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Transforming Health Systems for Accountable Care

Welcome Letter

Greetings prospective participants,

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health system success will depend increasingly on moving away from the current fragmented FFS (fee for service) acute care model to one based on integrated accountability for the health of populations at a predictable cost.  Health system executives, with the tools and skills to lead this fundamental change, will be the keys to a successful transition.  

Johns Hopkins is uniquely poised to provide the infrastructure, content and expertise to deliver the Johns Hopkins Transforming Health Systems for Accountable Care Executive Education Program, the first ever inter-professional executive education program for accountable care in the U.S., to help health care professionals navigate this wave of change. Bringing together the resources of the nation’s #1 Schools of Public Health and Nursing; Johns Hopkins Medicine, with its renowned School of Medicine and the nation’s top hospital; and the Carey Business School, this program will enable health care executives to lead the change to accountable care within their organizations. 

We pilot tested this program on 27 Johns Hopkins Medicine executives and a central theme we heard echoed from the physicians, administrators, managers, nurses and pharmacists who participated was the tremendous value of the content combined with the inter-professional structure of the program. Graduates of this non-credit professional development program will gain three key benefits: One is that they will acquire the tools they will need to succeed in the new environment of accountable care and population health. The second is that they will develop dynamic inter-professional collaborative skills and retain relationships with the network of professionals who take the course. The third is, equipped with their new skills, they will be poised to expand their roles and leadership responsibilities within their organizations to lead their organizations through this historic transformation.

I am looking forward to seeing you in class!

Best regards, 

David Chin, MD, MBA
Distinguished Scholar
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine