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NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine Hosts Community Health Summit

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More than 45 community physicians were invited to join faculty leaders at the 2018 NSU MD Health Summit.


With Nova Southeastern University’s considerable investments in health education, health care, and biomedical research, NSU’s new medical college, the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD) aims to revolutionize the way people get and stay healthy in the South Florida tri-county area (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami Dade). As part of achieving this major goal, the college hosted the 2018 NSU MD Health Summit: Transitioning to Value-Based Care on Saturday, June 9.

More than 45 community physicians were invited to join faculty leaders from NSU MD and the NSU H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship’s M.B.A. in Complex Health Systems program to discuss the obstacles impeding effective and affordable health care, including unmet needs along the care continuum, opportunities for digital health, and improving access to specialty care.

“Our goal through this summit is to connect community physicians with academic medicine to catalyze innovation and generate new and easier solutions for patients to get healthy and stay healthy,” said Johannes W. Vieweg, M.D., FACS, dean of the college.

Among the highlights, the summit featured a panel discussion with state and community health leaders, including Michael De Lucca, president & CEO, Broward Regional Health Planning Council; Paula Thaqi, M.D., M.P.H., director, Florida Department of Health in Broward County; Chrissy Cohen, South Florida market director, American Diabetes Association; and Jarrod Fowler, director of health care policy and innovation, Florida Medical Association.

NSU plans to use the key findings from the summit to develop new care initiatives that improve health outcomes in our community, stop the progression of chronic diseases, and effectively treat patients’ medical conditions.