MAKING AMERICAN HEALTHCARE GREAT AGAIN
Rarely in the history of our nation has there been an urgency to address problems facing the US healthcare system. Most of these problems are not new; they have been discussed for decades by the all-talk, do-nothing politicians.
Making American Healthcare Great Again is a seven-point healthcare policy strategy. The “IT IS ACE” strategy addresses seven urgent national policy initiatives that should be implemented by Health and Human Services for the benefit of the American people.
Each letter in the “IT IS ACE” strategy title corresponds to a major policy initiative. For each policy initiative, there is an outline of the Scope of the Problem; Policy Priorities; Deployment Phases; Special Considerations; and Accountability.
Yisrael Safeek, MD, MBA, SafeCare, 4th Quarter 2017
FOUNDER & CEO
Yisrael M Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE
Founder & CEO, The SafeCare Group
Dr. Safeek spent the last 25 + years offering strategic leadership within the US healthcare system - doctor, medical director, previous hospital owner, 10 years Joint Commission employee, 5 years Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners, 18-hospital Chief Medical Officer, book author, speaker, and software developer. Dr. Safeek made the short list for United States Undersecretary of Health.
Prior to founding The SafeCare Group, Dr. Safeek served in the dual roles of Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer for an 18-hospital health system in Texas and New Mexico with a $2.5 billion annual budget. He was employed by The Joint Commission for close to 10 years, and worked on the Hospital Medical Staff Systems Tracer, OPPE and FPPE, and received commendation for the Joint Commission's Patient Flow Tracer. He was one of the first Kentucky physicians to be appointed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and served for half a decade on the Malcolm Baldrige Program Board of Examiners.
Dr. Safeek is the author of the peer-reviewed CAUTI Bundle (published 2010) that is widely utilized, and 12-point “I AM FOR SAFETY” Surgical Checklist (published 2010). He is also the author of the book, Credentialing and Privileging for Accountable Care, published by the American College of Physician Executives (published 2012).
Dr. Safeek obtained his Doctor of Medicine from East Tennessee State University after completing a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biology and Chemistry in two and a half years from Austin Peay State University, Magna Cum Laude. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Anesthesiology, and obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Safeek holds diplomas from the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, the American Board of Medical Specialties, and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Safeek is a Vanguard Advisory Member and Fellow of the American Association for Physician Leadership, the “highest honor awarded to physician leaders who have made significant contributions in improving the delivery and outcomes in medicine."