Biographical Sketch and Presentation Fact Sheet
Background: Dr. Denham's business development career, spanning 30 years, has resulted in numerous product and process innovations. He was ranked 38th in the 2012 list of "50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare, and is a collaborator with the World Health Organization. As a radiation oncologist, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and instructor at a number of medical schools and business schools, he has taught innovation adoption, technology transfer, and commercialization. He has served on numerous editorial boards of journals as a Health Information Technology (HIT) and solution specialist; authored more than 100 publications; and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Patient Safety. Dr. Denham is an adjunct Professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Health Systems Engineering and teaches leadership and innovation on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He was a Senior Fellow of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative 2009-2011 and an instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2009, and is a member of the President's Circle of the National Academies of Science advising the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. He is a co-founder of the Global Patient Safety Forum, a convener of global healcare leaders, in Geneva, Switzerland.
CEO and Founder, HCC Corporation: A business development accelerator, HCC has led, developed, or supported 400 product development teams in more than 50 product categories, including pharmaceuticals, devices, capital equipment, and health information technologies. Its mission is to save lives, save money, and create value in the communities and ventures it builds. HCC developed an evidence-based Breakthrough Technology Processing System now used for product contracting by one-third of all U.S. hospitals, which purchase more than $30 billion in products. HCC methods are used by global suppliers and technology companies with more than $300 billion in revenues and more than 95% of U.S. hospital market penetration. The HCC accelerator incubates ventures that span from partnerships with Global 10 companies to a portfolio of companies HCC has spawned itself. The core values of HCC are integrity, compassion, accountability, reliability, and entrepreneurship (ICARE). HCC is driven to exemplify these behaviors as a servant leader and to serve as a silent partner of leading innovators.
Chairman and Founder, TMIT:
TMIT is a non-profit medical research organization driving adoption of healthcare performance improvement solutions. The TMIT National Research Test Bed of more than 3,100 hospitals is the world's largest virtual laboratory. The mission is identical to that of HCC's. TMIT R&D accelerates the adoption of high-impact solutions that are products, services, technologies, and leadership methods. It is served by more than 500 clinical and administrative subject matter experts from a number of our nation's best academic and front-line institutions. The numerous TMIT Communities of Practice are served by online knowledge management systems. TMIT has established national, state, and local collaborative Pay-for-Performance programs. TMIT has task forces with federal agencies, certifying, and quality organizations include the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
through the Partnership for Patients and Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs); the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
; The Joint Commission (TJC)
; the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
; The Leapfrog Group
; and the National Quality Forum (NQF)
. Collaborative research support has been provided to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), NASA, and the Department of Defense. TMIT produced the 2010 award-winning documentary, Chasing Zero: Winning the War on Healthcare Harm
, on the Discovery Channel. During 2012 and 2013, multi-institutional studies of financial impact calculators, greatness in leadership, and technology adoption will be published by TMIT in peer-reviewed medical journals, on multimedia channels, and documentaries. TMIT is a leading developer of systems used for ranking hospitals for consumers. TMIT's 2012 documentary, Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami: Bring Your Best Board
, focuses on hospital governance, administrative, medical, and community leadership. The cause is to move the market from "provider-centered, volume-driven transactions to patient-centered value-driven care". It will showcase the TMIT LEAD
Program, a global leadership certification initiative that will train healthcare supplier, provider, and purchasing leaders in high-performance, value-driven care. In 2011 TMIT launched SpeakerLink
, a matching system to link hospital seekers of patient/family speakers. Dr. Denham founded CareMoms, CareKids, and CareUniversity which are programs that are focused on helping families survive healthcare harm and waste.
NQF Safe Practices for Better Healthcare R&D Leadership: Dr. Denham has led a continuous development program to provide update input to the National Quality Forum Safe Practices for Better Healthcare, applied to all U.S. hospitals and most healthcare organizations. The 2010 Practices were endorsed as national standards and released in April 2010. The National Quality Forum is a public-private partnership charged by the U.S. Congress with establishing standards under the auspices of the Innovation Transfer Act of 1995. Responsible for R&D with hospitals on the NQF Safe Practices on an ongoing, multi-year basis, Dr. Denham and TMIT have established a National Harmonization Program with each of TJC, CMS, AHRQ, IHI, and The Leapfrog Group in order to generate a synchronized set of practices that will provide a common roadmap to hospitals. Dr. Denham has also been a co-chairman of the NQF Laboratory Consensus Standards program.
Chairman, Safe Practices Program of The Leapfrog Group: The Leapfrog Group is a consortium of more than 185 Fortune 500 companies with more than $69 billion in healthcare purchasing power, responsible for more than 34 million covered lives. TMIT funds and leads design and support of elements of the largest Pay-for-Performance program in the country, which ranks U.S. hospitals on an annual basis, providing the mechanism for consumers and insurance purchasers to reward quality improvement through their purchasing. Dr. Denham has chaired its Safe Practices program since 2004. This harmonization effort provides a common set of transparency measures and targets that the payers can build into their purchasing programs. Hospitals representing more than 40% of U.S. healthcare participate in the program.
- Selected Publications: To review a selected list of recent articles that may be downloaded, go to Dr. Charles Denham's published articles; and to learn more about TMIT, please go to http://www.SafetyLeaders.org.