TEAM

COMMITMENT

BRAD STUART, MD

photo of BradBrad is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ACIStrategies. With more than 35 years of experience practicing internal medicine, palliative care and hospice, and as a healthcare innovator with a national reputation, he has a career-long commitment to improving clinical and economic outcomes by promoting dignity, choice and responsibility. He was instrumental in creating the first Advanced Illness Management (AIM) program in the US with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 1999, shepherded its growth over a decade at Sutter Health, and spearheaded the proposal that earned AIM a $13 million award in 2010 from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. Brad drove AIM’s growth and development toward a national model now adopted by the American Hospital Association and many US health systems and championed by the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), where he is a founding Board member. For over 10 years Brad has focused on delivery system redesign, specializing in outcome and financial metrics and analytics, physician and staff training, and value-driven cost reduction in advanced illness. A graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine, he was named to the 2013 HealthLeaders’ Media list of Top 20 national difference-makers and was profiled in Atlantic Monthly. He has been named Physician of the Year by the California Association of Health Services at Home. Brad speaks internationally on clinical, economic and spiritual issues in advanced illness.

KHUE NGUYEN, PharmD

photo of KhueKhue, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of ACIStrategies, is a health care leader with extensive experience in design and development of population health management programs. She led implementation of the $35 million system-wide rollout of the AIM initiative at Sutter Health, supported by the largest 2010 First Round Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), spreading the program to eleven counties covering more than ten hospitals and five community physician networks over Year 1 of the 3-year project. Khue also led performance improvement initiatives at system, physician practice and post-acute levels at Sutter Health. She has focused on accelerating improvement in health care since the beginning of her career. In her first role as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco, Khue catalyzed innovation by bringing together academic research and community physician practices at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, infusing clinical pharmacy practices into physician-based geriatric care. Khue was a core developer of an innovative care management and connectivity platform that earned a National Institute for Health and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. This early work was the foundation for Sutter Health’s first Innovation Center at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Khue received a Bachelor of Science at the University of California, Berkeley and a Doctorate of Pharmacy with Emphasis on Health Policy and Management at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She also did her residency in managed care at UCSF.