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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Keynote Speaker

northeast regional nurse practitioner conference


**Please note this information is from the 2015 Conference and will be updated in October 2015.


Why Nurse Practitioners are More Relevant than Ever in the New World of ACOs

Richard Parker, MD

Richard A. Parker, MD is an internist with a 30-year history at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  Since 2001, Dr. Parker served as the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for the 2200 doctor Physician Organization. In that capacity, he assisted the physician network evolve from a fee for service payment system to a global payment Accountable Care Organization.  Dr. Parker's other interests and areas of expertise include end of life care, medical malpractice, care of the mentally ill, electronic medical records and disease and care management.  Dr. Parker served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Parker graduated from Harvard College in 1978 and the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine in 1985.  Currently, Dr. Parker runs Parker Healthcare Innovations, a consulting company focusing on the transition for doctors and hospitals from fee for service to global payment.  Dr. Parker is also a featured presenter on the topic of Stress!