of clinical programs. Hollmann is assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine in the Warren Alpert Medical School and maintains a geriatric primary care practice in East Providence, R.I.

Hollmann earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Brown University. Since then he has gained more than 25 years of experience in medical management. He served as associate chief medical officer at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, where his major duties involved practice transformation, payment methods and system/coding implementation. He also served as medical director for a long-term care hospital, skilled nursing facility and hospital-based home care company.

“We are at a critical inflection point in health care and it is imperative that we address the big questions of access, quality and cost thoughtfully and creatively,” Hollman said. “Now is the time to engage more intensely with colleagues from across health care who face these challenges every day. I am very excited about taking this leadership position in Brown’s Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership program and being part of the solution.”

Hollmann currently serves on the American Medical Association/Specialty Society Resource-Based Relative Value Scale Update Committee, is co-chair of the AMA Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group and is past chair of Current Procedural Terminology Editorial Panel. He is also a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Geriatrics Measures Advisory Panel. He is secretary of the board of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), an AGS fellow and American College of Physicians fellow. He chaired the AGS Public Policy Committee, founded the AGS Practice Management Advisory Group and was a founding member of the AGS Quality Committee. Hollmann has been active in creating geriatric measures for Medicare and NCQA.

On the Care Transformation Collaborative of Rhode Island, Hollmann co-chairs the Data and Evaluation Committee of the multi-payer Patient-Centered Medical Home demonstration project. He also serves on the board of the Rhode Island Medical Society and is the representative to the American Medical Association House of Delegates.

The Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership degree program builds on Brown University’s multidisciplinary strength in public health and policy, health economics and evidence-based medicine. It prepares practitioners in clinical care, hospital and system administration, insurance, the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, and from legal, consulting and patient advocacy settings to address the rapidly evolving health care environment and to build innovative, sustainable solutions to pressing challenges in their organizations and across health care.