Clinical Editor

Namita Seth Mohta, MD

NEJM Catalyst


Namita Seth Mohta, MD, is a physician executive with expertise in health care delivery transformation. 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 affiliated with 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 is currently the Clinical Editor for NEJM Catalyst, a publication launched by The New England Journal of Medicine that accelerates innovation in health care. Dr. Mohta practices internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is faculty at The Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences and 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.

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.

Physician Coaching Models Interview Large Headshots - Rana Awdish Dale Glenn Ghazala Sharieff Tom Howell Namita Seth Mohta

Leadership

Physician Coaching Models: Solutions and Impediments

A group of care experience leaders from across the United States discuss innovative physician coaching models at their respective organizations.

How Aligned Are Payers and Providers in Working Together to Achieve Value-Based Care

New Marketplace

New Marketplace Survey: Payers and Providers Remain Far Apart

Health care stakeholders are not aligned in important goals and in large part are not working together to achieve value-based care, according to the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council. They are waiting on government regulators to change the payment model — including, possibly, single-payer health care.

How Adequate Are Your Organization's Mental and Behavioral Health Services to Meet the Needs of the Patient Population?

Care Redesign

Care Redesign Survey: It’s Time to Treat Physical and Mental Health with Equal Intent

By neglecting mental and behavioral health, our society has made it virtually impossible to succeed in holistic health, and thus to improve health outcomes.

Chronic Disease Management and Healthy Behavior Promotion Are the Best Uses of Health Social Networks

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Survey: Social Networks to Improve Patient Health

Social networks — both face-to-face and virtual — have been shown to positively impact behaviors such as weight loss and smoking cessation. Is the health care industry ready to more widely leverage this mechanism for increasing healthy behaviors among patients?

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