The Role of Clinicians in Care Design and Delivery | Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA

Meet Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA

Dr. Shrestha, leads the Atrium Health enterprise strategy, including planning and tactical direction for strategic roadmap and beyond. In addition, he spearheads a renewed focus on innovation, launching new healthcare inventions, discoveries and ideas to benefit patients and the communities Atrium Health serves. Dr. Shrestha is a respected thought leader and visionary in the field of healthcare information technology and was recently recognized as “Executive of the Year” by Healthcare Dive and was acknowledged as one of the “Top 20 Health IT Leaders Driving Change” and as a “Top Healthcare Innovator” by InformationWeek. In addition, he is on the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and is the Chairman of the HIMSS Innovation Committee, and Co-chair of Health Datapalooza.

 

Population Health & Precision Medicine

I try to focus on is bringing the right balance between population health on one side and precision medicine or personalized care on the other side. With population health what you essentially try to do is decrease the variations in care. Whereas, with precision medicine for that N of 1, you’re trying to increase the variations
— Rasu Shrestha MD MBA

The Role of Clinicians in Care Design & Delivery

Healthcare is moving from paternalistic care to more of a participatory care approach. I think that’s very important not just because we’re dealing with the specifics of what we as clinicians believe is in the best interest of that person, patient, etc., but what’s in the best interest of that human being
— Rasu Shrestha MD MBA

This interview was filmed at the 2018 Connected Health Conference in partnership with the Society for Participatory Medicine

Provider Strategies on Community Partnerships and SDOH

The buzzword of social determinants has demonstrated a shift in health care toward a greater focus on the person outside the patient. Health and provider organizations have found that a persons zip code is as much an indicator of health as their genetic code and that social barriers must be addressed to obtain the best outcomes.

Here are some conversations captured at #CCTC on how providers are addressing SDOH and demonstrating measurable ROI through creating successful partnerships, utilizing actionable data, and implementing sustainable health initiatives. For more lineup of speakers visit World Congress website.

Brian Bragg
Vice President, Behavioral Health and Community Integration
Access Community Health Network

Brian is a member of the Access Community Health Network Medical Operations Leadership Team, shepherding a variety of programs focused on men's health, maternal and child health, behavioral health, and infectious disease. His portfolio now includes the development and implementation of initiatives to address the social determinants affecting the health of the patients served by the organization.


Debbie Welle-Powell
Chief Population Health Officer
Essentia Health

In this role, she is responsible for integrating our community health strategy with population health. She works with market leaders, payer partners and community stakeholders to develop community-based population health and risk sharing models that focus on wellness and disease prevention for better health outcomes - with focus given to social determinants and our most vulnerable and needy populations.


Julianna Sellett is the Vice President of Community Health Initiatives for the Carle Health System.

She has over 28 years of health care experience, with special interest in organizational strategy, systems management, performance improvement, population health, as well as cross-sector community integration. Her current work focuses on improving the health, educational achievement, and economic prosperity of disadvantaged populations, with special focus on early childhood development. She is a Registered Nurse (RN) with a Doctoral degree in Nursing Practice (DNP), Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN), and Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and is Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP).