Clinical leadership of health care reform

Leadership lecture series
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About this event

This was the third in a series of three lectures on leadership in the NHS taking place in the run up to our annual NHS Leadership and Management Summit.

About the lecture

Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP is the former President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an organisation that Dr Berwick co-founded and led for 18 years. He is one of the United States' leading authorities on health care quality and improvement. In July 2010, President Obama appointed Dr Berwick to the position of Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which he held until December 2011. In 2005, he was appointed Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire by the Queen in recognition of his work with the NHS.

A paediatrician by background, in this lecture Dr Berwick will speak about clinical leadership of health care reform.

Speaker

Donald Berwick MD

Lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy
at Harvard

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Medical School, former President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Donald M Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP is the former President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an organisation that Dr. Berwick co-founded and led for 18 years. 

He is one of the United States' leading authorities on health care quality and improvement. In July, 2010, President Obama appointed Dr Berwick to the position of Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which he held until December 2011.

A paediatrician by background, Dr Berwick has served as Clinical Professor of Paediatrics and Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and as a member of the staffs of Boston's Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

He has also served as vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the first "Independent Member" of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association, and chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. An elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Dr Berwick served two terms on the IOM’s governing Council and was a member of the IOM’s Global Health Board. He served on President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry.  

He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the 1999 Joint Commission’s Ernest Amory Codman Award, the 2002 American Hospital Association’s Award of Honor, the 2006 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Individual Achievement from the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations, the 2007 William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research, the 2007 Heinz Award for Public Policy from the Heinz Family Foundation, and the 2012 Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the IOM.

In 2005, he was appointed “Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire” by the Queen, the highest honor awarded by the UK to non-British subjects, in recognition of his work with the NHS. 

Dr Berwick is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific articles and four books. He is at present a Lecturer in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.