Dr. Said Ibrahim, a leading physician-scientist whose research focuses on healthcare disparities, has been named the inaugural chief of the newly established Division of Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective Feb. 1. Dr. Ibrahim will also serve as the department’s vice chair for development and strategy.
The Division of Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation will spearhead the development, implementation and evaluation of patient-focused clinical innovations, seeking to improve both quality and equity of healthcare delivery across diverse populations. Initiatives may focus on enhancing patient safety, improving population health through accountable care organizations, and increasing healthcare access and efficiency through technological advancements such as remote patient monitoring and electronic prescribing programs. The division will also house the Executive MBA/MS Healthcare Leadership Program, which Weill Cornell Medicine and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University established in 2016. The two-year, dual-degree program will provide the next generation of healthcare leaders with the requisite skills to tackle changes in healthcare systems’ structure, payment and regulatory requirements.