Social Determinants of Health



Umbereen Nehal MD, MPH, President and Founder of the Nehal Group says improving the Social Determinants of Health takes a village. As a community health physician and pediatrician, she discusses the impact social determinants have on healthcare today. These include cultural competency and strategies for engaging and training organizations on empowering communities of need. Learn more about ACHE of Massachusetts.


What is the FACHE Credential?



Jack Bailey, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services at UMass Memorial Medical Center and Kate Fitzpatrick, FACHE, Enterprise Solutions Practice Lead at GE Healthcare share their thoughts on why they worked to obtain their Fellowship in the American College of Healthcare Executives. They discuss what the credential means to them, what impact it has had on their career and what advice they have for those considering the FACHE credential. Learn more about ACHE of Massachusetts.


Value-Based Care



Dr. Richard Parker, Chief Medical Officer at Arcadia Healthcare Solutions discusses value-based care. Value-based care has two important components: quality and price of patient care. The goal is to improve quality, but spend less. This model of care pays providers based on patient health outcomes. Dr. Parker talks about the role of data integration, alternative payment models and how to run value-based care effectively. Learn more about ACHE of Massachusetts.


Career Growth & Development



Christine Schuster, RN is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Emerson Hospital and Karen Moore, RN, FACHE is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at Lawrence General Hospital. Christine and Karen, two outstanding healthcare leaders discuss Career Growth & Development. Christine encourages those starting out in healthcare to try different types of positions. Employers will find a broad range of experiences attractive in a candidate, so don’t limit yourself! Karen talks about mentors and how they helped her in her career. She highly recommends a coach to help you grow and develop. Learn more about ACHE of Massachusetts.


Physician Burnout



Dr. Ali Raja, FACHE is the Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Raja talks about Physician Burnout which is recognized as a real problem in medicine. Ingrained in the physician culture is the idea that their patient’s health comes first. But physician’s health is also very important. We are seeing more doctors and nurses disengaging from medicine and looking outside of healthcare to live their lives. How can we fix this? Learn more about ACHE of Massachusetts.


The Patient Experience



Lisa Allen, Ph.D., Chief Patient Experience Officer at Johns Hopkins Medicine talks about the Patient Experience. She seeks to continually improve the experience of patients and their families. Did we delight or disappoint the patient? Did someone explain things in a way the patient can understand? Did the patient say their concerns were considered and that they were treated with courtesy and respect? These are just some of the elements that define the Patient Experience.
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