Stephen Grossbart, PhD

Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer

Stephen R. Grossbart, PhD, is an experienced health care executive with experience as a senior vice president and chief quality officer and chief analytics officer at Mercy Health, Cincinnati Ohio, where he oversaw Mercy’s Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Transformation. His published work has appeared in Medical Care Research and Review, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Journal of Healthcare Management and Archives of Surgery. In 2012, his book chapter, “Conceptualization and Definitions of Quality,” appeared in Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer edited by David Nash, MD, MBA. He has served and co-chaired on multiple National Quality Forum committees, dating back to 2003. In 2013, he was named as one of the 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety by Becker’s Hospital Review.

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2022 Healthcare Trends: 6 Defining Areas

After a turbulent 2020 and a 2021 the New York Times summed up as “languishing,” healthcare leaders are determined to pursue positive change in 2022. The pandemic still looms large, but health systems will also focus on other prominent performance drivers, following the lead of top performers in other industries that stress long-range tactics and prioritize consumers and data-driven decision making. With these strategies in place, trends in the following six areas will determine organizational success in 2022 and have a lasting impact on providers and patients:

1. Health equity.
2. Patient safety.
3. Staffing.
4. Care delivery.
5. COVID-19 recovery.
6. Payment and payers.

2021 Healthcare Trends: What Leaders Need to Know from COVID-19 to New Administration Policies

While much of the healthcare industry was eager to put 2020 behind it, the new year brings its own challenges, concerns, and promises. Trends in the three main categories of new Biden administration policy, care delivery, and healthcare technology will shape 2021, with key issues including the long-term effects of COVID-19, future emergency preparedness, and the outlook for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Healthcare leaders can prepare for this pivotal year by understanding critical areas to watch within these categories and how events, activities, and political appointments will affect the healthcare ecosystem.

2021 Healthcare Trends: What Leaders Need to Know from COVID-19 to New Administration Policies (White Paper)

While much of the healthcare industry was eager to put 2020 behind it, the new year brings its own challenges, concerns, and promises. Trends in the three main categories of new Biden administration policy, care delivery, and healthcare technology will shape 2021, with key issues including the long-term effects of COVID-19, future emergency preparedness, and the outlook for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Healthcare leaders can prepare for this pivotal year by understanding critical areas to watch within these categories and how events, activities, and political appointments will affect the healthcare ecosystem.

Engaging Health System Boards of Trustees in Quality and Safety: Six Must-Know Guidelines

The quality and patient safety movement of the early 21st century called for greater board of trustee involvement in improvement. However, too many health systems still don’t have the resources in place to effectively engage their boards around quality and safety measures.

Six guidelines describe how organizations can better leverage data to inform their boards:

1. Emphasize quality and patient safety goals.
2. Leverage National Quality Forum-endorsed measures.
3. Use benchmarking and risk adjustment to select targets.
4. Access data beyond the EHR.
5. Provide data and information for multiple organizational levels.
6. Develop a board-specific measurement and presentation strategy.

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