Kevin Ban, M.D.
Executive Director, Managed Care and Population Health, athenahealth
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 • 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
As a practicing physician, Kevin Ban brings more than 20 years of clinical experience, innovative medical systems development along with healthcare practice and performance improvement to athenahealth where he leads the population health client services team. He has experience in large, tertiary care referral centers, community hospitals and as the Chief Medical Officer for an investor backed medical services company focused on medication management, decreased utilization and 30-day readmission prevention.
Upon completion of his emergency medicine residency, Ban joined the Harvard Medical Faculty Physician group and became the Director of the Tuscan Emergency Medicine Initiative (TEMI). TEMI was responsible for building an emergency medicine educational infrastructure for Tuscany, Italy at the Universities of Florence, Pisa and Siena. More than 900 Tuscan emergency physicians were certified through the TEMI program. During this period, Ban led innovative projects in region wide continuous quality improvement, translational research, and high fidelity simulation for more than 40 hospitals and 1,000 physicians.
In 2006, Ban led a project to develop a pediatric trauma center and system in Tuscany. He later became the Chief of the Pediatric Trauma Center. Along with a highly skilled clinical team, Ban successfully launched the first pediatric trauma center in Italy which continues to serve more than 2,000 patients annually and has improved outcomes and the quality of care for injured pediatric patients. During his eight years working in the single payor model in Italy, Ban learned how to drive improved outcomes while decreasing the overall cost of care.
In 2012, Ban became the Chief Medical Officer at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham. During his tenure as CMO, he led projects to restructure the hospitalist group and case management/transitions of care program. He worked with his colleagues to engage clinicians in continuous quality improvement by introducing Just Culture methodology and using innovative spaced learning education methods to reinforce new concepts. Ban’s work focused predominantly on providing high quality, patient centric care while at the same time decreasing utilization and medical expense within BIDCO Medicare pioneering ACO.
Ban’s career has focused on working collaboratively with fellow healthcare providers and administrators to improve patient centered care and outcomes. He is an expert in medical systems development, practice/performance improvement and is passionate about providing standardized, patient-centric care.