CMR Institute’s Board of Directors Welcomes New Board Member

 CMR Institute’s Board of Directors recently voted in a new board member, Dr. Anthony N. Akosa, MD, MBA, System Medical Director of Franciscan Alliance Care Management at Franciscan Alliance, Inc.

“On behalf of the Board, I am thrilled to welcome Anthony to the CMR Institute Board of Directors. His experience as an executive healthcare leader and provider will strengthen our ability to lead and support CMR Institute’s mission of advancing knowledge to enhance healthcare,“ said, Dr. Jeffrey Farber, CMR Board of Directors Chairman.

Dr. Akosa is a practicing board-certified family practice physician with extensive Population Health Management (PHM) experience. At Franciscan Alliance, a 12-hospital Catholic Health system serving Indiana and Illinois, he is the System Medical Director of Care Management. He oversees Ambulatory & Inpatient Care Management; Utilization Management (UM) & Clinical Denials Management; and Physician Advisory Services for the health system.

Dr. Akosa is leading Franciscan’s effort to enhance Care Coordination processes to improve key inpatient metrics like readmission rate, observation rate, length of stay, clinical denials & key ambulatory metrics like avoidable admission & ED rates, specialty drug cost, and lower cost trends from integration of social determinants of health (SDoH) gap closure/Health Equity initiatives into PHM strategies.

Dr. Akosa has extensive health plan and ACO experience and has helped multiple ACOs and health systems across the country in designing their PHM strategies to achieve the Quintuple Aim. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Population Health Alliance and a member of the Epic SDoH Steering Board.

“I am very excited to join the CMR Institute Board of Directors. Life science professionals would greatly benefit from a better understanding of population health management principles to position their solutions in the current value-based care environment to improve patient outcomes,” shared Dr. Akosa.

About CMR Institute

CMR Institute is a 501(c)(3) learning organization whose mission is to enhance healthcare by providing innovative and effective learning solutions that increase knowledge and drive performance for life science professionals. Our comprehensive training library is updated regularly and vetted by industry-leading healthcare experts to ensure our learners are empowered with expertise and credibility to improve the healthcare industry, both today and the ever-changing tomorrow.

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Educational Institutes are not just mere places of Learning; It is the place which polishes the inner and sometimes hidden talents in each one of us: President Kovind

Educational institutes are not just mere places of learning; it is the place which polishes the inner and sometimes hidden talents in each one of us, said the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. He was speaking on the occasion of inauguration of permanent campus of Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur at Dahegaon Mauza, MIHA, Nagpur today (May 8, 2022). The President said that the curriculum gives us the occasion to introspect within ourselves the purpose, the ambition and hence fulfill our dreams.

The President said that we are living in an era where innovation and entrepreneurship are appreciated and encouraged. Both innovation and entrepreneurship have the ability to not just ease our lives through technology but can also provide employment opportunities to many people. He expressed confidence that the eco-system at IIM, Nagpur would promote among the students the mindset of becoming job-creators, instead of being job-seekers.

The President was happy to note that IIM, Nagpur through its Centre for Entrepreneurship has established IIM Nagpur Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (InFED). He said that what is a matter of immense pride is that InFED has successfully enabled women entrepreneurs to graduate from Women Start-up Program and six of them have even launched their enterprises. Such programs provide an effective platform for women empowerment.

The President said that our traditions have always emphasized upon sharing, especially in the field of knowledge. Hence, it is our duty to share the knowledge which we have gathered. He expressed hope that just as IIM Ahmedabad has provided mentorship to IIM, Nagpur, the leading professional schools of our country, technical, management or humanities would provide mentorship to establish similar institutions. He said that knowledge sharing leads to greater growth of knowledge itself. He congratulated IIM, Nagpur for taking the initiative to establish satellite campuses in Pune, Hyderabad and Singapore.

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