Public Health: Accelerating Innovation for a Better Nation
The 2021 AMPC is pleased to announce the addition of Jay Bhatt, D.O., MPH, MPA, as a keynote speaker for the 2021 Annual Meeting. In this keynote, Dr. Bhatt will outline lessons from COVID-19 and opportunities for innovation to position public health as a critical driver for growth in the health sector and better health. This will require analytics, data modernization, and high impact strategies to drive diversity, inclusion, and health equity.
Dr. Jay Bhatt is a primary care physician, public health professional, and commentator working to care for the underserved and redesign care for vulnerable populations. Currently, Dr. Bhatt serves as Chief Clinical Product Officer and Medical Director at Medical Home Network. Formerly, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the American Hospital Association and President of HRET. Dr. Bhatt and his team were awarded support to develop tools of patient safety in ambulatory environments, multi-sectorial collaborations, and age friendly health systems. Most recently, he was the first Chief Health Officer at the Illinois Health & Hospital Association. In this role, he led large improvement projects including the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), which were aimed at reducing readmissions and hospital acquired conditions. He has launched several improvement collaboratives; managed the Medical Executive Forum; led the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety; launched a physician leadership academy, and designed and advanced a statewide high reliability initiative.
Previously, he was Managing Deputy Commissioner and Chief Innovation Officer for the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). There he led the implementation of Healthy Chicago, the city's public health agenda, and innovations in cross-sector partnerships, predictive analytics, epidemiology and informatics. Under his guidance, the department was been recognized both nationally and internationally in their approach to using predictive analytics to improve food inspections, chronic disease, West-Nile and lead inspections. He also led a groundbreaking initiative with Advocate South Asian Cardiovascular Center in developing the SAHEB (South Asian Healthy Eating Benefits Program). Under his leadership, the Chicago Department of Public Health received an award from the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.