M-RCBG Senior Fellow-Led Study Group: Roshini Moodley Naidoo

Wednesday, November 15, 4:15-6:00pm 
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Session Host:
Dr. Roshini Moodley Naidoo, MD
Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roshinimoodleynaidoo/

Executive Guest Speakers:

Dr. Mark Friedberg, MD, MPP
Senior Vice President, Performance Measurement & Improvement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Dr. Meika Tylese Neblett, MD, MS
Chief Medical Officer, Chief Quality Officer, Chief Academic Officer, RWJBarnabas Health – Community Medical Center

This session is the 3rd and capstone of the health care innovation series in Fall 2023, where senior executives from leading health care organizations will join as guest speakers to share industry experiences of designing and implementing strategies to improve equity in health outcomes. 

Around the world, health care systems are adjusting to a post-pandemic environment, taking stock, re-calibrating, and innovating. A significant universal focus currently, is improving health outcomes in sustainable cost-effective ways that improve the experience of the patient. In addition to the significant ethical implications, disparities in health care systems result in poor health outcomes and wasteful costs. Health care leaders from various vantage points are contemplating how to address the drive for equitable health outcomes. They are recognizing the need to address complex issues including variation in outcomes based on personal characteristics - race, gender, socio-economic status and geography. They are evaluating the use of new technologies and data intelligence to drive innovation.  For equity solutions to be effective and impactful, organizations and leaders have to navigate multiple stakeholders and varying industry dynamics. In doing so, they have to consider the following questions:

  • what is the scale of the initiative? 
  • what organizational capabilities are required? 
  • what is their risk appetite? 
  • who to partner with? 
  • how to measure the performance of solutions?
  • how to align organizational goals?

Please join a high impact discussion, grounded in real world experiences, of how organizations design and implement equity solutions for impact. Hear directly from health care executives from leading U.S. organizations about how they grapple with the subject of equity, internalize policy guidelines, and design strategies to improve equity outcomes. 

Due to the participation of external guests, the session will begin promptly at the start time.

This study group / discussion is open to all. Registration is not necessary.

M-RCBG welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs. To request accommodations or ask questions about access provided, please email: mrcbg@hks.harvard.edu

 Roshini Moodley Naidoo head shotDr. Roshini Naidoo is a globally experienced physician leader, corporate executive, board member, risk specialist and health care equity champion. Dr. Naidoo served as the Executive Head of Health Risk Management at Discovery Health, a publicly listed health care administrator in South Africa, and part of a global health and wellness operating structure in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. She held financial oversight for 19 health plans and a membership of 3.5 million. Dr. Naidoo led transformative initiatives that shifted transactional fee-for-service health care systems to value-based care platforms through novel provider contracting instruments, risk management strategies, population health programs, and predictive data care models. She established a Quality Improvement business function aimed at improving patient empowerment and outcomes of care. Dr. Naidoo is a Professor of Practice at the College of Health Solutions, at Arizona State University where she instructs on post-pandemic Health Care Systems. She previously served as the first international Fellow of the patient safety organization, The Leapfrog Group, and led the publication of quality of care ratings of private hospitals in South Africa. While at Oxfam America, Dr. Naidoo led a study with The Coca-Cola Company and SABMiller to examine the social and economic impact of corporate policies and operations on poverty reduction. A precursor to ESG studies, the poverty impact analysis was profiled by the UN Global Compact. Dr. Naidoo is a member of the Board of the Africa Academy for Public Health, serving as the Chairperson of the Finance and Administration committee.  Dr. Naidoo previously served as a Director on the Board of Save the Children South Africa, and the Board of Health Quality Assurance (HQA). Dr. Naidoo earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, and her MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She served as a Harvard Business School Service Leadership Fellow and a Harvard South Africa Fellow. A medical doctor, Dr. Naidoo earned her MBChB from the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Dr. Naidoo’s research involves health care equity, the governance of health care AI technologies, and the use of predictive data models in real-time clinical decision making. Her faculty advisor is Joseph Newhouse, John D. MacArthur Research Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University. Email: rmoodleynaidoo@hks.harvard.edu