Parinda Khatri, PhD, Cherokee Health Systems’ chief clinical officer, has been selected by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health to join an advisory group of health care professionals that will travel to Spain next month to conduct in-depth research on best practices in health care delivery.
Dr. Khatri will join professionals from University of California, Berkeley, Mountfiore Medical Center, Sutter Health, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Academy Health, and American Medical Group Association who together will investigate Spain’s diversity of health care models across its 17 unique regions. Through this research, the advisory group hopes to uncover best practices and the lessons they may hold for the way health care is delivered in the United States.
The group will visit Spain’s capital region of Madrid, as well as the Catalonia and Basque Country regions. During these visits, Dr. Khatri and the other group members will hear from Spanish health care experts on such topics as integrated care, palliative care, chronic care management, and emergency care coordination. After the trip is completed in mid-June, the group will participate in a two-day meeting in the District of Columbia to share the findings from their research, as well as deliver briefing papers and other peer-reviewed publications.
The research group is being funded by a $255,000 grant awarded to the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.