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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Keynote Speaker

northeast regional nurse practitioner conference

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

Richard Parker, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization

Richard A. Parker, MD is an internist with a 30-year history at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  Since 2001, Dr. Parker has served as the Medical Director for the 2100 doctor Physician Organization. In that capacity, he oversees the physician network evolution from the fee for service payment system to a global payment Accountable Care Organization. He currently serves as Chief Medical Officer. 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 management.  Dr. Parker is an 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.


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