Delivering for everyone: Leading universal, value-based healthcare systems



Tuesday 10 September


Session description:

In this session, we explore contemporary challenges in delivering universal healthcare with perspectives from across the globe, and how value-based healthcare can make an impact. The speakers will present insights on fostering leadership in the crucial role that equity plays in universal health coverage (UHC), and real-word examples and best practices in value-based payment (VBP) systems.

Chair: Dr Jonathan Perlin, President and CEO, The Joint Commission Enterprise, USA



Tuesday 10 September


Chair and Speakers:

Dr Jonathan Perlin

President and CEO, The Joint Commission Enterprise, USA

Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Joint Commission Enterprise which includes The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Resources (JCR), Joint Commission International (JCI), and the National Quality Forum (NQF).

Previously, as President, Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer of HCA Healthcare, Perlin led clinicians, data scientists, and researchers in developing a learning health system model for improving care across 189 hospitals. His team’s work achieved national recognition for preventing elective pre-term deliveries, reducing maternal mortality, increasing sepsis survival, and developing public-private-academic partnerships for improving infection prevention and treating COVID-19.

Before HCA, Dr Perlin was Under Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He led VA to national prominence for clinical performance.

An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), he has co-chaired initiatives on digital health, combating opioids and climate change.

He has served on numerous Boards and Commissions (including MedPAC and the CBO Panel of Health Advisors) and holds faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University as a Clinical Professor of Medicine and at Virginia Commonwealth University as an Adjunct Professor of Health Administration.

Dr Arthur Chioro

President, Brazilian Hospital Services Company - EBSERH, Brazil

Dr Arthur Chioro is a Physician with a Doctor of Science degree and a Professor of Public Health at the Federal University of São Paulo. He is also Brazil’s Former Ministry of Health during the years of 2014 to 2015.

Dr Ahmed El-Sobky

Chairman, Egypt Healthcare Authority, Egypt

Dr Ahmed El-Sobky is the Chairman of the Egypt Healthcare Authority since 2020. In this capacity, he has spearheaded transformative initiatives aimed at enhancing healthcare services and accessibility in Egypt.

He also serves as a Member of the UHC 2030 Steering Committee, contributing his expertise to global efforts in advancing universal health coverage, and is the General Supervisor of two pivotal projects at the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP): the Hayah Karima Project and the Universal Health Insurance Project – both positions he has held since October 6, 2019. Dr El-Sobky previously served as the Deputy Minister of Health and Population for Monitoring and Follow-up Affairs from June 2018 to May 2023.

His educational background includes a PhD in Diagnostic Radiology from Menoufia University, a Master of Science in Clinical Service Operations from the Harvard Medical School earned in May 2023, an Executive Diploma in Public-Private Partnership in Healthcare from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management earned in May 2023, a Master’s degree in Public Policy with a specialized focus on Global Health Issues from The American University in Cairo, and an MBA in Business Administration and Management from ESLSCA University.

Dr El-Sobky joined the IHF Governing Council in October 2023.

Dr Dana Gelb Safran

President and CEO, National Quality Forum; Chief Scientific Officer, The Joint Commission, USA

Dana Gelb Safran, ScD is President and CEO of the National Quality Forum (NQF), and the Chief Scientific Officer of The Joint Commission (TJC).

In addition to overseeing NQF’s longstanding function as steward for the U.S. portfolio of healthcare quality measures, Dr Safran is leading the expansion of NQF’s products and services to advance healthcare quality, outcomes, equity, and affordability – including new products offered in partnership with the Joint Commission.

Dr Safran is internationally recognized with a unique blend of accomplishment in business and academia. A central feature of her work has been combining the science of quality measurement with the art of its use to drive change in the quality, outcomes, and affordability of care.

Dr Safran’s prior roles include serving as a Senior Executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where she was a Lead Architect of their Alternative Quality Contract: widely credited with catalyzing the value-based payment movement among public and private payers. She was also a Founding Member of the Executive Team at Haven: a joint venture of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase to achieve better health outcomes, care experiences, and costs of care through innovation in care delivery, benefit design, and purchasing.

Dr Safran is on the faculty of the Tufts University School of Medicine and, from 2017 to 2023, she served as a Commissioner of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. She holds a BA in Biology and Government from Wesleyan University and an ScM and ScD in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.