Optimizing Hospitals & Health Systems with a “Systemness” Approach


Systemness thinking identifies clinical and operational patterns and interconnectedness to optimize processes, protocols, locations, operations, scheduling, and more. While systemness is critically important at a larger health system, this concept is applicable even within a single facility. Today we discuss how systemness can help healthcare organizations deliver patient-centric, value-based services, drive profitability, and support growth.

Guest bios:

Peter Doerner, EVP & Chief Development Officer
Peter Doerner joined North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) in early 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. He leads a talented team of professionals focused on growing the NAPA-related businesses in a nationwide expansion. Peter is a proven senior executive with over 35 years of leadership experience in healthcare. Having led teams in large publicly traded companies as well as private equity-backed ventures, Peter has created significant new client value for healthcare customers as well as driven new organic and acquisitive revenue for the companies that he has served while increasing shareholder value in each of those organizations. With a combination of operations, marketing, business development, and board serviceskills and experience, he brings a unique approach to NAPA’s current and future healthcare clients as well as its clinical partners.

Dr. Ali Ekbatani, DO, MBA, EVP & American Group President
Ali Ekbatani, DO, MBA, serves as Executive Vice President & President for NAPA’s American Group. Prior to joining NAPA, he was an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Ekbatani is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He received his Doctorate of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Ekbatani fulfilled
his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. He also received his Master of Business Administration in Health Management Services and Administration from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Dr. Ekbatani’s professional affiliations include membership in the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, and Pennsylvania Medical Society.

This episode is sponsored by NAPA.


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