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Episode 17: Social Determinants of Health with Dr. Lenchus

Jul 19, 2018


In this podcast, John Marchica discusses with Dr. Joshua Lenchus the challenges that come with running a safety net hospital, and the role that social determinants of health play in managing population health initiatives.

Topics include:

* Managing population health in a safety net system
* Social determinants of health and medical compliance
* Integrating social determinants of health into the electronic medical record

In this episode

Joshua Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM

Joshua Lenchus, DO, RPh, FACP, SFHM, holds a pharmacy degree from the University of Florida, and graduated from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. He currently works as a hospitalist at Jackson Memorial Hospital for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

In 2012, was elected as the youngest and the first osteopathic President of the Jackson Health System medical staff and chairman of its medical executive committee. He was subsequently re-elected in 2014 and 2016. In 2007 he developed a novel curriculum centered about simulation-based invasive bedside procedural instruction. Now in its eleventh year, the program has transformed the way procedures are taught and performed, decreasing complications thereby leading to safer patient care.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Lenchus is incredibly involved, serving as a leader, in multiple county, state and national medical associations, including as the newly elected President of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group. He was the founder and CEO of FaxWatch, a leading business intelligence and medical education company and two-time member of the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing companies.

John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade. John earned his B.A. in economics from Knox College, an MBA and M.A. in public policy from The University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework and doctoral exams in clinical epidemiology and health economics at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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