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Dr. David Nash

Health / Policy, Health & Healthcare, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Technology

Travels from Pennsylvania, USA

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Dr. David Nash Profile

An internationally recognized expert on outcome management, medical staff development and quality of care improvement, Dr. David Nash appears frequently on Modern Healthcare’s list of the Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare. He is the Founding Dean of the Jephson School of Population Health, an appointment that came after a twenty-year tenure on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University. He also holds the title of Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy.

Dr. Nash is highly sought-after as a consultant to both public and private sector organizations. The long-term Chair of the Technical Advisory Group of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, where he pioneered work in public reporting of outcomes, he is also on the Board of Directors at Humana Inc., one of the largest publicly traded healthcare companies in the USA. Other appointments include being on the Board of Directors of Endo Health Solutions, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, and being a board member at Main Line Health, a four-hospital system in Philadelphia. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Healthcare Partners, chairing the Board Committee on Quality and Safety.

A prolific and popular writer and speaker, Dr. Nash has an audience of over 100,000 people each month following his publications, public experiences, blog and his online column on MedPage Today. The author of over a hundred articles in prestigious journals, he has also edited twenty-two books. He currently holds the post of editor-in-chief at five of the USA’s most important medical journals, including American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health Management, P&T, Biotechnology Healthcare, and American Health and Drug Benefits.

He holds a BA in economics from Vassar College, an MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and an MBA in Health Administration (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award, the highest recognition award from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, the Elliot Stone Award for leadership in public accountability for health data from NAHDO and the Wharton Healthcare Alumni Achievement Award.

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    David B. Nash is the Founding Dean Emeritus and the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy at the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH). His 10 year tenure as Dean completes nearly 30 years on the University faculty. JCPH is dedicated to developing healthcare leaders for the future. The College offers Masters Programs in Public Health, Population Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy, Applied Health Economics and Population Health Intelligence. JCPH also offers a doctoral program in Population Health Sciences.

    A board-certified internist, Dr. Nash is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement.

    Repeatedly named to Modern Healthcare’s list of Most Powerful Persons in Healthcare, his national activities cover a wide scope. Dr. Nash is a principal faculty member for quality of care programming for the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) in Tampa, FL. He serves on the NQF Task Force on Improving Population Health and the John M. Eisenberg Award Committee for The Joint Commission. He also is a founding member of the AAMC-IQ Steering Committee, the group charged with infusing the tenets of quality and safety into medical education. Dr. Nash was recently appointed to the Executive Research Advisory Council (ERAC) of the Pharmaceutical Quality Alliance (PQA) in Washington, DC.

    Dr. Nash has governance responsibilities for organizations in the public and private sectors. He has chaired the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (HC4) for more than 20 years and he is widely recognized as a pioneer in the public reporting of outcomes. Dr. Nash has been a hospital trustee for 20 years. He served on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Healthcare Partners (now Mercy Partners), in Cincinnati, OH (1998–2008), where he was the inaugural chair of the board committee on Quality and Safety. He concluded his tenure (2009-2017) on the board of Main Line Health, a four-hospital system in suburban Philadelphia, PA, where he also chaired the board committee on Quality and Safety. He now serves on the board of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM). In 2018 he joined the board of the National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care (NIC) – a national not-for-profit to enable housing choices for elders. Finally, in 2019, he joined the AMGA Foundation Board in Arlington, VA.

    In the for-profit sector, he very recently completed nearly a decade as a member of the Board of Directors for Humana, Inc., one of the nation’s largest publicly traded healthcare companies. In 2014 he joined the board of InfoMC, a leading information technology company in suburban Philadelphia. He is on the health care advisory board for Arsenal Capital Partners in NYC and just joined the board of Tract Manager, a portfolio company of Arsenal. In late 2018 he joined the board of ANI Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded generic drug manufacturer, headquartered in Baudette, MN.

    Dr. Nash has received many awards in recognition of his achievements. He received the top recognition award from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (1995), the Philadelphia Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award (1997), and was named an honorary distinguished fellow of the American College of Physician Executives (now AAPL) in 1998. In 2006 he received the Elliot Stone Award for leadership in public accountability for health data from NAHDO. Wharton honored Dr. Nash in 2009 with the Wharton Healthcare Alumni Achievement Award and in 2012 with the Joseph Wharton Social Impact Award. Also in 2012, he received the Philadelphia Business Journal award for innovation in medical education.

    Dr. Nash’s work is well known through his many publications, public appearances, and online column on MedPage Today. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and edited 25 books, including Connecting with the New Healthcare Consumer, The Quality Solution, Demand Better, and most recently Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness (2nd edition). He was the inaugural Deputy Editor of Annals of Internal Medicine (1984-1989). Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Medical Quality, Population Health Management, P&T, and American Health and Drug Benefits.

    Dr. Nash received his BA in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College; his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and his MBA in Health Administration (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, he was a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and Medical Director of a nine-physician faculty group practice in general internal medicine. He has received honorary doctorates from Salus University in Philadelphia, GCSOM, and the University of Rochester.

    Dr. Nash lives in Ardmore, PA, with his wife of nearly 40 years, Esther J. Nash, MD. They have 3 adult children. He enjoys tennis, jogging, biking, and yoga.

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Dr. David Nash's Speech Descriptions

Dr. David Nash brings his outstanding experience, knowledge and passion to a series of keynote speeches that review the current quality of healthcare in the USA and suggest future paths for improvement.

Dr. Nash believes in patient-centered care, and presents his vision of the way in which this can be achieved through data analysis and the development of efficient evaluation systems.

Dr. Nash can also speak on a wide range of other medical related topics, from disease management to advisory board development, from cost containment to public accountability.

The Quality Solution
(Based on the book by the same name)

Dr. Nash calls on the fields of public health, health administration, medicine, health law, and public policy to improve the quality of health care in the US and participate in the system's transformation. This program offers an overview of current problems and inadequacies; the measures and tools of quality improvement; the role of stakeholders including physicians, employers, and patients; and future possibilities offered by information technology, medical education, and other realms.

Healthcare Quality; Vision, Strategy And Tools
His program compiles the most current information on quality issues, tools and strategies impacting healthcare. His core premise is that the key to effective improvement is centering all efforts on the needs of patients. With the future of healthcare revolving around the patient, the tools from this program prove invaluable.

Key points include:

  • Collecting Data and the various sources that feed into quality improvement
  • Approaches for analyzing data to measure performance improvement
  • Establishing measures to assess physician performance
  • Assessing patients' experiences within important dimensions of care
  • Developing balanced scorecards or dashboards
  • Clinical IT capability needs
  • The relationship of the law to quality improvement
  • Leading quality-improvement efforts and managing change
  • Practicing Medicine In The 21st Century
    Dr. Nash discusses the challenges facing physicians today, the characteristics of an ideal practice, how physicians can improve the quality of their care, how physicians can prepare for pay-for-performance (P4P) and the extra training that physicians might find useful in the new era of medical practice.

    Other Topics Include:

  • Disease Management
  • Healthcare Cost Containment
  • Hospital/Physician Relations
  • Integrated Systems
  • Managed Care
  • Medical Errors/Clinical Quality Issues
  • Advisory Board Development
  • Governance
  • Public Accountability
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    Books by Dr. David Nash:

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    The Quality Solution: The Stakeholder’s Guide to Improving Health Care
    Poor healthcare quality is a public health emergency. The Institute of Medicine called the substantial gulf between the vision of ideal care and the reality of what most individuals receive a quality chasm. The Quality Solution enlightens, informs, and challenges professionals in public health, medicine, health administration, and health law to bridge this chasm and to participate in the transformation of the healthcare system through the science of healthcare quality-measurement and improvement. Through the contributions of a knowledgeable and experienced panel of authors, The Quality Solution profiles initiatives of the key healthcare stakeholders—consumers, payers, healthcare providers, and employers—and how they can work together to improve healthcare quality.

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