Dr. Natalie Achong, EMHL ’16 was selected as one of only three presenters by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) for their new Health Equity Track at the 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare.
She reported on research she conducted for the Connecticut State Medical Society as part of her Critical Challenge Project (CCP) in the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program.
In this study Population-based Intervention to Reduce Disparities in Early Hospital Postpartum Readmissions at Connecticut Hospitals, Dr. Achong found that black and Hispanic women were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital after a normal, uncomplicated delivery, regardless of their age, health status, income, insurance coverage, and other factors.
“Being chosen to present on this newly minted track at IHI’s National Annual Forum, one of the industry’s most prestigious conferences, demonstrates the leadership position that Dr. Achong plays in this critical area of the healthcare sector,” said Jay Flanagan, Assistant Dean of Health Programs at Brown University’s School of Professional Studies. “Health equity plays a critical role in the EMHL curriculum and in our goal to transform healthcare to meet the needs for all.”