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Maulik S. Joshi, Dr.P.H., is president of the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) and senior vice president for research at the American Hospital Association (AHA).
As the independent, not-for-profit research affiliate of the AHA, HRET produces timely research on topics of critical interest to hospitals and health systems and the communities they serve, including business leaders and policymakers. HRET's current research agenda focuses on quality improvement, patient safety, community health, leadership in governance, and the elimination of disparities in health care delivery. The AHA is a not-for-profit member association of nearly 5,000 health care provider organizations and 35,000 individuals committed to the health improvement of their communities.
Before joining HRET and AHA, Dr. Joshi served as president and chief executive officer of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), an organization focused on building and strengthening multi-stakeholder regional coalitions to improve quality and contain health care costs. Dr. Joshi previously was senior advisor for the office of the director at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He also served as president and chief executive officer of the Delmarva Foundation. During Dr. Joshi's tenure, the foundation received the 2005 U.S. Senate Productivity Award, the highest level award in the state of Maryland, based on the national Malcolm Baldrige criteria for performance excellence. In addition, Dr. Joshi was vice president of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), co-founder and executive vice president for DoctorQuality, senior director of quality for the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and executive vice president of the HMO Group.
Dr. Joshi has a doctorate in public health (DrPH) and a master's in health services administration (MHSA) from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of science in mathematics (BS) from Lafayette College. Dr. Joshi is co-editor of The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy and Tools, a graduate-level textbook (Health Administration Press, second edition published October 2008) and author of Healthcare Transformation: A Guide for the Hospital Board Member (CRC Press, to be published May 2009).The many organizational governance and advisory boards on which Dr. Joshi serves include: member of the Board of Trustees Quality and Patient Safety Committee for Catholic Healthcare Partners, treasurer of the Board of Trustees for the Center for the Advancement of Health, member of the Board of Trustees for Anne Arundel Health System, member of the Board of Governors for the National Patient Safety Foundation, member of the Lafayette College Leadership Council, and member of the Board of Trustees for The Country School.Dr. Joshi was selected as one of the "Up & Comers" by Witt/Kieffer and Modern Healthcare; one of Philadelphia's outstanding "40 Under 40" leaders by the Philadelphia Business Journal for commitment to professional excellence and contributions to the community; and one of the "21 Voices of Quality for the 21st Century" by the American Society for Quality.
Governance – draw from management research and first-hand experience speaking to and serving on hospital/health systems and health quality organizations boards
Future of Health Care – speak to the ever changing health care landscape and delivery system reform and transformation
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety – outline challenges facing the field, as well as share operational advice to help make a hospital/health systems quality journey successful
Applied research – share key learnings from research in critical areas within the health care system including care coordination, cost, disparities, patient and family engagement