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Preventive Care as a Robust Business Model in Healthcare

Wednesday, 28 July, 2021

A Discussion with Li Ern Chen, MD, MSCS, Vice President, Clinical Strategy, Efficiency at ChenMed

To this day, the dominant model of payment in healthcare is fee-for-service. Though there has been a shift towards value-based programs such as bundled payment, patient-centered medical homes, and accountable care organizations, payment structures still seem to favor the type of medicine that provides a fix when something goes wrong.  Even in this progressive environment, preventive care models are unusual. Please join us on July 28 at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time, for an interactive discussion with Li Ern Chen, Preventive Care as a Robust Business Model in Healthcare.

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Li Ern Chen, MD FACS is the Vice President for Clinical Strategy & Efficiency at ChenMed.  As a surgeon, Dr. Chen uses her perspective from time spent in the trenches of care delivery to move the needle in healthcare. She is relentlessly committed to driving healthcare to achieve the quadruple aim. In her current role, she leverages data to drive clinical and operational improvements to deliver the best experience and the best care to patients in a value-based primary care setting. Her prior roles included setting the Mercy health system’s patient safety strategy and leading Surgical Services at Baylor Scott & White Health in Texas. 

Dr. Chen went to medical school and trained in general surgery at Washington University in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital before doing her pediatric surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Following that, she completed her Master of Clinical Science degree while on the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern.