Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP, is Chief Population Health Officer at New York City Health + Hospitals (H+H) — the largest public health care system in the United States. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of the H+H Accountable Care Organization. Dr. Chokshi’s duties include leading a team dedicated to health system improvement, supervising initiatives on ambulatory care transformation, innovative care models, population health analytics, chronic disease prevention and management, and implementation research. His team was recognized with the 2017 Gage Award for Quality by America’s Essential Hospitals. Dr. Chokshi practices primary care (internal medicine) at Bellevue Hospital and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Population Health and Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.
Dr. Chokshi’s prior work experience spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including as a White House Fellow at the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs; positions with the New York City and State Departments of Health and the Louisiana Department of Health; at a startup clinical software company; and with the nonprofit Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM).
Dr. Chokshi has written on medicine and public health in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, Health Affairs, Science, The Atlantic, and Scientific American. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Primary Care Development Corporation and the Essential Hospitals Institute. In 2016, President Obama appointed him to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.
He trained in internal medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and was a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. During his training, he did clinical work in Guatemala, Peru, Botswana, Ghana, and India. He received his MD with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from Penn. He also earned an MSc in global public health as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude from Duke.
Clinician engagement is vital for improving clinical quality and patient satisfaction, as well as the job satisfaction of clinicians themselves. Yet nearly half of health care organizations are not very effective or not at all effective at clinician engagement.
Case Study by Samantha Roy, Fernando Reyes, Sarah Himmelrich, Lauren Johnston & Dave A. Chokshi
A CMMI-supported interdisciplinary care team effort helped a safety-net system strengthen primary care engagement and identify unmet needs.
Article by Jeremy P. Ziring, Kathleen S. Tatem, Remle Newton-Dame, Jesse Singer & Dave A. Chokshi
Safety-net health system transformation is threatened by recent health reform proposals that erode coverage gains.
Article by Dave A. Chokshi, Ji E. Chang & Ross M. Wilson
How the coverage provisions of the ACA are affecting safety-net health systems, responses of these systems to payment reform, and future directions in scaling up improvements and innovation in delivery systems.
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Case Study by Hannah Byrnes-Enoch, Jesse Singer & Dave A. Chokshi
Electronic referral system supports communication between primary care and specialty providers.
Article by Jeremy P. Ziring, Jessica Black, Spriha Gogia, Jesse Singer, Nicholas Stine & Dave A. Chokshi
Narrow time frames for follow-up assessment exclude too many patients who actually achieve remission.