Clinical Editor

Namita Seth Mohta, MD

NEJM Catalyst


Namita Seth Mohta, MD, is a physician executive with expertise in health care delivery transformation. As the Clinical Editor for NEJM Catalyst, she is part of the founding leadership team and has responsibility for content strategy and quality. She has been part of the founding Population Health and ACO leadership teams at both Partners Health Care and the New England Quality Care Alliance (Tufts Medical Center), both in Boston. Her responsibilities have included designing and implementing ACO strategies for Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial populations, with a focus on scaling tailored clinical interventions, integrating analytics and measurement, and leading change management and team-based care with providers. Dr. Mohta also has industry experience as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. She often consults with start-ups (currently at PatientPing) to provide strategic and technical expertise and leadership. Dr. Mohta practices internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is faculty at The Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences and at Harvard Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine and Primary Care residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Mohta is a graduate of Yale College and Yale School of Medicine.

Fee-for-Service Continues to Account for the Majority of Revenue

New Marketplace

New Marketplace Survey: Transitioning Payment Models: Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care

In a survey of the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council sponsored by Optum, respondents express enthusiasm for value-based care but have conflicting opinions about just how far along that path they should go.

Rural Health Care Is Rated Comparable or Worse Across Quadruple Aim Aspects

Care Redesign

Care Redesign Survey: Lessons Learned from and for Rural Health

Although care delivery models in rural and urban/suburban areas are distinct, by virtue of geographic density and resource availability, each locale affords lessons for the other.

Patients and PCPs Hold Primary Responsibility for Addressing Obesity

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Survey: The Failure of Obesity Efforts and the Collective Nature of Solutions

Patients hold responsibility for their actions, but providers’ approaches to address obesity often fall short as well.

IBM solutions to physician burnout roundtable participants: Christina Maslach, Paul DeChant, Tait Shanafelt, Namita Seth Mohta, Karen Weiner, Edward Prewitt

Leadership

NEJM Catalyst Roundtable Report: Seeking Solutions to Physician Burnout

An NEJM Catalyst roundtable sponsored by IBM Watson Health brought together four experts, all deeply engaged in reducing physician burnout from different perspectives, to share in a robust discussion.

Little Consensus Over Definition of High-Performing Organizations in Health Care

Leadership

Leadership Survey: High-Performing Organizations

Health care is rife with metrics and rating systems that purport to differentiate the good, bad, and mediocre. Every clinician and leader wants to be affiliated with a high-performing organization. But what constitutes high performance in health care?

Transparency Initiatives Are Maturing But Have Far to Go

New Marketplace

New Marketplace Survey: A Slow Path to Transparency for Patients

There is national momentum to empower patients with actionable health care information. But how well is the health care industry faring with this push to improve patient-facing transparency?

Health Care Organizations Only Occassionally Apply Design Thinking

Care Redesign

Care Redesign Survey: How Design Thinking Can Transform Health Care

Health care leaders and frontline clinicians are eager to embrace design thinking. Yet its principles are not widely applied.

Different Means of Initiating and Sustaining Behavior Change

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Survey: What Creates Behavior Change May Not Sustain It

An NEJM Catalyst Insights Council survey finds that human interaction and social support are vital for patient behavior change and employee wellness programs.

Physician Clinician Burnout Is Extensive

Leadership

Leadership Survey: Immunization Against Burnout

Clinician burnout is far from being eliminated at health care organizations, but leaders, frontline physicians, and nurses are joining forces to get to the roots of the crisis.

Many Different Definitions of Stakeholder Alignment in a Health Care Organization

Leadership

Leadership Survey: Why Big Gaps in Organizational Alignment Matter

An NEJM Catalyst Insights Council survey finds that clinicians and leaders do not see eye-to-eye on many aspects of health care delivery.

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